Dolphins (2000 film)

Dolphins is an IMAX documentary produced in 2000. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.[1] Directed by Greg MacGillivray,[2] with Chris Palmer serving as executive producer, this feature follows a few scientists studying dolphins (chiefly Kathleen Dudzinski, Dean Bernal, and Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, as well as Louis Herman and Bernd Wursig) as they work to learn more about dolphins. The main focus is on research into dolphin communication and intelligence, along with some exploration of feeding habits and human interaction. Several species of dolphins are shown, primarily the bottlenose dolphin, the dusky dolphin, and the Atlantic spotted dolphin. Dolphins is narrated by Pierce Brosnan with music by Sting.[2]

Dolphins IMAX 2000
Directed byGreg MacGillivray
Written byTim Cahill
Stephen Judson
Narrated byPierce Brosnan
Music bySting
CinematographyGreg MacGillivray
Brad Ohlund
Edited byStephen Judson
Distributed byIMAX Corporation
Release date
  • April 14, 2000
Running time
39 min.
CountryUnited States

Awards and nominations

Incomplete list of awards for Dolphins
Year Award Category Result
2000 73rd Academy Awards Best Documentary Short Subject Nominated


Track listing

1."I Need You Like This Hole in My Head"StingSting2:51
2."Sea of Light"Sting / Steve WoodSteve Wood4:21
3."Fill Her Up"StingSting5:36
4."When Dolphins Dance"StingSteve Wood5:21
5."Ghost Story"StingSting5:28
6."First Dive"Sting / Steve WoodSteve Wood6:18
7."Bubble Rings"Sting / Steve WoodSteve Wood5:17
8."When We Dance"StingSting5:47
9."On the Island"Steve WoodSteve Wood3:16
10."Dolphins of the World"Steve WoodSteve Wood5:12
11."Rendezvous"StingSteve Wood5:06

See also


  1. ^ "NY Times: Dolphins". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  2. ^ a b "Laguna Man Up for Oscar". The Los Angeles Times. February 21, 2001. Retrieved 2016-06-04.

Further reading

  • Chris Palmer: Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom, Sierra Club Books, 2010

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