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Watch: 'Dolphin Tale 2' trailer debuts online, in theaters

And so it begins. The marketing drums for Dolphin Tale 2 began beating Friday with the release of the first trailer for the family flick filmed in Pinellas County. Find it online at tampabay.com/things-to-do, or see it before Rio 2 in theaters. Keep tissues handy because this one takes heartwarming up a notch to slow roasting. Dolphin Tale 2 is inspired by more true events, with Winter the tailless bottlenose taking Hope, another rescued dolphin, under her fin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Opening with shots from 2011's Dolphin Tale, the trailer proceeds to remind viewers that fine actors — Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd among them — can always be upstaged by animals of extraordinary intellect. Hope's re-enacted arrival at the aquarium, bonding with Winter and human appreciation is highlighted, while an uplifting pop song plays. You have to admit it works for what the movie wants to be. Dolphin Tale 2 arrives in theaters Sept. 19. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic

Watch: 'Dolphin Tale 2' trailer debuts online, in theaters 04/11/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 11, 2014 5:10pm]
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