Since the release of Blackfish, a documentary which chronicled the troubled life of the orca Tilikum (above), in 2013, the percentage of Americans opposed to cetacean captivity has risen to 50% (up 11% from a 2012 poll). SeaWorld’s attendance has dropped 13% in the first quarter of 2014, with earnings down 11%. The Blackstone Group, which purchased SeaWorld in 2009, reduced their holdings of SeaWorld’s stock to 25%. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is now considering ending their practice of displaying dolphins and retiring their animals to a sea pen. The ‘Blackfish effect’ has changed so many lives, but what about its star, Tilikum?
Despite a year of SeaWorld’s costly PR campaigns, YouTube videos and commercials touting their exceptional animal care, Tilikum and the other orcas at SeaWorld’s parks haven’t seen any real improvement in their lives. Their tanks haven’t been expanded, broken family bonds have not been repaired and Tilikum the deadly 12,000 pound bull orca is still floating like a cork in the dank pool that made him famous. After a year of protests, reduced turnstile clicks and constant attacks on their social media platforms, SeaWorld still hasn’t gotten the message and Tilikum, the one being whose existence should have been impacted the most by the Blackfish effect, remains untouched by its message.
SeaWorld is never going to volunteer to do the right thing by Tilikum or any of their 28 other whales, it’s up to us to #emptythetanks.
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I thought this Once Upon a Dream song feels very appropriate for memory loss boyfriends, and I figured it could have made a great soundtrack to the Cap 2 ending if it went a little something like this!
Hi, I’m Kevin Lordi! I make cartoons and analyze Ed, Edd n Eddy and made Bro Show on Youtube. I’ve just been laid off from my job today and although I’m looking for another job, I’d love to be able to support myself with my passion for animation instead. If you’re interested in seeing more original cartoons from me, keeping me alive, or helping fund 19 more episodes of Bro Show (in much higher quality), this is the time and I’d really appreciate it. Thank you. :)
Bringing this back because I just put up the rough animatic for the Patreon Video! Once there’s a finished video, the animatic will be Patrons Only (and later animatics are specifically part of the $10 perk). There’s stuff that doesn’t quite work that’ll need to be changed one way or another for the final version, but if you just wanted to see that Bro animatic from the other day or a reel of my old stuff, now’s your chance!
If’n anyone’s interested in my animations/keeping me alive to do more analyses, there’s an animatic of my Patreon video up right now with a brief history on who I am and also a goofy scene at the end with Eddy’s Brother! The actually animated version will be EVEN BETTER.
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omfg thank you!!! definitively adding this one to my list of to-buy djs, it looks beautiful!! love the one w/ Dio attacking Jon w/ cakes XD