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Finding Dory (2016)

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The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dory (voice)
Marlin (voice)
Hank (voice)
Destiny (voice)
Nemo (voice)
Bailey (voice)
Jenny (voice)
Charlie (voice)
Sloane Murray ...
Young Dory (voice)
Fluke (voice)
Rudder (voice)
Mr. Ray (voice)
Wife Fish (voice)
Husband Fish (Stan) (voice)


Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity. Written by Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An unforgettable journey she probably won't remember. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Finding Nemo 2  »

Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$135,060,273 (USA) (17 June 2016)


$486,292,984 (USA) (2 December 2016)

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song that plays in the trailer is called "Beyond the Sea" (Americanized version of the French song "La Mer"), which was also featured in the credits of Finding Nemo (2003). See more »


Bailey the beluga whale and Destiny the whale shark are kept in an adjoining enclosure, separated by a rock wall with a metal grate that indicates they are sharing the same water. A beluga whale makes its home in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, whereas the whale shark is indigenous to tropical and sub-tropical waters. Factually, they would not be kept adjacent to reach other in shared waters. See more »


[first lines]
Young Dory: Hi. I'm Dory. I suffer from short-term re-mem-bory loss.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to all our families - of every kind. You keep us swimming. See more »


Written by Irving Gordon
Performed by Sia
Produced, Orchestrated & Conducted by Oliver Kraus
Vocals Recorded by Jesse Shatkin
Recording Engineer Chris Steffen
Mixed by Brad Haehnel
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A little of this character goes an awful long way
19 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps it's because I'm a soulless husk of a man and dead inside, but the Pixar formula just isn't cutting it for me anymore. You'll find no argument here that the animation studio's heroic run from 1995's Toy Story through Up in 2009 was all but unprecedented in its consistently enchanting assembly of wondrous new worlds. (So great, in fact, that we'll let them take a mulligan on Cars. Even Babe Ruth struck out sometimes.) But Finding Dory arrives in theatres not long after Monsters University, and you might be a bit unnerved to learn that The Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4 and Cars 3 are all already on the way.

Pixar settling down into a sequel factory is, I suppose, the way of all things Disney these days and maybe wouldn't be as troubling if even their original films weren't starting to feel like sequels, too. This particular heartless bastard shed no tears during last summer's Inside Out, which transplanted the final segment of Woody Allen's Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex into yet another Pixar movie about two mismatched characters separated from their group and learning to love one another during endless contraption-like chase sequences. A widely circulated internet meme adroitly pointed out that once toys, bugs, monsters, fish, cars, rats and robots all have feelings, the only logical follow-up was for feelings to have feelings. (Also, Bing Bong was annoying and I'm glad he's dead.) Finding Dory inverts Pixar's beloved 2003 Finding Nemo by replacing a father's search for his son with a daughter trying to find her parents. Dory, the absent-minded blue sidekick (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) takes center stage for the sequel after a bump on the head triggers a flashback to her long-lost mom and dad. Presented as comic relief in the first film, Dory's daily struggle with short term memory loss is fairly harrowing here, and certain scenes should probably come with a trigger warning for parents of special needs children.

It's no easy feat building a story around a character who can't remember anything that just happened, with the screenplay constantly required to cheat its own premise (this isn't Memento) and work around the fact that a little of this character goes an awfully long way.

Undeterred by her disability, Dory sets out trying to find her folks at a massive California marine preserve, once again travelling with worrywart old clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his plucky son Nemo (newcomer Hayden Rolance, because I assume the original kid's voice changed sometime over the past thirteen years.) The first thing you'll notice about Finding Dory is that the ocean sure got a heckuva lot smaller between films, and now can be traversed in mere minutes of screen time instead of an entire feature. That speeded-up quality is emblematic of the sequel, in every way bigger, louder and more action-packed than its predecessor, which isn't necessarily for the best.

Quickly split-off from Marlin and Nemo –both could probably have been excised from the story without much fuss– Dory soon finds herself navigating the confines of an eco-friendly aquarium in the company of the film's finest creation; a curmudgeonly seven-armed octopus named Hank, voiced by Al Bundy himself, Ed O'Neill. (The missing limb makes Hank technically a "septopus," which Dory keeps reminding him as if for the first time.) It's a smart move giving us a crotchety audience surrogate who's allowed to get as exasperated with our heroine as we do, even if that means this becomes… yet another Pixar movie about two mismatched characters separated from their group and learning to love one another during endless contraption-like chase sequences.

I honestly zoned out during a lot of the action and found myself focusing on the miraculously detailed background animation. Whether we're talking about the slight residue of gunk on these fish tanks or the shimmering reflections of light upon water and glass, Finding Dory is a technological astonishment. I got more out of contemplating each magnificently rendered grain of wet sand than I did trying to figure how these small aquatic creatures have suddenly become capable of performing such outlandish stunts. The best parts of the film are the too few occasions when it pauses for long enough to let us drink in the majesty of what we're being shown.

Pretty sure I checked out for good when the octopus started driving a truck. You may have more patience than I.

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