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Finding Dory (2016)

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The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, 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

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

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. Written by Jwelch5742

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,060,273, 20 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$486,295,561

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,028,570,889
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Bailey the beluga whale is able to use his sonar for the first time, he yells, "this is amaaaazing!" This mirrors Anna in Frozen (2013) when she and Elsa are playing in the snow in their castle. See more »

Goofs

When Dory is recalling the moment in which her parents explain to her little self about following shells, sand that coves up one of the shells partially disappears completely when the camera follows grown up Dory. See more »

Quotes

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

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


Soundtracks

Unforgettable
Written by Irving Gordon
Performed by Sia
Produced, Orchestrated, and Conducted by Oliver Kraus
Vocals Recorded by Jesse Shatkin
Recording Engineer Chris Steffen
Mixed by Brad Haehnel
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No walls in the ocean
10 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

I've never been into animation and my comments probably reflect it. Not for any silly quibbles about real cinema versus not, kiddie versus adult; it's simply that the real world that threads itself around us is too marvelous and fantastical, too full of myriad possible worlds to envision, to forego the opportunity. Okay, but this leaves me free to observe these few things here.

It really has taken a quantum leap the last decade in trying to replicate our world after that business with dead eyes was over. Is there anything more extraordinary than texture and light falling a certain way? An audience of Disney's time would have been baffled by what kind of reality this film shows.

The most fantastical quality of reality is that I can open the door and go wherever. The thinking mind will hold me back nine times out of ten, but the fact that our lives play out against the possibility is behind any life worth being lived. Spontaneity. It lies at the bottom of all the other structures we observe around us and at the bottom of almost every great film I know of.

Pixar's main structure in building world - and what sets them apart from previous studios - is finding a small corner of our own world to animate, say toys in the attic, we can then have the delight of secret lives right under our feet. The more ordinary and familiar this corner is, the more often we can imagine passing through it, the better. It's the difference between Toy Story and Cars. It lets them filter in the following way; the larger surrounding human world retains its quality of callous indifference as we think of it ourselves, our gaze is directed to the magical world-within where fragile beings have to struggle with predicaments like ours.

The primary thing to note in tandem with this is how the rest has been engineered around spontaneous expression. Pixar are something of a master in how things flow, how walls can be moved around to facilitate experience. It's all about turbulent motion that zig zags over barriers; through ocean streams, a bird flying us overhead, through tubes inside the marine park, hijacking a truck. Things magically work out, even when our heroes don't land in the right place, they do.

And you'll see this in the story about a narrator who continuously forgets, has no plan about how she's going to accomplish what she wants other than the urge to find her parents, but makes her way by rubbing against limits of where she finds herself, spontaneously opening ways.


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