Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ swims to an animation box office record

Hank finds Dory and agrees to take her to where they think her parents are in return for something that Hank needs.


Pixar movies are known for and successful due to what I like to call the “Holy Trinity of Pixar”: An emotional message, great animation, and great characters.

Dory’s life story, which is told in flashback throughout the film, is one that could be considered tragic, were it not for the wizardry of the Pixar filmmakers.

Finding Dory is a delightful follow-up that is every bit as entertaining as its predecessor. Read the Finding Dory movie review! When she was young, Dory was separated from her parents, and with the help of Nemo (new voice actor Hayden Rolence) and his father, Marlin (Brooks), Dory goes on an epic adventure to reunite with them.

When she arrives at an animal rehab facility named Marine Life Institute, Dory meets an eclectic cast of characters who help her. Ed O’Neill (who plays the often grouchy Modern Familypatriarch) appropriately voices a crabby octopus here. Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo”, “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”).

Finding Dory is filled with the humour, fun, adventure and heartfelt emotion characteristics that turned the original movie into one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time. It focuses on the little blue tang, Dory – whom audiences first fell in love with in “Finding Nemo”.

“She was apologizing still for her shortcoming that she thought she had for her short-term memory loss and she could easily forget Marlin and Nemo and not find them again”.

The movie is awash with visual gags, from Hank’s camouflaging ways to the good ol’ hitting-your-head-on-the-wall gag. Hank is the most crucial new character to the story and Bailey was my favorite by the time it was all said and done, but a pair of sea lions voiced by Idris Elba and Dominic West inspire the movie’s biggest laugh-out-loud moments. I know you’re just dying to find out!

Buoyed by affection for 2003’s “Finding Nemo”, the long-awaited sequel also will likely deliver Pixar’s biggest opening weekend, surpassing 2010’s “Toy Story 3”, which earned $110 million.


Dory, the lovable, absent-minded fish from “Finding Nemo” is back. After a while, the novelty of repetition (ironical, no?) wears off and you have to kinda ask why so many scenes needed to be loopy/ go around in circles.

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