Wednesday, April 20, 2011


This movie has got family blockbuster written all over it! We first heard of DOLPHIN TALE back when Warner Bros. revealed their upcoming 2011 3D movies last December. Count on this doing very well at the box office I would wager.

Alcon Entertainment's DOLPHIN TALE is being produced by the same team that brought us THE BLIND SIDE (same studio too - Warner Bros.) so you can expect a great story based on a true events. In this case it is about a young boy's friendship with a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. The real life dolphin, Winter, plays himself in the movie.

Here's the official synopsis:
Based on true events "Dolphin Tale" is a family film about Winter, a young dolphin who loses her tail in a crab trap and Sawyer, the introverted, 11-year old boy who befriends her. Sawyer meets the rescued dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a marine rehabilitation center where she lives. Sawyer rallies friends and family alike to save Winter by convincing a pioneering doctor to create a unique prosthetic attachment to restore the dolphin’s ability to swim. Winter the dolphin will play herself in the movie.

I can see this connecting with family audiences on a massive scale! An original, live action story no less.

Note that the music in the trailer is NOT by U2, but rather a band called Golden State. You can watch their music video for the same song here. Clearly their sound has been influenced heavily by the mega Irish band. DOLPHIN TALE's score was done by Mark Isham.

Morgan Freeman leads a cast including Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson.

Have a look at the trailer:

Here's the official movie site. DOLPHIN TALE opens in theaters September 23. I'll be there! Thanks to EBostock for reminding me about this movie.

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