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Finding Dory written and directed by Andrew Stanton (2016)

Pixar has done it again, matching the magic of Finding Nemo, by focusing it’s sequel on Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) Nemo’s funniest character the short term memory defficient clown fish. This film is funny and enjoyable with a bunch of lovable new characters. Well worth seeing and easily on of the best animated films of the year.

 

Dory lost her parents as a child due to her short term memory issues, and ended up with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence). She starts to remember her family and recruits Marlin and Nemo, but Marlin is mean to her and she runs off on her own. Dory is picked up by humans at an aquarium and rescue center, and put in quarantine, but with a tag to be sent to Cleveland Aquarium. A seven legged octopus named Hank (Ed O’Neil) wants the tag as he doesn’t want to go back to the ocean, and agrees to help her find her parents.

REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS…

 

Dory meets her childhood friend Destiny (Kaitlin Olsen) a moslty blind whale shark and Bailey (Ty Burrell) a beluga who has forgotten how to echolocate. And they help her to get into her old exhibit, but once there she finds out that her whole species is being moved to Cleveland and is in quarantine.

 

Meanwhile Marlin and Nemo are trying to rescue Dory, and they get help from 2 sea lions named Fluke (Idris Elba) and Rudder (Dominic West) and a crazy bird named Becky. And they eventually find Dory.

 

Dory, Marlin and Nemo gets to quarantine, but learns that her parents had gone to quarantine ages ago to try and find her, but were never seen again. Hank saves Dory, but Marlin and Nemo are on the truck headed to Cleveland. Dory ends up going down the drain, and ends up in the ocean, and finds her parents, but can’t stay without helping her friends who are also family.

 

Dory gets Destiny and Bailey to help and Dory and Hank get to the truck and steal it, and drive it into the ocean, saving the animals. And they all go to the Ocean together.

****

So cute, with such great artwork!

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