The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer

Synopsis: The amazing story of Daniel, a dolphin who abandons the safety of his pod to explore the ocean and discover the true purpose of his life.
86 min

There was a time,

when the world was made of dreams.

All living creatures of the ocean,

lived happily in peace.

The main purpose of their lives

was to follow the voice of their hearts.

Nobody knows for certain when

everything started to change,

when rules emerged that made

them forget their inner voices.

And one day, without even noticing it,

the creatures of the oceans

stopped dreaming.

They were always busy...

Fishing day and night,

treasuring their material possessions.

Instead of fishing to live,

they now lived to fish.

But among them, there was one

born destined to change it all,

one who had never listened

to the voice of the crowds,

but to the voice of his heart.

One who still had a dream,

and was willing to test his courage.

Even risking his life

to rediscover the true purpose

of his life,

and, without knowing it,

open the world of dreams

for all other creatures.

This is his story.

- Daniel, wake up!

- The wave!

- Dreaming about the wave again?

- Yes.

Well, forget about your wave.

Come on, let's go fish.

We're already late.

I still don't get this stuff

about fishing all day.

We already have enough

fish in the lagoon

to feed ourselves

for the rest of our entire lives.

Ah, don't start with that again.

You know the rules.

Yeah, yeah.

"You can't go surfing because

it's a waste of time."

"You can't leave the lagoon

because it's too dangerous."

Blah, blah, fishing, fishing,

and more fishing.

- I'm sick and tired...

- Hi, Daniel! Hi, Michael! Hi, Daniel!

Guess what I saw today.

You won't believe it.

You won't believe it.

It was a starfish as big as a mountain.

It was so huge.

It was giant!

It was enormous!

It was ginormous!

- A giant starfish?

- Don't be mean.

Yeah. Anyway, it was super-gigantic,

all orange and bright.

It was so incredible.

Can you believe it? Can you believe it?

As big as a mountain!

Ooh. Incredible.

- And guess what.

- What, little guy?

That star is mine, mine and only mine.

Don't touch it.

Don't touch it.

I'm watching you. I'm watching you.

I'm watching you.

Don't worry, Sparky.

The huge starfish is yours

and nobody else's.

Yes! I love it!

And it's mine.

Because when I saw it,

it was super-gigantic!

Yes! I love it. I love it.

And it's mine.

That's good, Sparky. Now go play

and dream with your giant starfish.

Dream? Yeah! Yeah!

Talking about dreams, I feel sleepy.

'Cause I didn't sleep well last night

because of my starfish.

Starfish. That's right.

Sparky's giant starfish.

Yes! Because it's mine and only mine!

Yeah. Yeah, I feel sleepy.

- Hey, we have to put Sparky to bed.

- What about fishing?

Shh. Don't complain.

Come and help me.

That Sparky's such a pest.

- Well, you're so slow.

- Slow?

Bet you can't catch me!

No fair! You got an early start.

- You snooze, you lose.

- I'm right on your tail!

Watch this move!


Hey, I taught you everything you know.

- Who's the master now? Whoa!

- Yeah, not for long.

You're never gonna catch me, man!

Hey! Hey, look out for the rock!


Look out, little fishies!


Daniel, wait.

Ah! See?

You can't catch me.

What happened?

Come on, jump.

- No way I'm doing that.

- Ooh.

You remind me of an animal

that goes buk, buk, buk, buk!


I'm not playing anymore, Daniel.

You're cheating.

You know we're not allowed

to leave the lagoon.

I know.

We're not allowed to leave the lagoon.

Ah. Come on, Michael.

You and I both know

the waves look great today.



Whoa! This is, like,

the best wave I've ever seen.

Oh! She's amazing.

I wish Michael could see this.



Uh, good morning, Leader.

We were chasing each other,

and we were going so fast,

I couldn't stop,

so I had no option but to jump.


Just playing, right?

And you had no option but

to jump... and surf a wave.

Mm-hmm. Exactly.

If not, I would've smashed myself

against the sharp rocks and coral.

And that's no good.


Seems to me that something's wrong

with your sonar system, boy.

Oh. Yes, yes.

I mean... No, no!

Everything's fine.

I guess I just didn't think about it.

Then I think I need to refresh

your memory a little bit.

Follow me.

I really can't understand you.

We're almost finished

with class, but, no,

Daniel has to put

a jellyfish on for a hat.

Daniel has to juggle sea cucumbers.

Daniel. Daniel, come.

- Michael, look!

- What?

- Did you see that?

- Huh?

You can't wait forever, Daniel.

You have a mission to accomplish.

The sun is already moving

into its position.

- A mission?

- Dream... or don't dream.

Come... or don't.

You may wait, but the ocean won't.

- Did you hear that?

- What?

That voice.

There! There, Daniel!

Did you see those markings on its belly?

It got into the lagoon!

- Let's go!

- Yeah!

Listen to me.

You're safe.

It's a manta. It's harmless.

Just don't get too close.

What do we do?


At least, not at the time being.

She's beautiful.

That thing came in from the outside,

from the ocean.

I just know it's dangerous.

I love it!

It's just like my giant starfish!

Yes, it is! It's mine, mine! I saw

it first, and I will call it Jumpy.

Yes! Because it looks like me,

like in my dream.


Hey, Daniel.

Don't get too close.

Hi. I'm Daniel.

I know.

You're Daniel Alexander Dolphin.

- Huh?

- You've got the glow.

The glow? What glow?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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