Celluloid Dreams has acquired the computer animated The Dolphin - Story Of A Dreamer based on Sergio Bambaren Roggero’s best-selling novel. It has been writted by Michal Wogh and Eduard Schuldt, who is also directing.
The film, making its market premiere in Cannes, will be handled by Celluloid for the world excluding the Americas. Fox is releasing throughout Latin America.
The story follows Daniel, a young, rebellious dolphin who dreams of surfing the waves outside the boring confines of his lagoon. When a mysterious manta ray delivers a message that Daniel must follow his heart and find the Island of Dreams, he embarks on a journey through the open sea. On his way, he meets Carl, a street-smart calamari and they head off on a journey of self-discovery in search of the island, the only place left in the ocean where creatures still listen to the “voice of the sea”
The book has been translated into more than 40 languages and has sold more than 14 million copies. The movie was produced by Dolphin-Films, in association with Thomas Muller and Joachim Hellinger from DDG-Germany and Lorenzo Von Lorch of Passworld. Italy. The author of the book, Sergio Bambaren, has closely followed the production of the movie, to make sure that the soul of the book is present in the movie as well.