From the Studio and Producers of The Blind Side, the heart warming inspirational movie Dolphin Tale arrives onto Blu-rayTM combo pack, DVD, and Digital Download tomorrow, Tuesday, December 20th. (Just in time for the holidays!)
Dolphin Tale was inspired by the true story of Winter, a young bottle nose dolphin who damaged her tail when caught in a crab trap. An introverted 11 year old boy, Sawyer, helps rescue Winter and befriends her while she’s living in the Clearwater Marine Hospital. Sawyer is her best friend and biggest fan. He lobbies friends and family relentlessly to save the dolphin’s life with the help of a brilliant prosthetics doctor and a miracle. Dolphin Tale is an amazing heartwarming story of defying the odds, courage, love and persistence.
The real Winter, who plays herself in Dolphin Tale, has become a symbol of courage and hope to millions of people—especially those experiencing physical challenges—who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation. This truly a great family film for all ages with powerful lessons.
The film stars Harry Connick, Jr. as Dr. Clay Haskett, who runs the Clearwater Marine Hospital; Ashley Judd as Lorraine Nelson, a single mother; Nathan Gamble as her son, Sawyer, who frees Winter from the trap and develops a special bond with the dolphin; Cozi Zuehlsdorff as Hazel, Clay’s daughter, who befriends Sawyer; Kris Kristofferson as Clay’s father, Reed; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) as Dr. Cameron McCarthy, who takes on the daunting task of creating a prosthetic tail for Winter.
The film’s star, Harry Connick, Jr., who worked closely with dolphins in his role, notes, “When you look at a dolphin, you know there is a connection. You can see the intelligence in their eyes; it’s almost as if they can look right through us. I felt that the whole time I was making this movie.”
Charles Martin Smith directed Dolphin Tale from a screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi. The film is produced by Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (Oscar® nominees for “The Blind Side”) and Richard Ingber.
Dolphin Tale was filmed on location in Florida, including Winter’s home at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, whose motto is “Rescue, Rehabilitate and Return.”
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