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FACT: 1993 Was The Best Year For Movies

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment

People like to argue about which year was the best year for the film industry. What most of these people don't realize is that unless they've been arg...

Blackfish Backlash Continues

John P. David | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
John P. David

From what I know about orca public relations, I think SeaWorld's got a big problem.

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.

Keiko (Free Willy): 20 Years Later, History Proves His Release to Have Been the Right Decision

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 11.17.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

By any measurement, Keiko's release was a phenomenal success, and the process of giving him years of health and freedom is symbolic of what we cherish most in ourselves -- the ability to act with compassion and to right wrongs; when we know better, we do better.

Blackfish and Keiko: The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy

Theresa Demarest | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Theresa Demarest

It is our first hope that folks will watch BLACKFISH. Probably for the first time they will understand in a most graphic way the problems inherent in keeping these orcas captive.

'Free Willy' Actor Dies at Age 77

Posted 08.16.2013 | Celebrity

After a long battle with cancer, August Schellenberg, the actor who played Jesse's Native American mentor in "Free Willy" has died, according to TMZ. ...

Is It Time to End Animal Slavery? The Real Story Behind the SeaWorld Whale Machine

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Nancy Colier

If you have ever or ever intend to visit a SeaWorld-type theme park, or if you just care about the wellbeing of other creatures who share our earth, Blackfish should be mandatory viewing.

The Story of Keiko, the Star of Free Willy

Theresa Demarest | Posted 07.25.2013 | Green
Theresa Demarest

Gabriela Cowperthwaite, with her film Blackfish, has thrown down the gauntlet against SeaWorld and all the other marine themed entertainment facilitie...

Remembering Free Willy And 8 Other Famed Animal Actors

Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment

July 16 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of "Free Willy," the emotional family film which stole the hearts of viewers. Starring Jason James R...

Movie Review: Blackfish

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's been four years since The Cove -- and 20 years since Free Willy. And yet, as the upsetting new documentary, Blackfish, shows, man's inhumanity to mammals continues unabated -- as commercialized and heartless as ever, even when it includes collateral damage.

Free Willy Makes a Splash for 20 Year Anniversary

Jennie Lew Tugend | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jennie Lew Tugend

Twenty years ago, Warner Bros. released the family film, Free Willy and millions of children and adults fell in love with Keiko, the orca whale starring in the movie.

Seeds We Sow: Chatting With Lindsey Buckingham Plus Robert Earl Keen and Rose Hill Drive's Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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An Interview with Dan Zanes, Plus Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, Smokey & Santana, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With the new DVD release The Fine Friends Are Here!, Dan Zanes and Friends present colorful music and images that are not just for children, but also for the big kid in all of us.