Leaked Footage From 'A Dog's Purpose' Film Set Leads to Canceled Premiere

The video allegedly shows a dog being forced to take part in a potentially dangerous stunt.
2:36 | 01/22/17

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Transcript for Leaked Footage From 'A Dog's Purpose' Film Set Leads to Canceled Premiere
The director of a new movie, "A dog's purpose" has been promised a thorough investigation after leaked video from the making of the movie. The Los Angeles premier of the movie was canceled this weekend. What one of the careen screen writers is saying this morning. That leak video appears to show a scared dog refusing to perform a stupt. The premier was supposed to be this weekend. That's not happening. The pseudoyo says it's investigating. The film could face a boycott. For me, it all began with a boy. Reporter: A feel good family film. Bailey, Bailey, Bailey, Bailey. My name was Bailey, Bailey, Bailey, Bailey. Reporter: Backlash. They're pulling if plug on the premier over behind the scenes footage of alleged animal abuse. In this video obtained by TMZ, a seemingly frightened germ. Shepherd appears to be forced into rushing water. He appears to get pulled under for four skds before trainers swim to his rescue. Cut it, cut it, cut it! Reporter: The video is spurring people for the ethical treatment of animals to call for a boycott. If you were the kind of person who wanted to see a family film about dogs and now you see that dogs were possibly hard, this could definitely change your mind. Reporter: Universal said a review into the edited video is under way. They could release the video. Reporter: The writer said he saw additional footage from that day. He's coming to the production's defense. Posting on Facebook, the dog was not terrified and not thrown in the water. He adds, there was a scuba diver and trainer in the pool to protect him. He loves the water, wasn't in danger, and wasn't upset. And Cameron said the other footage shows the dog happily jumping into the pool earlier if the day. The dog wasn't afraid of the water. Just didn't want to jump in from that side. Once they let him go back to the other side of the pool, he per formed the stunt happily. P.E. P.E.T.A. Is not satisfied with that. It's hard to watch. Anyone who loves animals will have a hard time understanding what happened there. Thank you, Diane. Coming up on "Good morning

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