Dolphin Tale Movie

Inspired By The Amazing True Story Of Winter

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Who's Involved:

Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Austin Stowell, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Ashley Judd, Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Charles Martin Smith, Jordan Roberts, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Karen Janszen, Austin Highsmith, Jim Fitzpatrick, Juliana Harkavy, Kim Ostrenko, Richard Ingber

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

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Dolphin Tale Plot: What's the story?

A young boy befriends Winter, an injured dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap, and motivates everyone around him to help save the dolphin by creating a prosthetic appendage to replace the dolphin's missing tail. Harry Connick Jr. plays a vet who rescues the mammal and brings her to runs the marine hospital he runs. Ashley Judd plays the boy's mother while Morgan Freeman is a doctor who creates a prosthetic limb for Winter.

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

  1. Inspired by the true story of a dolphin named Winter who was rescued off the Florida coast and taken in by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

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

A look at the Dolphin Tale behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Charles Martin Smith last directed A Dog's Way Home and Dolphin Tale 2. The film's writer Charles Martin Smith last wrote Dolphin Tale 2.


Richard Ingber
Broderick Johnson
Andrew Kosove

Production Company

Alcon Entertainment

Production Timeline: When did the Dolphin Tale come together?

On or about July 5, 2011 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about December 24, 2010 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about September 12, 2010 • The film was in Production status.

On or about June 23, 2010 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

October 10, 2010 start date

On or about December 11, 2009 • The film was in Development status.

Dolphin Tale Release Date: When was it released?

Dolphin Tale was released in 2011 on Friday, September 23, 2011 in 3,507 theaters. There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Abduction, Moneyball and Killer Elite.
United States
September 23, 2011 Nationwide
September 23, 2011

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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