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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.’

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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