As a crowd-pleasing family film, Dolphin Tale takes few risks but will still most likely be enjoyed by its target audience. It tells the "based on true events" story of Winter, a dolphin that lost its tail after getting caught in a crab trap off of the Florida Gulf Coast. After rescue and recovery, Winter learns to swim anew, in part thanks to a first-of-its-kind prosthetic dolphin tail.
I was happy to see that Go Diego Go! had decided to bring up the issue of how animals are threatened by oil spills. But I also thought it was odd how the show made cleaning up a spill seem so easy. Is this the right message to send kids?