Dolphin Tale

Movie information

Inspired by the amazing true story of Winter. Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested (Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) -- Rated PG for some mild thematic elements.
Released on:
September 23, 2011    (also in 3D)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
September 16, 2011
October 7, 2011

Production Companies:
Alcon Entertainment, Paradise F.X. Corp.
Warner Bros

Status: Released

Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman, Nathan Gamble

Director: Charles Martin Smith

Screenwriter: Karen Janszen, Noam Dromi

Genre: Drama, Family, Animals, True Story
About the film:
After an injured dolphin loses her tail in a crab trap, everyone around her is motivated to save her by creating a prosthetic tail.
Rated PG for some mild thematic elements.

Project Timeline:
Dec. 8, 2009: Project announced. Director: Charles Martin Smith, Writer: Charles Martin Smith, Distributor: Warner Bros
Jul. 19, 2010: Writer: Karen Janszen (screenplay), Jordan Roberts (revisions)
Aug. 4, 2010: Cast: Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd (all in talks)
Aug. 9, 2010: Release Date: September 16, 2011
Oct. 8, 2010: Cast: Kris Kristofferson
Nov. 21, 2010: Release Date: October 7, 2011
Dec. 15, 2010: Release Date: September 23, 2011
Box Office: Opening weekend: $19.15 mil. (3507 theaters) |
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