Finding Dory [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2016]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5222 out of 5299)

    Special Features


    • All-New Mini Short: Marine Life Interviews
    • Animation & Acting - A look at the art of creating a deep and profound connection between an audience and a fish
    • Deep In The Kelp - See how far the crew went to make Dory's world believable
    • Deleted Scenes
    • MLl residents remember our favorite blue tang
    • Piper Short Film - A sandpiper hatchling digs for food in the sand and encounters scary waves
    • The Octopus That Nearly Broke Pixar
    • Unravel the challenges and rewards of bringing to life Pixar's crankiest, most technically challenging characters ever

    Synopsis


    Finding Dory
    In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. With the help of young clown fish Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home. Co-directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane, Finding Dory also features the voice talents of Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Bill Hader, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Sigourney Weaver. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ellen DeGeneres
      Ellen DeGeneres - Dory
    • Albert Brooks
      Albert Brooks - Marlin
    • Ed O'Neill
      Ed O'Neill - Hank
    • Kaitlin Olson
      Kaitlin Olson - Destiny
    • Ty Burrell
      Ty Burrell - Bailey



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Another Pixar Success

      Posted
      kidsfirstmedia

      It has been 13 years since easily the greatest animated film came out. Now, the very hyped up sequel has been released. Finding Dory brings back the fantastic characters, amazing jokes and the fun story with important morals. This movie, much like Finding Nemo is an adventurous comedy, but that isn’t all that this film has to offer. It also has a good amount of child-friendly action. On top of that, the movie features many important morals that teach kids lots of good lessons. Mind-blowing animation by Pixar also impresses the audience. Finding Dory follows one year after the events of Finding Nemo. Nemo, (Hayden Rolence), Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) are all back in the coral reef, living happily. However, everything changes when Dory gets a memory about her past and her family. They all then go on a quest to the far away coast of California to find Dory’s parents. On the search for her parents they meet new friends and see old friends. Many events lead up to one main event. Do they find Dory’s parents or not? If you want to find out, you have to watch the film. As much as I enjoyed this sequel, I was disappointed as it felt like Finding Dory made some of the same mistakes that Star Wars: The Force Awakens made. Both were massively hyped films to continue a successful franchise. Both movies seemed to repeat a lot of the story line from the previous film. The events in Finding Dory are almost exactly like the events of Finding Nemo. This makes it very boring and quite predictable for people who saw the first film. On top of that, Finding Nemo is a fantasy but is done much more true to science. Some of the moments in Finding Dory feel forced even for a fairy tale. On top of that, the jokes in Finding Dory are somewhat repetitive, lack originality and, only a few times, are actually funny. What is especially enjoyable are the scenes with Ty Burrell's voicing the Beluga character. The first film was a complete success in its comedy. You could see Finding Nemo twenty times and still laugh. With Finding Dory, I'm not sure someone would watch it multiple times. However, there is one thing I really adore about this film - the cast. Since it's been thirteen years after Finding Nemo, the quality of the voice acting was a big question. But after watching the film, I can say it feels like it was made directly after Finding Nemo in 2003. What is most impressive - Hayden Rolence who voices Nemo. Of course, since it’s been thirteen years, the actor who voiced Nemo can no longer do the same voice so they had to find a new kid. Hayden is stupendous in this role and I could not notice a difference between the two. My favorite scene is when they introduce my new favorite character, Hank (Ed O’Neill), an octopus. Hank finds Dory and agrees to take her to where they think her parents are in return for something that Hank needs. This scene is hilarious and the dialog between the octopus and Dory is delightful. Finding Dory is meant for kids and thus, has nothing parents should be worried about. Because of a few action scenes, I recommend it to ages 4 through 18. I give it 4 out of 5 stars because the story is so similar to the original and seems rushed and even a bit boring at times. But the voice acting and amazing animation by Pixar makes it all worth the wait. Reviewed by Gerry O., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Suck it, bipeds!"

      Posted
      DJCypress35
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      Directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E) and Angus McLane (Burn-E) from a screenplay by Stanton and Victoria Strouse (October Road), Finding Dory is a rarity among sequels - it's at least as good as its predecessor and it tells a story that's actually worth making a feature-length movie to tell it. It's sweetly sentimental and yet amazingly well written, a story where every detail has been thought through and serves a purpose in the telling of the story. Finding Dory begins what seems like a short time after the end of Finding Nemo. Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), the regal tang who suffers from short-term memory loss, now lives in the same aquatic community as clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his young son Nemo (this time voiced by Hayden Rolence). While helping (or at least trying to) Nemo's fish-school class, Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family, from whom she apparently became separated from when she was very, very young, younger even than Nemo. Realizing this, Dory becomes determined to find them, even though all she has to go on are a handful of hazy memories that she can barely hang on to. Concerned about her inability to remember things, Marlin and Nemo accompany Dory to make sure nothing happens to her. There is, of course, trouble along the way, but as in any Disney film, she ends up getting a lot of unexpected help from a variety of sources that most notably include a cantankerous octopus named Hank (Ed O'Neill) who's missing a tentacle, a near-sighted whale shark named Destiny (Kaitlin Olson) and an insecure beluga whale named Bailey (Ty Burrell) who's lost the ability to echo-locate. As you can probably guess, dealing with disabilities is a recurring theme in Finding Dory, reminding us in a number of subtle ways that just because someone can't do everything doesn't mean that they can't do anything. What particularly impressed me after the movie was done was how well written it was. Nothing is wasted and every detail that's introduced ends up mattering in some way, whether it's a current trait of Dory's that we discover ends up having roots in her past or something learned in an earlier scene ends up being used as the film hurtles towards its climax. It's all so neatly tied together and flows so seamlessly that you can tell that the writers put an enormous amount of time and care into the screen play to get everything just right. Another thing that came to me after the film was over was that the title - Finding Dory - is not what people initially think. It's not about Marlin and Nemo trying to find Dory this time around. It's about Dory trying to find herself - her family, her past, and all of the little things she's forgotten but which nonetheless shaped her into who and what she is. Highly, highly recommended for anyone who likes dazzling animation combined with memorable characters in an extremely well-written story.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exceptional movie

      Posted
      Mgsavage101

      Just like a lot of people out there, I assumed that Finding Dory was about Dory getting lost and that Nemo had to go out and find her. I thought that it was the same movie with a different protagonist, but when Dory went out to look for her family, despite her short term memory, I found myself relieved and excited for what was to come. The movie starts off with a heart wrenching explanation of what had happened to Dory. She got lost in the ocean and, due to her short term memory, forgot how to get back home and eventually forgot who she was looking for in the first place, her family. I realized the Instant the intro ended that Finding Dory was a movie worth watching. It turned out be full of plot twists, equipped with an emotional roller coaster, and a lesson on admiration respect, and the validation of resilience and perseverance. Dory’s resilience to find her family although she had a disability is breathtaking. Many would have given up, many would have felt useless for not being able to carry out a task efficiently, and many would not have handled the whole ordeal with the light heartedness that Dory did. Finding Dory, just like any other animated movie, has something to learn from, to take from, but the bravery, courage, and stubborn perseverance depicted in the movie sets it apart from other films . The movie was not about someone finding Dory, like I originally thought, but it's about her finding herself. Who she was, who she is, and who she loved. What surprised me was the fact that this movie is just as good as Finding Nemo, that it was written extremely well, and that it was captivating. Also, this movie can be watched from children as young as preschoolers and adults so the wide range in ages is perfect. I recommend this movie, it's one of the greatest films I have watched thus far. It is definitely, a hundred percent, worth the purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A solid follow up to one of the greatest animated

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      fez94
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      I really enjoyed this movie. I found it to be just as well made as the first one in terms of CGI quality and voice acting. I didn't think the story was as good as Finding Nemo. Finding Nemo was overall just a better adventure story with all the things Marlin and Dory had to go through to cross the ocean. In Finding Dory they have to cross the ocean again but this time they just do it. They have done the ocean crossing within the first 10 minutes of the movie. The rest of the adventure takes place in a single location. It's still very well done and highly entertaining. But Finding Nemo is one of those rare 6 star movies that is hard to equal. Finding Dory earns a 5 star rating. Just because it's not as good as one of the best animated movies of all time doesn't mean it's not still really good. Dory is the dominant character in this one as opposed to Finding Nemo where Nemo, Dory, and Marlin all shared screen time. In this on its 75% Dory. Hank The Octopus (voiced by Ed O'Neil) becomes the second major character. It's a cool character that shows a lot of growth from a selfish single minded mentality to someone who cares about others. I absolutely loved the message of Finding Dory, which was all about loyalty to friends and never giving up when they need your help. There is a lot about facing your fears and finding out what you're really capable of as well. I'm a huge fan of that whole message too. John Ratzenberger's character is REALLY subtle in this one. He's in every Pixar film. Sometimes he has a major role like in Cars. Sometimes he's a cameo. This time he's got a REALLY tiny cameo with an altered high pitched voice.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      DVDs Are Becoming Increasingly Barebones

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      JoeScar
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      And I'm sure this is because studios are really pushing for people to switch to Bluray instead, but Disney is perhaps one of the worst offenders when it comes to skimping on frills for DVDs anymore: while Disney movies (especially Pixar) are usually loaded and loaded with special features on DVD, the FINDING DORY DVD only had two: the PIPER short, and an audio commentary. The menus are lazy and had little effort put into them, and the cover art looks amateurish and Photoshoppy. It also doesn't help that you don't get an option for fullscreen (4:3) anymore, because widescreen (16:9) DVD presentations are almost always terribly compressed to the point where the movie looks like 360p YouTube videos. But, with that being said, the movie was nice - better than I anticipated for a sequel coming out over a decade after the original.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Finding The Exclusives

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      Mark
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      We usually get the BD/DVD of movies we take our daughter to in the theater, when we saw the Best Buy Exclusive Activity book, we decided this was the version we were going to get. Then it was a Deal of the Day for about half-price ($12.99) and I ordered it that morning. The movie itself is a typical Disney/Pixar story: generally good, with decent jokes for young and old alike. However Finding Dory's dark/sad moments felt a bit darker than previous Disney/Pixar movies. Our 3-1/2 year old wasn't a fan in the theater, that will probably change with repeated viewings at home.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Pixar's good ones

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      Dtmb
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      My family loves Pixar movies. Some are better than others, but this is really well done, especially for a Pre/Sequel. This is the complete package - even 3-D. It also comes in Blu-Ray without the 3-D for less. Also of course DVD only version for less still. So I include this so you don't accidentally overbuy. Of course, movies likes/dislikes are subjective, but I will add that I think you'll like it if you liked Finding Nemo. Many times, sequels don't measure-up, but I think this one does. The actual disk(s) played without incident in our Blu-Ray player & the 3-D effects were cool.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Family fun

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      Ranger
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      I'm not overly fond of sequels and have to note Monster University as one that really didn't hold up to the Pixar standard of excellence but as with the Toy Story additions Finding Dory does. It doesn't quite have as much fresh humor but through interesting characters such as the octopus (a Pixar note that this was the hardest character in the company's history to pull off and they did it well) and the action driven events, this is a hit and it even manages to tug the heart strings a bit too. It was truly enjoyable overall and worth having in my collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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