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NEW YORK - Sandwiched between the chest-thumping ambition of awards season and the swaggering spectacle of summer, spring movie-going is usually an afterthought, a limbo for films not bankable enough for July or highbrow enough for the Oscars. But it might actually be the best time of year for the movies. In springtime - particularly this year - the movies come alive.
MIAMI - The Clearwater Marine Aquarium was heavily featured in the 2011 film "Dolphin Tale," which told a fictionalized account of Winter the dolphin. In real life, Winter lost her tail after it became caught in a crab trap in 2005. She was found and taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where she was fitted with a silicone and plastic tail that enabled her to swim normally. The film, starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, reached audiences worldwide.