Winter The Movie Star

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winter the dolphin Winter The Movie Star

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium announced yesterday that production of a movie based on its most famous resident will begin filming in Pinellas County on Sept. 27.

A Dolphin’s Tale, based on the heartwarming story of Winter the dolphin, will continue production through mid-December, primarily at the sealife sanctuary. The release is tentatively planned for 2011.

Aquarium CEO David Yates added that A Dolphin’s Tale will be filmed in 3D.

“Today is a great day for Clearwater and all of Pinellas County,” Yates said.

A Dolphin’s Tale will be produced by Alcon Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros., which collaborated on the Academy Award winning The Blind Side. Warners and Alcon also teamed on The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington.

“We are very excited to bring this inspiring true story to the big screen – like The Blind Side , it fits squarely into the type of movie Alcon enjoys to make,” Alcon’s co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said through a news release. To read more click here.

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