Dolphins (2000 film)

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Dolphins IMAX 2000.jpg
Directed by Greg MacGillivray
Written by Tim Cahill
Stephen Judson
Narrated by Pierce Brosnan
Music by Sting
Cinematography Greg MacGillivray
Brad Ohlund
Edited by Stephen Judson
Distributed by IMAX Corporation
Release date
  • 2000 (2000)
Running time
39 min.
Country United States
Language English

Dolphins is an IMAX documentary produced in 2000. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.[1] Directed by Greg MacGillivray,[2] with Chris Palmer serving as executive producer, this feature follows a few scientists studying dolphins (chiefly Kathleen Dudzinski, Dean Bernal, and Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez, as well as Louis Herman and Bernd Wursig) as they work to learn more about dolphins.[citation needed] The main focus is on research into dolphin communication and intelligence, along with some exploration of feeding habits and human interaction. Several species of dolphins are shown, primarily the bottlenose dolphin, the dusky dolphin, and the Atlantic spotted dolphin.[citation needed] Dolphins is narrated by Pierce Brosnan with music by Sting.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Incomplete list of awards for Dolphins
Year Award Category Result
2000 73rd Academy Awards Best Documentary Short Subject Nominated


Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performer Length
1. "I Need You Like This Hole in My Head" Sting Sting 2:51
2. "Sea of Light" Sting / Steve Wood Steve Wood 4:21
3. "Fill Her Up" Sting Sting 5:36
4. "When Dolphins Dance" Sting Steve Wood 5:21
5. "Ghost Story" Sting Sting 5:28
6. "First Dive" Sting / Steve Wood Steve Wood 6:18
7. "Bubble Rings" Sting / Steve Wood Steve Wood 5:17
8. "When We Dance" Sting Sting 5:47
9. "On the Island" Steve Wood Steve Wood 3:16
10. "Dolphins of the World" Steve Wood Steve Wood 5:12
11. "Rendezvous" Sting Steve Wood 5:06

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NY Times: Dolphins". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Laguna Man Up for Oscar". The Los Angeles Times. February 21, 2001. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Chris Palmer: Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom, Sierra Club Books, 2010

External links[edit]