The Dolphin

The Dolphin
The Dolphin
  • PG
  • 1h 29m
  • 2009
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Dive into an enchanting world of undersea adventure, friendship, and danger with this delightful animated treasure that the whole family will cherish. Daniel Alexander Dolphin is a little dolphin with big dreams, living in a world where dreams are forbidden. Swim along with Daniel and his friends on a magical journey of destiny and discovery as he ventures beyond the safety of his pod and follows his heart into the unknown in search of the true purpose of life. This heart-warming, coming-of-age adventure will make a splash with the young and old alike. Dive in—and dare to dream again!

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Common Sense Says
Scary, confusing tale of a dolphin following his dream.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer is a very disappointing CGI animated story of a young dolphin called by the sea to pursue his dreams. For very young/sensitive viewers, the mean, sharp-toothed "bad fish" who chase after the hero fish is nightmare fodder. And for children in general, the bizarre fart jokes early in the film may be immature even for them. For parents, the unpleasant characters, the trite exploration of "a hero's journey to make his dream come true," and the subpar animation will leave them at best bored and at worst angry that their kids' time was wasted watching this.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:December 7, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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