Dolphin Tale 2 is the first ever sequel to a true story. Inspired by the work done at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and a special Dolphin named Winter, Dolphin Tale was a huge success on screen and off. The success of the first film has really had a huge impact on Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The Aquarium is currently undergoing even more expansion with a new facility being built for the resident animals like Winter meaning even more visitors will be able to visit and be inspired by this amazing dolphin.
In the first Dolphin Tale film we are introduced to Winter a young dolphin calf that became tangled in a crab trap of the coast of Florida. Once rescued it became clear that the damage to her tail was severe and she was not expected to survive. Despite all odds and finally losing her complete tail she learnt to swim by herself, however she swam using a side to side motion rather than an up and down motion like a dolphin should. Swimming in this was caused all sorts of health problems for Winter and with the help of a special prosthetic tail she was able to swim normally and correct the damage that was caused.
Dolphin Tale 2 heads back to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) a few years later where Winter is doing well. However, with the passing of her companion Panama, Winter needs a new companion and quickly. As well as following the story of Winter and the human members of the cast the film also concentrates on the other fantastic work that CMA does with its rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine animals.
Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 stars some big names in the movie business with Morgan Freeman (Dr. Cameron McCarthy), Ashley Judd (Lorraine Nelson), Harry Connick Jr (Dr. Clay Haskett), Austin Stowell (Kyle Connellan), Austin Highsmith (Phoebe) and Kris Kristofferson (Reed Haskett) alongside Nathan Gamble (Sawyer Nelson) and Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Hazel Haskett). However the real stars of the movies are the animals and Winter, Hope and Rufus (the annoying penguin) all make a huge impact on screen and in our hearts.
If you are looking for a fabulous family feel good film then head to the cinemas from today and follow the amazing story of the dolphin who can.