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Remembering Free Willy And 8 Other Famed Animal Actors

Remembering Free Willy And 8 Other Famed Animal Actors
July 16 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of "Free Willy," the emotional family film which stole the hearts of viewers. Starring Jason James Richter as a young man who becomes friends with an Orca whale named Willy (played by famous whale Keiko), "Free Willy" brought in $77.69 million at the box office and was followed by two sequels: "Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home" and "Free Willy 3: The Rescue."

In celebration of the anniversary of "Free Willy," remember Keiko the Orca Whale and eight other famed animal actors.

Keiko the Orca Whale: Fans fell in love with Keiko when he starred in "Free Willy."

Buddy the Golden Retriever: Buddy starred as the family dog Comet in "Full House," as well as the athletic pup in the "Air Bud" movies.

Uggie the Jack Russell Terrier: A campaign was launched after Uggie starred in the Oscar-winning film "The Artist" to give the dog an Academy Award.
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Adam Wright: More NBC Reunions To Make Them Suck Less

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Adam Wright: More NBC Reunions To Make Them Suck Less
NBC currently sits in 4th place in the ratings among the broadcast networks. The lowly last place is a tough place to be. Especially for a network that dominated just around a decade or two ago.

So it's hard to blame NBC for resorting to going back in time and giving viewers a taste of the good ol' NBC days. Hopefully fans forget how bad the network has screwed things up, NBC hopes no doubt.

One of the new pilots currently in contention for the 2012-2013 season is Downwardly Mobile, a sitcom starring Roseanne Barr. This will mark the actress' return to the network she helped rise to the top in the 90s with Roseanne. This past week, the travel back in time continued when it was reported that her Roseanne husband John Goodman would be joining her in Downwardly Mobile.

Although they won't be playing spouses (yet) in the new sitcom,
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Six to watch ... TV dogs

As the makers of Pineapple Dance Studios bring us their 'dogumentary' A Different Breed, we pick our favourite TV pooches

I love dogs – but I've never actually owned one. Real-life mutts might be able to roll over, beg on command and fetch the morning paper, but man's best friend simply can't compete with tellyland's pooches. They just don't seem quite so exciting when when compared with the mystery-solving, Martini-swilling, child-saving fidos that inhabit the small screen. So in honour of A Different Breed – Sky's new dogumentary from the brains(?) behind Pineapple Dance Studios – here's our rundown of the small screen's best pedigree chums. Did your favourite hound make our list, or did we overlook a pivotal puppy? Let us know if we're barking up the wrong tree in the comments below.

Bouncer – Neighbours (1985 – present)

One of the best actors to tread the Ramsay Street tarmac, Neighbours' faithful golden retriever was
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Eddie of 'Frasier' Fame Dies

Moose, the Jack Russell terrier who played Eddie for over a decade on the Emmy-winning TV series Frasier, has died. He was 16-and-a-half (115 in dog years). Moose died on Thursday night of old age at his home near Los Angeles, according to his trainer Mathilde Halberg. She tells American People magazine, "He just had an incredible charisma and was such a free spirit." Halberg rescued Moose from a dog pound in the early 1990s and soon discovered he was a natural actor.

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