When I was 16 months old I saw my first movie in the theater, Finding Nemo. Since then it has always been a part of my life.
This weekend I got to see Disney Pixar’s newest animated feature, Finding Dory! I think it is fantastic sequel to Finding Nemo, despite my fear that it wouldn’t be! Finding Dory is filled with many great characters, some new and some old, and retains the same magical, nostalgic feel from the original.
Today, I am going to introduce you to some of the movie’s characters, and hopefully, it will excite you enough to go see Finding Dory for yourself!
Some of our returning friends are, Nemo, Marlin, Mr. Ray & his students, and a few others, too! This sequel takes place only one year after Finding Nemo, so not much about those characters has changed.
And then, of course, there is Dory! Prominently the star of this film, Dory is funny, caring, sweet and courageous. You just can’t help but root for her. She’s one of the most lovable, plucky Disney characters out there. Most of my favorite scenes included young Dory, who stole the movie in my opinion. She is shown in many adorable, heartbreaking flashbacks throughout the film. You will fall in love with her as soon as you lay eyes on her. Also included in flashbacks are Dory’s parents Jenny & Charlie played by Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. All of their scenes were so enjoyable to watch.
Gerald is a deranged sea lion who just wants his chance to hang out with Fluke & Rudder (Idris Elba & Dominic West), who are very territorial about their rock. He is only welcome when they need something from him, like his trusty bucket, but he will never rest at his attempts to lay on that rock! Gerald doesn’t get enough credit in my opinion, he’s one of the funniest parts of the whole movie.
Becky is the ever-so-under-appreciated common loon who helps out Nemo and Marlin on their crazy adventure. She is quite definitely a hot mess, always wild and disheveled looking. Most of the time she is not taken seriously, but she gets the job one. Maybe not in the most efficient or timely way… but the job will get done. I think we all can relate to Becky sometimes, and that’s why I love her.
Then there are Destiny and Bailey. Destiny (Katelyn Olsen) is a whale shark who can’t seem to swim well, due to the fact that her eyes are on either side of her head. She also is Dory’s old pipe pal! Bailey (Ty Burrell) is Destiny’s annoying neighbor the beluga whale who can’t use his echolocation. I love these two and their attempts to help Dory, despite both their obstacles.
And last, but definitely not least, we have Hank. He is an octopus on a mission to stay out of the ocean… a strange notion, yes, but nonetheless it is what he wants. Hank and Dory make a deal so they both can get what they are looking for. I think Hank (Ed O’Neill ) will be a lot of people’s new favorite Pixar character. The way he moves and can camouflage is so clever and his grumpy but lovable personality is genius. Expect great scenes with him and Dory.
Overall, I think that this is the perfect band of characters. Pixar did it right, folks! I love this movie and cannot wait to see it again!
Who’s your favorite character from Finding Dory? What scenes did you enjoy most? Tell me in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for joining me & have a magical day! – Ruby 8:)
**Remember to stay after the credits for an extra scene!**
(Photos from the author’s personal collection.)
Ruby is a fourteen year old Disney fan, and she credits her mom with starting her early love of Disney. In addition to her enthusiasm for Disney, Ruby enjoys singing, drawing, reading, listening to music and writing. She will be reviewing Disney-related topics that are of interest to younger Disney fans—and their parents and grandparents!