Finding Dory: An Analysis Of Disney's Finding Nemo

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Thirteen years ago, Disney’s Finding Nemo swam into the minds and hearts of millions of moviegoers across the globe. The film featured a tiny, lovable Clownfish, surrounded by cast of endearing friends and family, that was ripped from his home - leading to one of the most inspiring and beloved adventures of a generation.

Now, it’s one of Nemo’s friends, Dory, that’s in need of “finding” - as one of the summer’s (and year’s) most highly anticipated movies brings back everyone’s favorite sea dwellers...

In Disney’s animated sequel/spin-off, Finding Dory, written and directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E), Ellen DeGeneres reprises her role as the voice of Dory, a Pacific regal blue tang that suffers from short term memory loss.
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Don’t get me wrong, Nemo’s story was a commendable coming-of-age tale that plenty of youngsters can relate to, yet Dory’s story is significantly more adventurous for a wider viewing audience. That’s my way of saying Finding Dory is far more pleasing for adults than Finding Nemo.

By comparison, the supporting cast in Finding Dory is also superior - led by Modern Family and Married With Children star, Ed O’Neil as Hank the octopus. Hank is to Dory what Dory was to Nemo in the previous film - that being a heavily featured supporting character with steady growth, expanding likability, and even the potential to carry a solo film (although I don’t know if that’s necessarily the direction this franchise will want to go in).

Outside of O’Neil’s Hank, a diverse group of ocean-based residents, many of which are sheltered in the story-centric aquarium release center, are heavily featured, as well - including one of Dory’s old friends (whom she forgot, but eventually remembers), Destiny. Sight, or a lack thereof, provides plenty of humorous moments courtesy of Destiny, and her tank neighbor, Bailey, both of whom can’t help bump into

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