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10 eco-movies for kids (and fun-loving adults)

By: Heather Gunther on Feb. 25, 2011, 8:39 a.m.
movie still from 'free willy'

Photo: courtesy Warner Bros.

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'Free Willy'

This 1993 film is about a street kid who develops a special connection to a young Orca whale that was captured and placed in a small tank by the shady owner of a failing amusement park. Caution: some tearjerker scenes with the whale crying to the boy caused my 6-year-old and 8-year-old to cry! "Free Willy" is a must-see for anyone interested in learning about the ethical treatment of animals.