After losing her parents, fourteen-year-old Annabel has moved in with her grandfather a fisherman, on a Caribbean Island where her best friend is a dolphin named Mitzy. However, her maternal grandparents don’t see this as a suitable life for a young girl and come to take her away.
We don’t often watch family films here, but this is a cute story about finding the family that you want, not the one you are necessarily born into. Peter Woodward (who was in The Patriot) is really good in this as the grandfather. It’s a nice film for young audiences who are animal lovers and may not have seen many coming of age movies.
Mike Disa, who directed this, comes from the animation world, having directed films like Dante’s Inferno and Dead Space — based on the video games — and kids movies like Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon, Postman Pat: The Movie and Hoodwinked Too! There’s a horror connection as well, as writer Shaked Berenson produced Turbokid, JeruZalem, Slaxx, Tales of Halloween and The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot.
Dolphin Island is now available wherever you watch streaming on demand movies. You can learn more on the official site.