You’ve seen this movie before. A much-loved animal with a life-threatening problem that (spoilers) manages to make it against the odds? The movie that your mom brought tissues to in preparation? Perhaps with a wildlife preservation team talking to the audience in the theater before the movie to raise funds for the movie’s subjects? Okay, that last bit may have just been my island childhood, but you still know what I’m talking about. Dolphin Tale is one of these movies. You already know the entire story but damn if you’re not going to see it anyway.
Dolphin Tale stars Winter, a dolphin that really did lose her tail, and the town that helps her recover. It will be directed by Charles Martin Smith (Air Bud) and feature Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr. and Kris Kristofferson. It will be released on September 23rd in 3D. Sure, the 3D could just be added on to suck money from the parents bringing their kids to this, but underwater scenes in 3D could look awesome (if you weren’t crying too hard to see them).[via /Film]