It seems like today we trying to find too many lost characters on the blog… 😉 Wally was found but Dory, well… I have no idea where she is.
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.
The movie is directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”), co-directed by Angus MacLane (“Toy Story OF TERROR!”), and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”).
FUN facts about Finding Dory:
- Dory has found a home with Marlin and Nemo, who welcomed her into their family with open fins. Filmmakers studied the psychology of adoption to better understand how Dory might feel to be a part of an extraordinary adopted family, yet still wonder about her past.
- 289,240,840 key animation frames were created for the film. A key animation frame defines pivotal points of motion in a sequence.
- 2,117,716 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”).
- 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).
- 1,108 fish are in quarantine at the Marine Life Institute.
- 118 weeks were required of the team of technical directors who were responsible for building and articulating Hank.
- 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.)
- Alexander Gould, who originally voiced Nemo in 2003’s “Finding Nemo” will be 22 in May, so filmmakers had to recast the character, calling on 12-year-old Hayden Rolence to voice the junior clownfish in “Finding Dory.” Gould, who won filmmakers’ hearts 13 years ago, can be heard in the new movie as the voice of a truck driver.
- Destiny is a whale shark who is being cared for at the Marine Life Institute, but filmmakers weren’t initially sure what ailed her. It was Bailey, Destiny’s beluga whale neighbor, who opened their eyes—so to speak. Belugas are known for their echolocation skills—a biological sonar of sorts—that is described at the MLI as “The World’s Most Powerful Pair of Eye Glasses.” Filmmakers decided that if Bailey had an enhanced sense of sight, perhaps Destiny’s was compromised. A nearsighted whale shark was born.
- Destiny actually taught Dory to speak whale. Of course, the fact that Destiny is a whale shark—not a whale—explains Dory’s limited understanding of the language.
- 51 minutes of the film include crowds characters (which is more than double that of an average Pixar film).
- 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.
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