An all-ages tribute to a differently-abled dolphin
The injured dolphin washed up on the Florida shoreline in 2005, barely alive and given slim chances of surviving.
Chances are, you've heard this "Dolphin Tale" before. Winter, the artificially enhanced mammal at the heart of Charles Martin Smith's new family drama, has been profiled on CNN, NBC's "The Today Show" and in countless newspapers across the country. She might be the only dolphin in the world with her own Web site (www.seewinter.com), Facebook page and Twitter account.
"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.
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" 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.
By Steve Persall, Times Movie Critic Sunday, September 25, 2011 CLEARWATER ? Winter the dolphin couldn't swim past The Lion King, but closely stalked Brad Pitt after record-setting weekend box office estimates were released Sunday. Dolphin Tale ranked third in its debut with an estimated $20.3 million in ticket sales, behind another strong performance by Disney's 3-D reissue of The Lion King ...
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