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  • End the killer whale circus

    End the killer whale circus
    SeaWorld would no doubt prefer that the public forget about Dawn Brancheau, the trainer who died in an attack by a killer whale at its Orlando theme park more than three years ago. But that's unlikely to happen in the near future — not after the...
  • 'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot

    'Blackfish' gives Pixar second thoughts on 'Finding Dory' plot
    “Finding Dory” may be undergoing a sea change as Pixar is taking a page from a little-seen whale documentary. The Walt Disney-owned animation studio is hard at work on "Finding Dory," a follow-up to the 2003 oceanic blockbuster "Finding...
  • SeaWorld uses newspaper ads to strike back at 'Blackfish' charges

    SeaWorld uses newspaper ads to strike back at 'Blackfish' charges
    Facing a mounting public-relations crisis, SeaWorld has finally responded to charges of animal mistreatment made in this year's documentary "Blackfish." On Friday, SeaWorld paid to publish an open letter in eight newspapers, including the Los Angeles...
  • CNN Films buys documentary about SeaWorld trainer’s death

     
    Have you heard of “Blackfish”? Don't worry. You're going to hear a lot more about the documentary¬†about killer whales in captivity and the 2010 death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau. She was killed by the 6-ton whale Tilikum, who...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Changes arrive at Dine With Shamu

    SeaWorld Orlando: Changes arrive at Dine With Shamu
    SeaWorld Orlando has reintroduced its Dine With Shamu program and has installed changes large and small. The dining experience returned Monday for theme-park guests after being closed since trainer Dawn Brancheau died when killer whale Tilikum dragged...
  • Some ex-trainers say SeaWorld downplays risks of working with killer whales

    Some ex-trainers say SeaWorld downplays risks of working with killer whales
    The February 2010 death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was pulled underwater and killed by the 12,000-pound killer whale Tilikum, triggered the most exhaustive safety review in SeaWorld history and changes that are still being implemented...
  • SeaWorld fights for future of killer-whale shows

    SeaWorld fights for future of killer-whale shows
    Nineteen months after an animal trainer was killed by one of its killer whales, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment heads to court next week to fight for the future of its iconic Shamu shows. SeaWorld is challenging the results of a federal investigation...
  • Safety of SeaWorld trainers questioned

    Safety of SeaWorld trainers questioned
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- SeaWorld Orlando is fighting $75,000 in penalties from a federal job safety agency following last year's death of a trainer who was grabbed by a killer whale and dragged under water. A hearing is set for Monday before an administrative...
  • Show goes on for whale who killed trainer

    Show goes on for whale who killed trainer
    SeaWorld Orlando plans to put the killer whale Tilikum back into public performances beginning today, for the first time since the 6-ton whale killed a trainer at the marine park more than one year ago. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment President Jim...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: New killer-whale show to debut April 22

    SeaWorld Orlando: New killer-whale show to debut April 22
    "One Ocean," a new killer-whale show, will debut April 22, according to SeaWorld Orlando reports. The show will replace "Believe," which has run since 2006 at Shamu Stadium. A video on the SeaWorld blog (www.insideseaworld.com) touts the show's...
  • SeaWorld's new killer-whale show 'One Ocean' awash with inspiration

    SeaWorld's new killer-whale show 'One Ocean' awash with inspiration
    SeaWorld Orlando's new killer-whale show includes old favorites, new maneuvers on display and a message designed to inspire landlubbers. "The title itself, 'One Ocean,' says we're all in one world, the world is one ocean and we as a species can make a...