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Nominated for a 2000 Academy Award® for

Best Documentary Short 

Narrated by Pierce Brosnan

Music by Sting

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Dolphins Inset Imagine floating in the crystalline, turquoise waters of the Bahamas. Swimming alongside you are some of the most graceful and extraordinary creatures on earth—wild dolphins. From the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the wind-swept seas of Patagonia, go under the water’s surface for a romp with inquisitive Atlantic spotted dolphins, acrobatic dusky dolphins and the familiar bottlenose dolphin. 

Follow marine biologist, Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, Dr. Bernd Würsig and Dr. Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez, as they research the communication of wild dolphins with innovative scientific methods.  From rarely seen fish-herding behavior to a close-up look at complex communication activities, Dolphins offers a fascinating new perspective on the lives of dolphins and their remarkable intelligence.


an enchanting, huge-screen family movie.”
—New York Daily News

it’s as playful and personable as it is big and beautiful.”
—Detroit Free Press

a gloriously colorful and captivating sojourn among some of the world’s most intriguing creatures.”
—Cincinnati Enquirer

Mesmerizing to look at…entertains and informs the whole family…"
—Dallas Morning News


The highest grossing documentary film of 2000.

Nominated for a 2000 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short

Nominated for a 2000 IDA Award for Best Documentary Short—International Documentary Association

Lifelong Learning Award 2000—Giant Screen Theater Association

MAC Award for Best Distributor of the Year 2000—Giant Screen Theater Association Achievement Awards

Gold Camera Award—U.S. International Film and Video Festival

Silver WorldMedal—The New York Festivals

Grand Prix du Public—La Géode Film Festival, Paris

Special Gold Jury Award—34th Worldfest Houston



Dolphins Blu-ray DVD

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Dolphins DVD
Includes two discs: one regular DVD and one WMV HD* disc.

*WMV HD (Windows Media High Definition Video) delivers our giant screen film’s breathtaking photography at approximately six times the resolution of a conventional DVD.

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Dolphins CD
Featuring the music of Sting, on Pangaea Records

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By Tim Cahill

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Meeting Dolphins: My Adventures in the Sea
By Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski

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NWF LogoIn association with
National Wildlife Federation

NSF LogoMajor funding provided by
National Science Foundation

Museum Film Network

A Great Adventure Film

A film for IMAX® Theatres and
giant screen cinemas from two-time
Academy Award®-nominated producers
MacGillivray Freeman Films
Narrated by Pierce Brosnan
Music by Sting

Nominated for a 2000 Academy Award®
for Best Documentary Short