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Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd reteaming to save dolphins

08.05.2010

No, this is not some joint charity project by the two actors for PETA, rather Judd and Freeman are lined up for roles in DOLPHIN TALE, a new family film from Warner Bros, a far cry from their last two adventures in KISS THE GIRLS and HIGH CRIMES.

It’s based on a true story of a dolphin who was rescued from a crab trap in Florida. She lost her tail, but was fitted with a prosthetic one and can now swim effectively again, and became a poster child (err dolphin) for disabled humans all around the world.

A boy befriends the dolphin and pushes for others to help it. In the film, Judd plays his mother, Freeman is the doctor who makes the prosthesis and Harry Connick Jr. is also on board as a vet.

I remember seeing this as a “touching news story” on CNN way back when, but how exactly do you fashion a movie out of this? The last “adorable creature gets a prosthetic fin” movie we had was HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, and that was hardly the central issue of the film, plus there were lots of cool dragon fights. What’s going to be the real conflict here? Some politician who claims that the dolphin is probably an illegal Mexican and doesn’t deserve health care?

Extra Tidbit: Oh, and itís in 3D, naturally. Will the moment 3D finally jumps the shark be in a dolphin movie?
Source: THR

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6:28PM on 08/05/2010
Meh, this sounds boring. Not interested in the story in the slightest. Seems like it'll be a family movie along the lines of Free Willy
Meh, this sounds boring. Not interested in the story in the slightest. Seems like it'll be a family movie along the lines of Free Willy
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3:23PM on 08/05/2010
i just read on my local news site. cool story. dumb idea for a movie.

side note: my dad got his leg brace made from the same guy who made this dolphins tail.
i just read on my local news site. cool story. dumb idea for a movie.

side note: my dad got his leg brace made from the same guy who made this dolphins tail.
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2:35PM on 08/05/2010
I don't know about this one... seems totally manipulative as if Hollywood trying to clean it's image. I mean, isn't this the type of movie we have to quit doing in order to make people conscious about dolphin trafficking? THAT is humans are really doing to dolphins.
I don't know about this one... seems totally manipulative as if Hollywood trying to clean it's image. I mean, isn't this the type of movie we have to quit doing in order to make people conscious about dolphin trafficking? THAT is humans are really doing to dolphins.
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1:33PM on 08/05/2010
Could be good. I mean if it had Morgan Freeman it has to be good. Dude makes a lot of good movies.
Could be good. I mean if it had Morgan Freeman it has to be good. Dude makes a lot of good movies.
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12:19PM on 08/05/2010
bahahaha... jump the shark.
bahahaha... jump the shark.
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12:04PM on 08/05/2010

Huh?

When did this happen? Cause Terry Fox ran all the way across Canada on 2 fake legs like a bazillion years ago. (Probably my first HBO memory) And a friggin' dolphin is the "poster child for disabled humans all around the world?" LOL
When did this happen? Cause Terry Fox ran all the way across Canada on 2 fake legs like a bazillion years ago. (Probably my first HBO memory) And a friggin' dolphin is the "poster child for disabled humans all around the world?" LOL
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11:02AM on 08/05/2010
FUUUUccaahhhyouuu Dawfins!
FUUUUccaahhhyouuu Dawfins!
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1:12PM on 08/05/2010
And fuuckkkaaaa yoouuuu WHALE!
And fuuckkkaaaa yoouuuu WHALE!
10:59AM on 08/05/2010
Meh. Dolphins are big right now after the release of "The Cove".
Meh. Dolphins are big right now after the release of "The Cove".
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