Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory is out on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA), Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand available November 15, 2016 – just in time to stuff those stockings or to plan your family movie night parties while the children are on winter break from school.
Finding Dory on Blu-Ray Combo Pack
Finding Dory picks back up where Finding Nemo left off. Dory starts having memories of her parents and where she lived before we knew her as the fearless sidekick in Finding Nemo. Together, Nemo, Marlin and Dory set off on another awesome aquatic adventure to find Dory’s family. Along the way Dory meets some new friends as well as others who remembered her when she was just a little fish in a big “pond.”
Pick up the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack and enjoy these special features: All-New Mini Short: “Marine Life Interviews” — MLI residents remember our favorite blue tang|”Piper” Short Film — A sandpiper hatchling digs for food in the sand and encounters scary waves|Animation & Acting — A look at the art of creating a deep and profound connection between an audience and a fish|The Octopus That Nearly Broke Pixar — Unravel the challenges and rewards of bringing to life Pixar’s crankiest, most technically challenging character ever|Deep In The Kelp — See how far the crew went to make Dory’s world believable|Casual Carpool — Go along for the ride as Writer/Director Andrew Stanton drives the cast to work|What Were We Talking About? — Showcases the complex routes Dory’s story took|Creature Features — The cast share cool facts about the animals they play in the film|Skating & Sketching With Jason Deamer|Dory’s Theme|Rough Day On The Reef|FINDING NEMO As Told By Emoji|Deleted Scenes|Living Aquariums|Fish Schticks|Commentary
Ellen DeGeneres – Dory
Albert Brooks – Marlin
Hayden Rolence – Nemo
Bob Peterson – Mr. Ray
Andrew Stanton and Bennett Dammann – Crush and Squirt, the sea turtles.
Ed O’Neill – Hank the “septopus”
Katlin Olson – Destiny, the whale shark
Ty Burrell – Bailey, the beluga whale
Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy – Jenny and Charlie, Dory’s Parents
Idris Elba and Dominic West – Fluke and Rudder, a pair of sea lions
Torbin Bullock – Becky, a loon
Bill Hader and Kate McKinnon – an unidentified cameo as a fish couple
Of course you are going to see your favorite Finding Nemo characters reappear in Finding Dory, but there are also some fun new friends to get to know. One of our favorite new characters was the Octopus Hank. Hank’s our hero of the story, though you may not think so at first!
Hank by the numbers
LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN – When designers were working on Hank, the cantankerous octopus in “Finding Dory,” they created tapered tentacles for the cephalopod. The tentacles were modeled separately from the body, but when they tried to attach them, only seven would fit. Filmmakers later decided that it made sense that Hank would have an affliction, so they worked it into the script.
350 suckers are found on Hank: 50 suckers on each of his seven arms.
11,041 rigging prims were created just for Hank’s simulation (the average character requires around 20).
118 weeks were required of the team of technical directors who were responsible for building and articulating Hank.
22 weeks were spent shading Hank to give him extra texture and color, as well as making it possible for him to camouflage himself. (An average character takes less than eight weeks.)
One of the things the girls and I like to do while watching our Disney movies is to look for the hidden “Easter Eggs” within a movie. These hidden gems appear in Disney movies and have special meanings behind them. Here’s some fun ones from Finding Dory.
NOSTALGIC WHEELS – The truck that is featured late in the movie features a logo from the 1986 short “Luxo, Jr.” produced by Pixar and directed by John Lasseter. The short’s success helped launch the studio, and the image of the desk lamp appears in Pixar’s iconic logo today.
The license plate on the truck sports A113, which is reminiscent of the CalArts classroom for first-year graphic design and character animation where many of the artists and animators at Pixar began to build their craft.
Sets Art Director Don Shank’s name can be seen in the truck’s grill.
TAG IT – The tags donned by the lazy sea lions snoozing outside the Marine Life Institute together bear the iconic A113. While Rudder’s tag reads A1, Fluke’s says 13.
FIELD TRIP – Riley from 2015’s “Inside Out” appears in a group of kids touring the Marine Life Institute. She is clearly featured in a frame with Dory.
MAP IT – The registration number for the zodiac boat that picks up Dory in the bay outside the Marine Life Institute is PA1200, which represents Pixar’s address: 1200 Park Avenue.
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Haven’t seen it yet? Here’s a fun sneak peek from the movie for you to enjoy!