Angels and Demons

Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and scientist Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) follow a trail of ancient symbols that mark the Vatican's only hope for survival.

  • Starring: Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer and Ewan McGregor
  • Director(s): Ron Howard
  • Producer(s): Todd Hallowell
  • Screenwriter(s): David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman
  • Distributor: Sony Pictures
  • Animal Coordinator: Gentle Jungle, Performing Animal Troupe
  • Release Date: Friday, May 15, 2009

Featured Animal Action

Professor Langdon discovers a corpse with some rats crawling on it and on the ground nearby. The corpse was a prop with an animatronic head. The blood was made from corn syrup and safe for the rats. A trainer checked the area for safety before filming began, then placed the rats on their marks on the ground and on the prop body and stood just off-camera.

American Humane monitored a scene in which some rats and then a cat run along a plank in the church. This scene was cut from the theatrical release.

American Humane did not monitor the brief scene with the search dog or the scene with the pigeons near the firecrackers in St. Peter's square.