A new documentary called Blackfish had the interest of several buyers at Sundance.
The film is about Tilikum, the killer whale who is responsible for the deaths of three people.
We previously mentioned that a highly skilled trainer was killed at SeaWorld when Tilikum dragged her underwater and wouldn't let her go.
Now, this documentary seeks to expose the cruelty that these creatures suffer at SeaWorld and how their living conditions can drive them to madness!
The doc is apparently so good that both Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films bought the rights to the film together.
Magnolia is going to release it July 19th while CNN is going to air it sometime this fall.
Check out the video (above) to see the trailer for Blackfish!
Wow! That's ahmayzing!
This is seriously a once in a lifetime event!
Rich and Laura Howard are a couple who were vacationing in Mexico, celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary.
When underwater, filming some friendly sea lions, the dive master suddenly signaled to them to come to the surface, the dive was over.
Confused, they quickly realized that there were whales swarming the area… killer whales!
As they got in the boat and sped away… the whales followed them, playing in the boat's wake!!
Check out the video (above) for some big orca whale's putting on a free show!
Tim Gunn, a mentor to fashion designers on Project Runway, is not only a talented designer, he's a huge animal lover!!
Most recently, he's sent a letter via PETA to the organizers of a gay pride celebration in Atlanta.
He is asking that they move their party that kicks-off the event to a new venue, instead of the Georgia Aquarium.
The Obama administration is considering using seismic air gun blasts to search for oil and gas under the ocean seabed.
The problem with this is that the blasts are 100,000 times louder than a jet engine and they'd occur every 10 seconds for months!!
There's a very good chance that 138,500 whales and dolphins will be injured and maybe even killed by these blasts.
Luckily, they have Ted Danson fighting for them. He said:
Isla Fisher was recently snapped while visiting Sea World San Diego's Wild Arctic attraction.
She was so lucky to be able to go into the animals' enclosure and meet a real, live whale buddy!
The whale is over a ton and solid white. Super adorbz!!
Not only did she get to get up close to the cutie, she got to pet him and he liked her so much he gave her a kiss!!
We're pretty sure a kiss from a whale means like ten years of good luck or something.
Such a cute pic! You two are adobzable together!
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]
They say any type of publicity is good publicity, but we're not sure that applies to this story!
SeaWorld is fighting ridiculously hard to keep its trainers ridiculously close to killer whales.
They are currently in negotiations with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as the two try and decide on a settlement from a scary case from over three years ago!
Who's ready to see some brave people try and save some whales?
We know we are!!!
Animal Planet's Whale Wars is coming out with a BRAND NEW season, season six to be exact, and it is looking exciting as heck!
And you will be too if you check out the teaser (above) !!!