The featurette for the film Dolphin Tale has been released. The film is an inspiring story about the friendship of a boy and a dolphin whose tale was destroyed in a crab trap. The story, which features the injured dolphin receiving a prosthetic tail, is based on a real-life event.

The film stars Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Ray McKinnon, Nathan Gamble, Austin Stowell, and Marc Macauley. The dolphin, named Winter, plays herself in the film. The film, directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi, was filmed on location in Florida, including Winter’s home, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

“Dolphin Tale” is set to be released to theaters September 23, 2011. You can check out the featurette for the film below. Also, if you’d like to learn more about the film and the real-life story it’s based on click here to visit the official website for “Dolphin Tale“. Are you intrigued to see how Winter the dolphin became an inspiration to millions? Have you had your own personal encounter with Winter that you’d like to share? Make sure to leave your opinions and any Winter stories in the comments section below.

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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