In Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” we pick up a year after Marlin, Nemo and Dory first adventure together. The three are now living happily in the reef when Dory suddenly remembers her parents and recruits Marlin and Nemo to help find them. On their adventure, Dory is separated from her companions and ends up in California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute (MLI), a rehabilitation center and aquarium.
Where she meets Hank (voiced by Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus, who lost a tentacle and his joy along the way. Hank is the first to greet Dory when she finds herself in the Marine Life Institute. However, he has no desire to be friends with her. His goal gains his way onto transport truck to a comfortable Cleveland facility, where he’ll be able to enjoy a peaceful life of solitude. Although, Hank is a bit of a grump on the inside he has a heart of gold and him eventually gives in and helps Dory find her parents. Since he plays such an important role in Dory’s quest to find her parents, I thought it’s only appropriate to give you a some fun facts about Hank.
Here are 7 Fun Facts about Hank
1) Vanishing Act –Hank is a very talented escape artist with camouflaging capabilities to boot, who frequently gives the employee at the Marine Life Institute the slip.
2) Missing Limp – When designers were working on Hank, they created tapered tentacles for the cephalopod. The tentacles were modeled separately from the body, but when they tried to attach them, only seven would fit. Therefore, they decided Hank would have seven tentacles and it worked perfectly into the script.
3) Prefers Silences – He’d prefer a solitary existence inside an aquarium tank, so he’s trying to get himself into a more permanent installation.
4)The Perfect Look – It took designer 22 Weeks of shading Hank to give him extra texture and color, as well as making it possible for him to camouflage himself. (An average the character takes less than eight weeks.)
5) Let’s Get Moving – 11,041 rigging prims were created just for Hank’s simulation (the average character requires around 20).
6) Technically Speaking – It took a team of technical directors 118 weeks build and construct Hank.
7) Lucky Seven – 350 suckers are found on Hank: 50 suckers on each of his seven arms. SEE ALSO: DON’T MISS PIXAR NEW SHORT “PIPER”