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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A dolphin destined to touch and change our lives -- A sneak peek at Dolphin Tale

Potato On the Go:

When I was young, I often heard stories that dolphins are more intelligent than our canine friends. And if humans are living in water, dolphins will be our bestfriend instead. I even heard tales that dolphins guide lost fishermen from the open sea back to the shore. =) And I also learned that dolphin encounters are used for therapy of people suffering from depression or emotional trauma.  Well, while they are that friendly to humans, there should be no competition at all. Dogs share the same fantastic traits.  Dogs could be man’s bestfriend on ground while dolphins could be for underwater! Don’t you think? =) Anyway, I’ve always been fascinated with these sea creatures. And when I first saw the trailer of the movie Dolphin Tale, I was mesmerized instantly, not just it’s because about dolphins, but I think it’s a one of a kind feel good story. And besides, I am also impressed with the movie's creative title (including its design).  Warner Bros.' new, family adventure “Dolphin Tale” is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life.

Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun.

Without a tail, Winter’s prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle—a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world.

The real Winter, who plays herself in “Dolphin Tale,” today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people—both able and disabled—who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation.

The film stars Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman as Dr. Ken McCarthy, who is given the seemingly impossible task of crafting a new prosthetic tail for Winter; Harry Connick, Jr. as Dr. Clay Haskett, who runs the Clearwater Marine Hospital; Ashley Judd as Lorraine, a single mother; Nathan Gamble as her son, Sawyer, who frees Winter from the trap and forms an instant connection with the dolphin; Cozi Zuehlsdorff as Hazel, Clay’s daughter, who befriends Sawyer; and Kris Kristofferson as Clay’s father, Reed. “Dolphin Tale” was directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen & Noam Dromi.

Opening soon across the Philippines in 3D and regular format, “Dolphin Tale” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


  1. never seen a real life dolphin before, i wanna see one now :)

  2. Hi Sef! If you want to see them in wild, try the Dolphin Watching at Pamilacan Island in Bohol. Please see this link. http://digitista.blogspot.com/2010/06/dolphin-watching-and-shouts-and-silence.html

    If in captivity, you can check Ocean Adventure in Subic (I think they have dolphins now) and Manila Ocean Park (not 100% sure on this though). But for now, you can enjoy seeing them in "Dolphin Tale in 3D". It opens in theaters today. =)


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