The injured dolphin washed up on the Florida shoreline in 2005, barely alive and given slim chances of surviving.
"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 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 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...
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 >>
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.
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' 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.
The true story of a tail-less dolphin and her story of inspiration and hope opens in movie theaters Friday.
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