Finding Dory (2016). "Sigourney Weaver is going to help us!"
Join us this week for the watery adventure of "Finding Dory". This episode we talk kelp cakes, pipe pals, octopi- genius of the sea, head-bonk amnesia humor, stroller hijinks and why it's problematic to dip your fingers into the touch pool. Does this movie have us jumping for joy out or the water or are we floating belly up? Find out now!
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
Director: Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane
Writers: Andrew Stanton & Victoria Strouse
Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton and Hayden Rolence
Awards: Winner : People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie, BAFTA Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film.
Film Budget: $200,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,028,570,942
In true PIXAR fashion not a ton of musical bangerz in this film but we did enjoy this Sia cover of the classic Unforgettable.
Just keep facting, just keep facting, what do we do we find fun facts!
Characters from other Pixar films make cameos as visitors to the Marine Institute. These include the daycare children from Toy Story 3 (2010), some adults and teenagers seen in Inside Out (2015), and some of the dentist's patients (particularly the young boy and mother who had been sitting in the waiting room when Darla arrived) from Finding Nemo (2003).
The film is set one year after the events of Finding Nemo (2003), despite the 13-year gap between their releases.
When Nemo and Marlin are in the tidal pool exhibit, they meet a loquacious clam, voiced by the film's Director Andrew Stanton. When they ask the clam how he is doing, he enthusiastically responds, "I'm happy." This is a gag relating to the colloquial expression, "Happy as a clam."
Hank is an octopus, and therefore he can survive out of water for some time, squirts ink when he's scared, and can change color for camouflage. Hank's behavior is actually very similar to that of a real-life octopus: octopi are notoriously hard to keep in captivity, as they are intelligent escape artists that are known to leave their tanks and wander around on land. His camouflage ability not only has him changing color, but also his shape: a technique used by real-life octopi (especially the mimic octopus) to escape predators or mimic more dangerous animals for defense.
Most of the animals in this movie have a handicap or disability: Hank has a missing tentacle. Dory has short term memory loss. Nemo has a small fin. Destiny the whale shark has nearsighted blindness. Becky the loon is a slight bit slow mentally. Bailey the beluga had a head injury it is believed to be the first Disney or Pixar film to feature a character with a disability.
Unsurprisingly this modern sequel is available to stream on Disney+.
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