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Freeing Willy

You Won't Believe What Really Happened To Keiko, The Orca Whale Star of 'Free Willy'

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Entertainment

We all saw “Free Willy,” we all loved “Free Willy.” But what happened to the real Willy? In a tragic, confounding dose of irony, Keiko, th...

Retro Report: Freeing Willy

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Olivia Katrandjian

In the wake of the 1993 hit movie Free Willy, activists and fans campaigned to free the movie's star -- a captive killer whale named Keiko -- and launched a story Hollywood couldn't invent.