Dolphin With Prosthetic Tail Goes Hollywood

'Winter' stars in soon-to-be-released film with Morgan Freeman
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2011 1:58 PM CDT

If you've never heard of Winter the dolphin, get ready. She's about to be a movie star, reports the Huffington Post. Dolphin Tale, with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, tells the true-life story of how Winter lost her tail in a crab trap at age 3 months. Doctors fitted her with a prosthetic tail so she could swim properly and, voila, a star was born. Winter now performs at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which has already seen a big jump in visitors and expects even more when the movie comes out in September. Click for more on Winter, including video of her at the aquarium. (Read more dolphin stories.)

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