Did you grow up watching Flipper’s antics on television? (After hearing Rick O’Barry talk about the first dolphin, Cathy, who played Flipper, I can’t stop wondering if she was giving everyone a huge piece of her mind every chance she got to ‘talk’ to the unsuspecting cameraman. ) Planning to take the kiddies to a dolphin show at Sea World this summer? Got a water dancing dolphin poster or three on your bedroom wall? If so, then this film news is for you. I first heard about the film The Cove from another blogger. Caught some of its splash at the Oscars–then didn’t hear or see much more about it until was searching for the foreign film section in the last Blockbuster in my area. (BAH on those evil red boxes). Lo and behold there was The Cove in the special interest category. Next thing I know I’ve tuned into Democracy Now! this morning intending to listen only to the headlines of the “War and Peace Report” and learned that The Cove was to be one of the features. So, yep, you guessed it, I wound up paying close attention for the entire hour of Democracy Now!’s program. This was too much for me to ignore. Hence this post which offers links to Amy Goodman’s way cool interview with the filmmakers, Louie Psihoyos and Rick O’ Barry, on Democracy Now! and to the film’s website. The interview is very interesting because it reveals how the filmmakers went about making a film no one wanted made. Their efforts give “special ops” a whole new meaning. I am not kidding, talk about going above and beyond the call of duty–this filmmaking team went all out for dolphins. Take note: Dead-line is September 1st to save some Flippers.