Harry Connick Jr. Inspired By Winter’s Tale in ‘Dolphin Tale 2’

Musician, actor, and American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr. returns as Dr. Clay Haskett in Dolphin Tale 2, a project which continues the journey of Winter, the determined dolphin that’s blessed with a prosthetic tail.

Dolphin Tale 2 was shot in Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida, with a huge chunk of the production taking place at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA). “It is a great part of the world,” said Connick Jr. “Being in Clearwater again – I realized how much time I’ve spent here. Other than performing here and doing the film, it seems like a lot of my life has been spent here.”

Connick Jr., who describes Dolphin 2 as the best filming experience he’s ever had, loved reuniting with Dolphin Tale director Charles Martin Smith for the sequel and the chance to collaborate once again with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. And, of course, there’s the life lessons he’s learned from hanging out with Winter.

“There’s something inspirational about watching a creature that has no mind in the way that we know it. These are the cards that were dealt to her. And what else are you going to do? Life is really like that. As we all know, there are certain things that are just wonderful about life and certain things that are not wonderful. What are you going to do about it? You have to accept things with grace with dignity and move through them. That’s something you’re reminded of – especially Winter. I call it with DWI – deal with it.”

Hope and Winter in Dolphin Tale 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures, CR: Wilson Webb)
Hope and Winter in Dolphin Tale 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures, CR: Wilson Webb)

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Dolphin Tale 2 opens nationwide September 12.

“Project Cars” Release Date & Pre-Order Car Pack Announced

 

Bandai Namco Games America Inc. and Slightly Mad Studios have announced that Project Cars comes out November 18 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Wii U version comes out next year.

Gamers who pre-order Project Cars from participating relatainers will receive instant access to the Modified Car Pack, which features the following vehicles:

Ruf CTR3 SMS-R – A race spec version of the Ruf CTR3 super sports car created by Slightly Mad Studios. The new version contains 750 horsepower and tops out at 330 km/h.

Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster – An open top racer which contains an “extravagant beauty to match its multi-million dollar price tag.”

Ariel Atom 3 Mugen – Gets from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and has a Honda Type R engine. Aesthetics wise, it stands out with its red chassis and white bodywork.

Project Cars Preorder (Bandai Namco Games America, Slightly Mad Studios)
Project Cars Preorder (Bandai Namco Games America, Slightly Mad Studios)
Project Cars Xbox One Cover -  (Bandai Namco Games America, Slightly Mad Studios)
Project Cars Xbox One Cover – (Bandai Namco Games America, Slightly Mad Studios)