Emotional. Smart. Funny.
Yes, It Is FINDING DORY
A long wait is over. FINDING DORY opened in theaters near you to showcase you an ocean of feelings, emotions, strong principles for life and living, and true friendships. What this movie means to me may be different to you. Yet what this new Disney classic is out there to say is that you are not alone in this big world. Your roots and where you are coming from DO MATTER. YOU MATTER.
Explore Fun Characters With Dory
DORY is a bright blue tang with a sunny personality. She suffers from short-term memory loss, which normally doesn’t upset her upbeat attitude – until she realizes she’s forgotten something big: her family. Of course, she’s found a new family in Marlin and Nemo, but she’s haunted by the belief that someone out there is looking for her.
Ellen DeGeneres was called on to provide her iconic voice to the lauded character for Dory’s return to the big screen – something DeGeneres often imagined on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“I was campaigning for a sequel to ‘Finding Nemo’ for 13 years,” says the comedian and talk show host, “but I never imagined it would be ‘Finding Dory.’ So that was the real surprise when I finally got the call.”
HANK is an octopus. Actually, he’s a “septopus”: he lost a tentacle — along with his sense of humor — somewhere along the way. But Hank is just as competent as his eightarmed peers. An accomplished escape artist with camouflaging capabilities to boot, Hank is the first to greet Dory when she finds herself in the Marine Life Institute.
But make no mistake: he’s not looking for a friend. Hank is after one thing: a ticket on a transport truck to a cozy Cleveland facility, where he’ll be able to enjoy a peaceful life of solitude.
“They need each other,” says Ed O’Neill, who voices the cranky character.
“Hank never thought he could make friends, but he’s slowly drawn in by Dory’s charm. Through a lot of adventure, danger and fear, they bond. They become friends through their experiences.”
Ed O’Neill, who voiced a character in Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” says the key is having an open mind.
“There isn’t really a way to prepare for animation,” he says. “I did do one thing: I Googled ‘mimic octopus’ and found this creature I didn’t even know existed. There are several different types of octopus, I learned. The one I’m playing is a shapeshifter. It’s crazy.”
Share Love for DORY – Download Dates FREE Weekly Calendar
Download this Finding Dory calendar to print and use it with your kids this summer. I promise your children will be excited to pencil down their activities and chores into this beautiful calendar. There are 2 versions of weekly calendar in the set!
Smart Octopus Hank Will INSPIRE
And SURPRISE you With His Creativity
Hank the Octopus is one of my favorite characters in Disney’s FINDING DORY! The clever remarks and observations he makes in each situation take a lot of work on the part of Disney story writing team! The bonuses in Blu-ray dvd collection is remarkable. If you are a huge Disney fan, definitely watch it!
Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Stencils and Craft Ideas
Each Halloween, our kids love bringing their favorite characters to life. They want to dress up like their favorite character. Children want to bake cookies with their beloved characters on them. Disney is a super cool place to draw the best ideas from for costumes and decorations. Head over here to download FREE amazing templates, patterns, craft ideas for your FINDING DORY Halloween celebration! Like this glowing luminary bag? It is so easy to make! All printables are at your fingertips!
DESTINY may be a clumsy swimmer, but she has a big heart. She has a big everything, actually — whale sharks are the biggest fish in the sea. Destiny resides in the Marine Life Institute, where one day an oddly familiar blue tang named Dory falls into her pool. Destiny is admittedly embarrassed by her obvious lack of grace, a product of poor eyesight, but Dory thinks she swims beautifully. And Dory is delighted to learn that her supersized friend speaks whale, too.
“The secret to speaking whale is making the words as long and ridiculous as possible,” says Kaitlin Olson, who provides the voice of Destiny. “That’s how all whales talk, right?”
Every Character in FINDING DORY Is Unique And So Colorful!
BAILEY is the Marine Life Institute’s resident beluga whale, who is convinced his echolocation is on the fritz. The good news is that doctors at the MLI can’t seem to find anything wrong with him. Bailey’s flair for the dramatic never ceases to push his neighbor’s buttons: whale shark Destiny can’t seem to get through to him, no matter how hard she tries. Maybe he’ll listen to new friend Dory, who seems to be full of crazy ideas.
Beluga whales are known for their echolocation skills, which is like biological sonar. At the MLI, it’s known as the world’s most powerful pair of glasses.
“That makes Bailey the perfect counterpart to Destiny, whose eyesight is not so good,” says producer Lindsey Collins. “They complement each other perfectly — though they might not admit that.” Ty Burrell was called on to voice Bailey.
“Ty proved himself as the goofy nerd in ‘Modern Family,’” says director Andrew Stanton. “He plays a variation of that as Bailey, who’s a little nerdy and a little opinionated. He’s very dynamic, jumping from skeptical to annoying to loving — with no in-betweens. And Ty really captures that. I don’t think I’ve met an actor that has more natural comedic-timing instincts than him. He’s really got a gift.”
FLUKE and RUDDER are a pair of lazy sea lions who were rehabilitated at the Marine Life Institute. Marlin and Nemo find them snoozing on a warm — and highly coveted — rock just outside the center. These sea lions really enjoy their down time and would rather not be bothered mid-nap — but their bark is far worse than their bite.
“They come from this unruly gang of ‘dogs of the ocean’ where they’re kind of scrappy,” says director Andrew Stanton. “We pushed the visual contrast of these characters to retain their uniqueness,” says production designer Steve Pilcher.
“Fluke is quite dark in color, heavy and large, and Rudder is the opposite — lighter in color, slimmer and smaller.” Idris Elba and Dominic West voice Fluke and Rudder.
“They’re incredibly impressive and talented actors that could carry ‘Hamlet,’ let alone playing weird, lazy sea lions,” says Stanton. “Their first session together was a little bit of a reunion from their days on ‘The Wire.’ It was fun to watch.”
More Easy Crafts from FINDING DORY
These cool Halloween treat bags can be used beyond Halloween! Each bag can be filled with your teacher’s favorite things and gifted to her or him. Or may be your child would like to be creative and take her handmade gift bag to a friend’s Birthday party! Your options are many. But this amazing easy craft idea is brilliant! You can find all printable materials in this post.