The upcoming family film 'Dolphin Tale' intends to not only wow audiences with its lush underwater 3D sequences, it also plans to captivate viewers with the remarkable true story that inspired the movie.

Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry Connick Jr. star in the incredible account of a dolphin named Winter that is caught in a crabbing trap and subsequently loses her tail. A devoted team of marine biologists rescue Winter and nurse her back to health -- by developing an innovative prosthetic attachment that can help her overcome her life-threatening dehibiliation. If that wasn't enough to astonish you, Winter the dolphin makes her big-screen debut starring as herself in this inspirational journey.

Moviefone has your exclusive first look at the poster for 'Dolphin Tale 3D.' Check it out after that jump.


'Dolphin Tale' opens in theaters on September 23.