Since “Finding Nemo” made it’s theatrical debut on May 30, 2003, I have always had questions about Dory’s past, which is interesting since she’s not the main character. But, I am not alone in my admiration for Dory, fans around the world embraced her as well and on June 17, 2016, we will all be reunited with her in Disney•Pixar’s long-awaited sequel, “Finding Dory.” 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 Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence).
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 biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.
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Here are 5 Fun Facts about the Making of Finding Dory
What did Director Andrew Stanton enjoy most about working on the film?
“Honestly, it was a tough one; It took 4 years make and I mean in 4 years lives have ups and downs and people have your back. It’s been the experience of working with everybody and problem solving and producing with such a great group of people.” ~ Andrew Stanton
What Easter Eggs will we discover in this movie?
“Our next movie we are working on is ‘Cars 3’ so keep an eye out. There’s something in there for that. But, there are plenty more Easter Eggs, but some of them are so obscure they will probably go over most people’s heads.” ~ Andrew Stanton
Lindsey Collins thoughts on the”Finding Dory” Sound Track?
“Thomas Newman’s score is so tremendous we just did a chunk of the film a few weeks ago, and the last cue at the end of two days of score we use a full Orchestra on stage and it’s amazing. Tom is working really hard and has created another beautiful score.” ~ Lindsey Collins
How emotional is Dory’s Story?
“People forget how serious that the first movie was and you laugh not as often as you think but you laugh very deeply because you’re so invested, uh, in the first movie, and you forget how the beginning of it started. We kind of forgot too until we have begun working on Dory’s story, we remembered. I mean, we don’t hold back on the complexity of reunions, you know.” ~ Andrew Stanton
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Besides Dory, what new character is Andrew Stanton’s favorite?
Well, it’s like asking who’s your favorite kid? I think it’s a little bit of a pecking order, simply because we spent a lot of time with Hank. He’s like your grumpy Uncle and with a heart of gold. And so I think we’ve really grown to like him a lot. Right behind that is Bailey and Destiny just because they’re so fun together. ~ Andrew Stanton