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  • True story of Florida dolphin inspired Hollywood film

    The injured dolphin washed up on the Florida shoreline in 2005, barely alive and given slim chances of surviving.

  • Video: A dolphin's tail

    "Dolphin Tale," the true story of an injured Fla. dolphin who is fitted with a tail prosthesis, hits theaters this week. CBS news correspondent and resident veterinatraian Dr. Debbye Turner Bell reports.

  • Dolphin carries a predictable 'Tale'

    "Dolphin Tale" PG - A disabled dolphin named Winter learns to swim with a prosthetic tail and gives inspiration to wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in this fact-based story, set in Clearwater, Fla. If only the film felt less like a sermon and more like a good yarn.

  • 'Dolphin Tale' review: Intelligent family fare

    Dolphin Tale RATING: (POLITE APPLAUSE) Family drama. Starring Nathan Gamble, Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman and Harry Connick Jr. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. (PG. 113 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.) There's something...

  • Movies: True story behind ?Dolphin Tale?

    At first, officials at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on the Gulf Coast of Florida thought Kevin Carroll?s call was a prank. He?d heard a radio report about the injured dolphin they rescued from a crab trap and wanted to see if he could build the animal a prosthetic tail to replace the one that had been amputated. Read full article >>

  • New Dolphin Species May Already Be at Risk

    A dolphin that was previously lumped in with other species of coastal-dwelling dolphins is actually its own Australian species, researchers say. And already, the new Burrunan dolphin may be in danger due to its small population and limited range.

  • Dolphin Tale [2011] [PG] - 1.3.1

    Inspired by a true story about an 11-year-old boy (Nathan Gamble) who was inspired to help a dolphin whose tail had been lost in a crab trap, and how the process of recovery inspired many people. Also with Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr. and Kris Kristofferson.

  • 'Dolphin Tale,' 4 stars

    'Dolphin Tale' Appealingly earnest family film based on a true story about a dolphin that was fitted with a prosthetic tail. Thanks to the film's sincerity and some excellent performances (particularly from young star Nathan Gamble), the movie will tug at your heartstrings.

  • Dolphin Tale Inspires Hope On-Screen & Off

    The true story of a tail-less dolphin and her story of inspiration and hope opens in movie theaters Friday.



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