Posts Tagged ‘Whale Wars’

This Week in…Discovery Buzz

December 14, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Discovery BuzzThis week, we kicked off the holiday season on the big screen with Discovery Unwrapped, our eight nights of fan-favorite series, and also celebrated some exciting leadership honors and growth on our digital networks. Check out a few highlights from the week below and then kick back and watch the MythBusters’ “Best of 2013!”

 

‘Frozen Planet’ & ‘MythBusters’ Lead Discovery Communications’ 11 Primetime Emmy Nominations

July 19, 2012 | by aharris

Emmy StatuetteJust minutes ago, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on September 23 in Los Angeles in a primetime event hosted by funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.* Discovery Channel, TLC & Animal Planet all took home nominations, including Frozen Planet in the Outstanding Nonfiction Series category and MythBusters in the Outstanding Reality Program category.

Congratulations to all the nominees — adding to the 11 nominations last week for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards!

Frozen Planet (Discovery Channel)

  • Outstanding Nonfiction Series
  • Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

MythBusters (Discovery Channel)

  • Outstanding Reality Program

Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)

  • Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

Whale Wars (Animal Planet)

  • Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming (with Frozen Planet)

Inside the Human Body (TLC)

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects

*The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys ceremony will take place on September 15.

 

Animal Planet’s ‘Whale Wars’ Heads to Viking Shores

April 26, 2012 | by kdelmonico

Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd team are venturing into new territory in Animal Planet‘s Whale Wars: Viking Shores. On the picturesque Faroe Islands between Iceland and Scotland, every summer the Faroese people participate in “The Grind”: a ritual herding of whales to their shores to be killed by the locals with knives. The whale meat is used for food for the community.

Whale Wars: Viking Shores

Whaling is a deep-rooted tradition for the Faroese people, who are descendants of Vikings. Though “The Grind” is technically legal, Watson says “Justice takes precedence over the law. No law that [the Faroese] can pass is going to justify what they’re doing to those whales. We have to constantly remind the Faroese that the outside world is watching them.”

For the first time in Whale Wars history, the Sea Shepherd team is taking to the streets, employing  undercover observation tactics to learn more about “The Grind.” But, with over 20 killing beaches spread across 18 islands, the team is up against the entire community on their quest to end it.

After the show, Animal Planet, will stream a live discussion between Paul Watson and Faroese native Heri Joensen, powered by Watchitoo. Whale Wars: Viking Shore  premieres Friday, April 27, at 9pm ET/PT.

Discovery Channel, OWN & Animal Planet Earn Primetime Emmy Nods

July 14, 2011 | by aharris

Primetime Emmy AwardThis morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and the Discovery family came away with 10 nominations for Discovery Channel, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Animal Planet. Congratulations to all the nominees:

Outstanding Reality Program
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)
MythBusters (Discovery Channel)

Outstanding Nonfiction Special
Becoming Chaz (OWN)

Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
Whale Wars (Animal Planet)

Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)

Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
Becoming Chaz (OWN)

Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
Becoming Chaz (OWN)

Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)

Outstanding Sound Editing for Reality Programming
Whale Wars (Animal Planet)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Reality Programming
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)

The Creative Arts Awards ceremony will be held on September 10, while the the Primetime Emmys telecast will air on Sunday, September 18 on Fox.

‘Whale Wars’ Returns Tonight on Animal Planet

June 3, 2011 | by gweiswasser

The Sea Shepherd Crew

Animal Planet’s Whale Wars returns for a fourth season beginning tonight at 9pm ET/PT with ten exhilarating episodes documenting the Sea Shepherds’ dramatic campaign on the icy Antarctic high seas. Whale Wars documents the ongoing battles between Captain Paul Watson’s Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crew and the Japanese ships hunting whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.  The battles grow more intense with each engagement, with each side pushing the other to the limit to fight for their beliefs.  The series has enthralled audiences who have witnessed this dangerous cat-and-mouse game at the far end of the globes.

This new season is full of the drama that viewers have come to expect from the Sea Shepherds’ campaigns, including new equipment in their arsenal – a new vessel that’s almost as fast but far bigger than the boat destroyed last year, a helicopter with a greater range, secret GPS devices, and more. Aside from the Sea Shepherds’ new tactics, there are harrowing experiences unlike any seen before, including a crew stranded overnight in freezing conditions and a tragic mayday call.

Get caught up on Whale Wars with this video Q&A about the show:

Animal Planet Debuts Powerful New Miniseries, ‘Blood Dolphins’

August 27, 2010 | by aharris

As Animal Planet’s Whale Wars ends its second season tonight with a two-hour finale at 9pm ET/PT, the network will premiere a three-part series, Blood Dolphins, spotlighting renowned dolphin activist Ric O’Barry’s campaign to expose the plight of dolphins worldwide. With his son, filmmaker Lincoln O’Barry, Ric picks up where the Academy Award-winning film The Cove left off, exposing the world to the shocking slaughter of thousands of dolphins in Japan.

In the premiere episode of Blood Dolphins, Ric and Lincoln return to the site of The Cove (Taiji, Japan), which is also the nerve center of the senseless annual slaughter of approximately 20,000 dolphins. Along with a small crew, they revisit this little inlet that has been widely criticized for its customary six-month dolphin hunting seasons.

Check out a sneak peek at the miniseries below and tune in Friday, August 27 at 11pm ET/PT (and its regular 9pm ET/PT timeslot the following Friday).


More Blood Dolphin video on Animal Planet