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Zoom the Dolphin

HMMMM, WELL, yes. Hawaiian dolphin research labs, complete with absent-minded professor and his lil’ daughter, have adventures with headset-enhanced dolphin of title. Mischevious monkey also featured. Filmation effort. Overtaken rapidly by animal welfare attitudes.



  1. Applemask

    June 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    You’re not thinking of Zoom the White Dolphin? The barely animated French fever-dream from 1971? With a mynah bird named John Sebastian who could speak both English and Dolphinese? Starring a topless small girl, because it’s French? Apparently broadcast in this country with the original French credits entirely intact save for a title card glued to the beginning because who really gives a fuck? Based on a European advertising mascot for Nestle’s?

  2. Richardpd

    May 13, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    A French – Japanese co-production about a decade before that sort of thing became common.

    A CGI version has been made in recent years.

  3. Richardpd

    April 27, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    I managed to see a bit of the CGI series when on holiday in Rhodes.

    The TVs in the hotel had a selection of channels from different countries. Not many in English unless you want to watch the news contentiously, but there was a German music channel with most of the songs in English.

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