Free Willy - Talking to Animals

Canada's "Free Willy" bill bans keeping orcas and dolphins in captivity
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For better or worse, most people are still OK with raising domestic animals for meat, milk, eggs, wool and so on. Those animals are still judged to be useful where they are.

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He watched the visiting whales from a shy distance at first and a bolder one later, but he always returned to the boat that had led him out to open water. Email support rottentomatoes. His caretakers found him more Labrador retriever than orca: cheerful, affectionate, eager to please—the sort of killer whale who, if you were in the tank and he swam over to see what you were doing, would be careful not to accidentally crush you to death. Through extensive interviews with former SeaWorld trainers, scientists and marine-mammal experts, Cowperthwaite builds a portrait of an intelligent but profoundly traumatized animal who was taken from his family in the North Atlantic as an infant, and has been driven to anger, resentment and perhaps psychosis after spending his life in a series of concrete swimming pools. Want to Read saving…. Days went by, and he was still loitering with them.

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NC voiceover : as Randolph I hope you make no connection to that animal whatsoever. Normal He also sees one of the other trainers, played by Lori Petty. NC: Yeah, well, you messed up Tank Girl. He shrugs. NC voiceover : So as you would guess, the boy playing his harmonica and Willy start to make a connection. A light comes on from an office up above; Jesse gasps and gets up to run away, but ends up slipping on the edge of the whale tank and falls into the water; Randolph arrives to stand at the wooden railing above the tank to check on the scene, but sees nothing and heads back inside.

Those eyes discovered the stars long before man was even a whisper of Mother Earth.

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Maybe he sees you. Make a job of it. Pay him a little something, too.

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This is the real deal! Shove it up your pie-hole! NC voiceover : So the kid starts training the whale without even knowing it, as Mr. Johnson and the other trainer think that maybe he should be the one to train him for a show. NC: covers his ears with both palms God, it sounds like Snarf from Thundercats getting neutered. She died about two years ago. The sound of a cuckoo clock ringing to signify that Jesse might be crazy is played briefly over the scene. Love, Annie and Glen. Maybe he can understand.

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Maybe he can be a little douche and throw a baseball through a window. Jesse does just that to his bedroom window in anger. NC: Yeah, I could totally relate. He pretends to pick up a baseball and throw it off-screen; we hear the sound of a glass window breaking. NC voiceover : as Dial, sounding like a robot Disengage impressed mode.

Engage smug indifference. Dial: asks Jesse So you can do all that again?

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Jesse nods What you and Rae want cost a lot of money. I have to be sure.

Free Willy: Talking to Animals

NC voiceover : as Dial, still sounding like a robot Let me check my douchebag files for that. Footage of Rose clinging onto frozen Jack in Titanic is shown with a sad face and broken heart on either side of the screen. Footage of the kids downstairs yelling and tapping on the glass, which angers Willy, is shown. NC: I guess all seals need to scare them away are miniature windshields and a spoon.

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That oughta keep them away for good. NC: covers his ears with both hands God!

It sounds like Jar Jar Binks in a blender! NC voiceover : So Willy gets so mad at the constant clapping that he actually rams the glass, which actually results in one of my favorite scenes from one of the henchmen.

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NC: laughs No one can eat popcorn so devilishly! Seriously, you can put that in, like, any heartwarming scene and it just would suck the love right out of it! NC: You see?

It makes anything sinister! Try it out on some other movies; I wanna see what you come up with. Conservation groups wanted him for this or that aquarium. Scientists asked to keep him in a tank on Cape Cod for research. More than a million people had already contributed to the cause, but in amounts that were usually modest, raised at Free Willy bake sales and by kids breaking open their piggy banks.

The Humane Society of the United States gave another million. And then he gave another one and a half million to build a tank for Keiko in Oregon. His intention was never to be as involved as he became, but he really kind of bonded with Keiko. He went swimming with him. Mexican children cried bitterly when Keiko was loaded onto a U. The park used to allow kids to have pool parties with him in his tank, and now he was leaving for good, travelling thousands of miles north to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. In a documentary film about Keiko, his Reino Aventura trainers, two beautiful young women, were nearly hysterical about his departure, saying he was not just a whale or a job but their closest friend. The truck carrying him to the C Hercules cargo plane moved at a solemn pace with a police escort, as if it were the Popemobile, and more than a hundred thousand people lined the streets at dawn to say goodbye. In Newport, Oregon, the depressed, gray seaside town where the aquarium is situated, there were more crowds and more tears—Willy was almost free! Throughout Oregon, there was Keikomania, with around-the-clock news reports and Keiko-cams and special sections in the newspaper about the whale, with instructions on how to fold a broadsheet into a whale-shaped cap.

There was really something there. By every measure, Keiko thrived in Newport. His skin cleared up; he gained two thousand pounds; he tasted live fish for the first time since infancy; he had toys to play with and a television set on which he could watch cartoons. His caretakers found him more Labrador retriever than orca: cheerful, affectionate, eager to please—the sort of killer whale who, if you were in the tank and he swam over to see what you were doing, would be careful not to accidentally crush you to death. Attendance at the struggling aquarium rose to an all-time high, and all those visitors, with their demands for snacks and souvenirs and motel rooms and gasoline, buoyed every enterprise around.

He was then twenty-one years old, a middle-aged piebald virgin living as good a life as captivity could offer. But the plan had always been to free Willy, even though a killer whale had never been set free before.

Everybody’s favorite whale tries to make it on his own.

Moreover, Keiko was hardly an exemplary candidate for release. He had been confined for so long, had become so thoroughly accustomed to human contact, and was so much more a diplomat than an executioner that it was hard to imagine him chewing holes in walruses and beating schools of salmon to a pulp with his terrible, awesome tail.

W hen would Keiko be ready to take the next step toward freedom? Could he swim great distances?