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1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
From the Academy Award(R)-winning creators of Disney-Pixar's FINDING NEMO (Best Animated Feature, 2003) comes an epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart. When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them...with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who's convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz' and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark! Bring home the movie overflowing with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation and gallons of bonus extras!
2.) Special Features
Disney & Pixar's “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale. Rated PG for mild thematic elements.
Box office gross: $486.3 million.
Released by Disney and Pixar.
1.)I like this better than Finding Nemo. My 3 yr old son likes it too (but he likes Nemo more right now because of the sharks). It does make mommy cry though. Although it's nice that I can explain the difference between sad and happy tears when we watch this together. And I love the lessons that it imparts on my son about trying your best, never giving up, overcoming limitations, being friendly, how much mommy and daddy love him, why it's important to not wander away from mommy and daddy, the importance of family, what makes a family... all that good Disney stuff...
2.) I liked "Finding Dory" better than "Finding Nemo." I realize this is a controversial opinion, but let me explain. First of all: the production value of both meet the same level of excellence. Now, the story in "Nemo" is more compelling and the pacing is better, due in part to the grand scale of the setting; in "Nemo," the majority of the film takes place all across the ocean, while "Dory" is, for the most part, confined to a small space.
Here's the thing. I am mentally ill. It is a chronic, progressive illness, and it affects me both cognitively and emotionally. I never see movies where a character--let alone a loveable main character--is cognitively impaired, or disabled, and did not spend the entirety of the movie being so brave for dealing with their disability, or being reduced to a tragic character. The people around Dory, too, aren't portrayed as brave or burdened by her condition, either. They make concessions for her, but they're only finding ways to interact with her that will keep her safe and happy without babying her. I am getting sicker. It has become evident that I may become so ill that I will not be able to live alone. Dory cannot live alone; she needs the people who love her to help her. But they don't mind. They don't suffer. They remodel their lives to fit her into it, and they do it because they love her. I cannot express how seeing this in media made me feel. Like my illness didn't mean that I was wrong, just different. That I wasn't a burden on the people around me; they change their lives for me the way I change my life for them, and for the same reason--because that's what you do for people you love. So maybe "Finding Nemo" is a better movie. But "Finding Dory" is a more *important* movie.
3.) This got the 5-yr old grandbaby seal of approval, and was immediately awarded a place in the prestigious Nana's car DVD case. To a 5 yr old, assigning a DVD to the category of "DVD to be watched while riding in the car" is the highest praise. Very few of her movies interest me enough to watch them on my own, because 49 yr old men and 5 yr old girls have little in common. This one was different for some reason. I found myself watching it without her more than once. Admittedly, I am a fan of Ellen Degeneres since her stand-up days, but the story and the artwork really are exceptional.
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