Bob Munro and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers.
- Starring: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Daniels and Kristen Chenoweth
- Director(s): Barry Sonnenfeld
- Producer(s): Bobby Cohen, Lucy Fisher
- Screenwriter(s): Geoff Rodkey
- Distributor: Sony Pictures
- Release Date: Friday, April 28, 2006
Featured Animal Action
American Humane's Film & TV Unit did not monitor the international production RV, which was filmed in Canada. The Film & TV Unit's work is funded by a grant from the Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund, which is administered by trustees from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The grant allocates resources solely to cover SAG domestic projects working under the SAG/Producers codified agreement.
Productions filming abroad do have the option of contracting for American Humane's monitoring services. However, this does not guarantee that the film will receive an End Credit Disclaimer, since the Disclaimer is awarded exclusively on the basis of the animal treatment during production. The filmmakers did not request our services for this production, and since American Humane was not present to witness the extensive animal action firsthand, we are rating the film "Not Monitored". Sony Pictures did provide a pre-release screening of RV to allow us an advance look at the animal action, which American Humane appreciates.
How to make sure American Humane is there
Films like RV typically receive the "Not Monitored" rating because the producers did not involve American Humane and may not have followed American Humane's Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media. Because the film industry is vast, American Humane needs your support to better protect animals used in entertainment.
You can help make sure the American Humane Association is there to monitor animal action in future films by:
1) Registering on our website and indicating your interest in "No Animals Were Harmed"®. The more people who register, the stronger American Humane's impact will be on actors, producers, and film distributors.
2) Choosing to spend your money on films that express a commitment to the humane treatment of animal actors. Before buying tickets, look for the review of the animal action and make sure the film's producers have taken the right steps to ensure animal safety and well-being.
3) Letting your voice be heard. At the movies, stay through the end credits to be sure the film received the "No Animals Were Harmed"® Disclaimer. If you do not see it, e-mail your concerns to American Humane at firstname.lastname@example.org.