Finding Dory is the sequel to Finding Nemo that came out in 2003, 13 years ago! Yes, it’s been a while. Finding Nemo won best animated feature and it was the first Pixar movie to win the award. Even though Dory was already designed for Finding Nemo, filmmakers had to bring her design into current technology in order to use it. They wanted to keep enough of the specific shapes and expressions that the fans would recognize as Dory, so the artists put images from the first movie side by side with the new images they were creating, to ensure they got it right! See more fun facts below!
Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory, who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin and Nemo. Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, so the three of them take off on a life-changing adventure. They travel across the ocean to California’s Marine Life Institute for help. In an effort to find her mom and dad, Dory brings on Hank, a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey, a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark. Dory won’t give up uncovering her past, and in her search finds new friendship and family.
- 25,118,559 likes on Facebook for Dory (the most of any Disney or Pixar character)…and counting!
- 103,639 total storyboards were delivered to editorial (49,651 were delivered for Toy Story 3)
- Alexander Gould, who originally voiced Nemo in 2003’s Finding Nemo, is now 22 years old; 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
- Rolence, who was cast long before recording began, was advised that he couldn’t tell anyone about the role; That proved tough for the youngster, who wanted more than anything to share the news with his grandma
- Becky, an offbeat, kooky loon who takes a liking to Marlin, is named after production manger Becky Neiman-Cobb, who insists there’s no resemblance
Visit the official site here. Came out in theaters June 17.