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As a crowd-pleasing family film, Dolphin Tale takes few risks but will still most likely be enjoyed by its target audience.

It tells the “based on true events” story of Winter, a dolphin that lost its tail after getting caught in a crab trap off of the Florida Gulf Coast. After rescue and recovery, Winter learns to swim anew, in part thanks to a first-of-its-kind prosthetic dolphin tail. (more…)

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This morning while I was getting my daughter ready for preschool we watched one of her favorite television shows, Go Diego Go! I was happy to see that the show had decided to bring up the issue of how animals are threatened by oil spills. But I also thought it was odd how the show made cleaning up a spill seem so easy. Is this the right message to send kids?

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There are usually two reasons why Americans choose not to watch documentaries. The first is that they think they will be boring. The second is that they think documentaries will force them to reconsider their actions.

In some cases it is undoubtedly true that “ignorance is bliss.” We all must pick our battles in life if only to maintain our sanity. In other cases though, there are simple, easy things we can do that will profoundly better our world– and this is why you should watch¬†The Cove, an exciting, emotional documentary that suggests that we really have to do very little to keep over 20,000 dolphins from being pointlessly slaughtered each year in Japan.

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