Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Finding Dory Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo pack in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.
If you fell in love with with the small-finned little clown fish Nemo and his loveable (and very forgetful) pal Dory back in 2003 when Finding Nemo hit theatres, be prepared to reignite your emotions for another deep sea adventure in Finding Dory.
The whole crew is back together for another journey through the ocean in the highly anticipated sequel. This movie still follows a plot line of looking for lost fish, but this time its Dory’s parents that must be found. With tons of tear jerking flashbacks of adorable baby Dory’s childhood and hilarious misadventures through the local Aquarium, with all new sea pals such as Hank the Septopus, you’ll cry and laugh throughout this film. My favorite scenes took place at the Aquarium with laugh out loud moments at every turn. This movie is sure to be a crowd pleaser and all ages can enjoy it! My 2 year old loved the scenes with ‘tiny Dory’, my 7 year old belly-achingly laughed at the funny seals that helped Nemo, Marlon, and Dory outside the Aquarium, and we all rooted for Dory to be reunited with her parents!
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HIDDEN GEMS found in this movie:
NOSTALGIC WHEELS – The truck that is featured late in the movie features a logo from the 1986 short “Luxo, Jr.” produced by Pixar and directed by John Lasseter. The short’s success helped launch the studio, and the image of the desk lamp appears in Pixar’s iconic logo today.
- The license plate on the truck sports A113, which is reminiscent of the CalArts classroom for first-year graphic design and character animation where many of the artists and animators at Pixar began to build their craft.
- Sets Art Director Don Shank’s name can be seen in the truck’s grill.
TAG IT – The tags donned by the lazy sea lions snoozing outside the Marine Life Institute together bear the iconic A113. While Rudder’s tag reads A1, Fluke’s says 13.
FIELD TRIP – Riley from 2015’s “Inside Out” appears in a group of kids touring the Marine Life Institute. She is clearly featured in a frame with Dory.
MAP IT – The registration number for the zodiac boat that picks up Dory in the bay outside the Marine Life Institute is PA1200, which represents Pixar’s address: 1200 Park Avenue.