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Animal Planet to turn Oscar winner, 'The Cove,' into a TV series

March 9, 2010 | 10:14 am

Getprev-2 Oscar gold is coming to Animal Planet.

According to our sister blog, 24 Frames, Animal Planet is turning "The Cove" into a TV series that will possibly premiere in the fall.

The documentary about the controversial dolphin trade in Japan won the Academy Award on Sunday. It tells the story of an annual rite in Taiji, Japan, where fisherman sell dolphins into captivity or kill them for meat.

The series, tentatively called "Dolphin Warriors," picks up where the movie leaves off and also stars animal activist Ric O'Barry. It is being produced by O'Barry's son, Lincoln.


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--Maria Elena Fernandez (follow me on Twitter @writerchica)

Photo: "The Cove's" Ric O'Barry, left, and Louie Psihoyos make a point onstage. Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times

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