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Animal Planet teaming up with The Cove’s Ric O’Barry

Animal Planet and Ric O'Barry, animal activist and star of the Academy Award-winning doc The Cove, are teaming up on a new series.
March 17, 2010

Animal Planet and Ric O’Barry, animal activist and star of the Academy Award-winning doc The Cove, are teaming up on a new series. Dolphin Warriors (w/t), exec produced by O’Barry’s son Lincoln, will reportedly continue to address the themes of the movie, following up on the status of the dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan and the sale of dolphin meat to Japanese citizens. While there’s no official word on the timing of the premiere, two episodes have already been completed, reports the Los Angeles Times, and with the film premiering on the net in the summer, there’s speculation that the show could be ready for fall. Animal Planet representatives didn’t have much more information at present, but did pass along this quote from the network’s president and general manager, Marjorie Kaplan: ‘The Cove is a moving, powerful and challenging film that’s just the type of film that belongs on Animal Planet. Ric and Lincoln O’Barry are fascinating men with an important mission and remarkable stories to share. We’re delighted to be working with them on their next project.’

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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