The kids and I were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of Finding Dory earlier this week and we all loved it. We were all laughing so hard. At one point Marlin is fighting with Dory about swimming across the ocean again to find her parents and he says, “The only reason to travel is to never travel again.”. I laughed so hard because this pretty much summarizes what both of my boys think about traveling. My boys seem to think that if we’ve been somewhere once we will never go
Now I’ve heard some weird stuff about this movie and I’m here to tell you there was none of that in the movie. There was nothing weird in it. The most political thing I saw in it was when Dory got a coke can plastic holder stuck on her.
I took my 12 year old daughter, 9 year old son, and my 5 year niece. Like I mentioned they all liked it. But two things: First the movie is long and a young child needs to go to the bathroom right before the movie starts. Secondly, it’s a long movie and children 5 and younger may have a hard time sitting all the way though it. My niece barely made it through the movie.
- Here is a downloadable Finding Dory activity packet your kids will love.
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his echolocation skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex innerworkings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.
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Finding DORY FUN FACTS By the Numbers
- 289,240,840 key animation frames were created for the film. A key animation frame defines pivotal points of motion in a sequence.
- 25,118,559 likes on Facebook for Dory (the most of any Disney or Pixar character).
- 103,639 total storyboards were delivered to editorial (49,651 were delivered for “Toy Story 3”).
- 26,705 individual pieces of coral were placed in six sets by the sets dressing team.
- 16,091 fish are swimming in the Open Ocean exhibit at the Marine Life Institute.
- 11,041 rigging prims were created just for Hank’s simulation (the average character requires around 20).
- 5,000 stingrays take part in the stingray migration. 1,108 fish are in quarantine at the Marine Life Institute.
- 746 visitors are hanging out at the Marine Life Institute.
- 350 suckers are found on Hank: 50 suckers on each of his seven arms.
- 319 tendrils were added to each sea anemone in the ocean.
- 118 weeks were required of the team of technical directors who were responsible for building and articulating Hank.
- 83 employees of the Marine Life Institute appear in the film.
- 51 minutes of the film include crowds characters (which is more than double that of an average Pixar film).
- 45 active stalks were added to each section of kelp in the underwater kelp forest outside of the Marine Life Institute.
- 17 is the date in June of 2016 that “Finding Dory” opens in U.S. theaters.
- 22 weeks were spent shading Hank to give him extra texture and color, as well as making it possible for him to camouflage himself. (An average character takes less than eight weeks.)
- 13 years have passed since “Finding Nemo” opened.
- 4 Oscar® nominations went to “Finding Nemo.” The film won best animated feature—it was the first Pixar movie to win the award.