The news that an updated documentary about Winter the dolphin is being filmed came from a 13-year-old celebrity Thursday.

Cozi Zuehlsdorff, who played young Hazel in the movie Dolphin Tale and will help narrate the documentary, was the center of attention during the announcement at the Harborview Center downtown Thursday morning. More than 250 people lined up to take photos with her.

Read the rest of the Tampa Bay Times’ story here.

Cozi has been nominated for Best Kid Actress of the Year for her role in Dolphin Tale as Hazel! Please go vote for her and spread the word to all of your friends!

 

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Hazel from Dolphin Tale in Area to Launch DVD

Cozi Zuehlsdorff, the actress who plays Hazel Haskett in Dolphin Tale, will host two public appearances this week.

Clearwater, Fla. (December 19, 2011) – Corresponding with the nationwide DVD release of Dolphin Tale, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is pleased to host the talented young actress Cozi Zuehlsdorff, for two public appearances this week. Tuesday’s appearance will allow guests to hear the Dolphin Tale story from Cozi’s perspective as Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s CEO, David Yates, will interview Cozi at Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, CMA’s new attraction dedicated to Dolphin Tale movie scenes, props, re-created sets and behind the scenes footage. Following the interview, Cozi will be available for autographs of newly released DVD copies of Dolphin Tale for the public. Wednesday, Cozi will make her second public appearance at Clearwater Marine Aquarium to meet guests and sign autographs.

Dolphin Tale DVD’s in standard format, 3-D and Blu-ray will be available for purchase at CMA and WDTA on December 20th. You may also purchase pre-ordered copies today at SeeWinter.com.

When: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 (Media Interview from 10:15-11:15; autograph session from 11:30 to 3:00 with break from 1:00-1:30.)

Where: Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, 300 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, FL 33755

When: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 – Autograph session from 11:30 to 3:00 with break from 1:00-1:30.

Where: Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater FL 33767

About Cozi Zuehlsdorff
Cozi began her acting career at the age of eight when she was encouraged to audition for Annie at a local theater company in Aliso Viejo, Ca. At the time, Cozi thought it would be more fun to go see the musical than to act in it, but in the end decided to audition. She was cast as Annie and has been performing lead roles in such shows as The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Seussical the Musical ever since. Soon, Cozi turned her attention to TV and film. She can be seen in commercials for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois, Regions Bank, Amica Insurance, Nestle water, and Trident Layers Gum.
Cozi, now 13, lives in Orange County, California with her parents, her 16 year old sister and their dog Bandit. She is home schooled and has a passion for singing, playing piano, going to church and making homemade movies with her friends.

About Dolphin Tale
Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment present Dolphin Tale, inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the strangers who band together to save her life. Dolphin Tale will be released on DVD on December 20th in standard format, Blu-Ray and 3-D. DVD’s are currently available for pre-order at SeeWinter.com.

Dolphin Tale in Theaters September 23, 2011!

A scene from the movie with Harry Connick, Jr., Nathan Gamble and Cozi Zuehlsdorff camping out by Winter’s pool.

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Watch the trailer!