That's right. Dory in a nutshell. The Blue Tang with its relentless STML (Short Term Memory Loss) disability. Nemo's reliably unreliable forgetful friend. However, she possesses a big heart and big enough to make up for her usually erratic misgivings. A positive quality of hers that overcame her sometimes annoying flaw. Her wackiness is so cute and so impressionably adorable that Dory swam into our hearts in full speed and stayed there.
|Lindsey Collins, Finding Dory Producer at Disney Social Media Moms Conference|
Photo: Preston Mack/Disney
Finding the Real Dory
During the DisneySMMC session, Lindsey Collins, Finding Dory movie producer (also produced WALL-E 2008), came to speak about the new movie and "baited" us with a 30-minute sneak peek, which surprisingly, got us all hooked and left us all clamoring for more at the end of it. That simply tells you this movie is a good catch!
Now we all know that Dory's prominent trait is forgetfulness, and that she almost immediately forgets everything. However, do we really know who Dory is? Where she came from? What makes Dory, Dory? If memory serves me right, Dory just seem to appear from nowhere, bumped into Marlin, Nemo's father, and that was it. They both embarked on a quest together to find Nemo. End of Story for Dory.
The truth is, we knew nothing about this famous Blue Tang except that she suffers with STML. She has become a permanent household fixture that Andrew Stanton, movie director, felt that this heroine need her real story be told and finally unravel the mystery surrounding her true identity for good. Finding Dory is going to do just that. 13 years after. There will be fun surprises to be had and exciting adventures to follow along.
I'll keep mum and not give out fish spoilers. I was sworn to shark-tight secrecy. Though it's really hard to do that when you're bursting with excitement at this upcoming movie. However, one thing that was revealed is that Dory, in one of its rarest occurrence, remembered her Mom and Dad - yes, clueless humans - She too have a family!
But where are they? - make sure to watch the trailer for a little sneak peek to the backstory.
New Movie. New Characters
Some oldies you know will make a comeback and as expected, new characters will also be introduced. You'll meet Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI (Marine Life Institute), Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.
Finding Dory will swim in theaters in June 17.
Fun family "Finding Dory" activity sheets while you wait: Hey, they're free! Take it! Take it! Click on links to download pdf versions.
- Memory match - 7 pages
- Connect the dots - 5 pages
- Coloring pages - 5 pages
- Character mobile - 8 pages
- Weekly Calendar - 2 pages
Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement. Neither did Disney World through Disney Social Media Moms Conference, where I'm an attendee, asked me to endorse this movie. It is simply pretty darn good to not to share it to my readers. The 30-minute preview was part of the conference session presentations. Additional materials are courtesy of Disney Pixar Press Kit. All opinions are mine unless otherwise stated.