Dolphin Reef Movie

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Who's Involved:

Natalie Portman, Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill, Jane Hamlin

Release Date:

Friday, April 3, 2020 (Disney+)

Rating: G

Runtime: 1 hr, 18 m

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Make a splash with Disneynature’s Dolphins.

Dolphin Reef Plot: What's the story?

Echo is a youngster who can't quite decide if it's time to grow up and take on new responsibilities-or give in to her silly side and just have fun. Dolphin society is tricky, and the coral reef that Echo and his family call home depends on all of its inhabitants to keep it healthy. But Echo has a tough time resisting the many adventures the ocean has to offer.

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Dolphin Reef Cast: Who stars in it?

Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Dolphin Reef?

  1. Originally scheduled to be released on April 20, 2018 under the title Dolphins with narration by Owen Wilson, the film was pulled from theatrical release and slotted for Disney+ with narration by Natalie Portman (4/12/2020).
  2. This is the 14th nature documentary to be released under the DisneyNature label.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Dolphin Reef?

A look at the Dolphin Reef behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Alastair Fothergill last directed Monkey Kingdom and Bears.



Jane Hamlin
Keith Scholey

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Production Timeline: When did the Dolphin Reef come together?

On or about March 13, 2018 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about July 8, 2017 • The film was in Post-Production status.

Dolphin Reef Release Date: When was it released?

Dolphin Reef was released in 2020 on Friday, April 3, 2020 (Disney+ release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Onward, Rogue Warfare: The Hunt and Never Rarely Sometimes Always.

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Questions: Asked About Dolphin Reef

Where was Dolphin Reef filmed?
The film tracked one young dolphin as she grew up and as a result shot in a dozen locations ranging from Hawaii to Tahiti to the Red Sea.
  • Where in Florida was Dolphin Reef filmed?
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