10 Fun Facts about Finding Dory


Pixar’s new film, Finding Dory, starring Ellen Degeneres as the cute blue fish with short term memory loss, premiered in theatres this past weekend. Finding Dory brought in $136.2m on its opening weekend which broke the record for the most successful launch of an animated film in U.S. box office history. To celebrate this new film we have put together a list of 10 fun facts of about Finding Dory.

  1. Dory is the first role ever written for Ellen Degeneres.
  2. Dory’s memory problems are in reference to the fact that fish only have a three second memory.
  3. Dory’s Facebook page has the most likes of any Disney character (25,118,559 at the time of publishing).
  4. Dory found a home with Marlin and Nemo, who welcomed her into their family with open arms. Filmmakers studied the psychology of adoption to fully understand how Dory would feel to be a part of an adopted family.
  5. Alexander Gould, who originally was the voice of Nemo in Finding Nemo, is now 22, so filmmakers had to recast the character. They chose 12-year-old Hayden Rolence to voice the fish in Finding Dory.
  6. The idea for the film, Finding Dory, came about when director, Stanton, first saw Finding Nemo in 2010. Stanton did not know if Dory could ever find Marlin and Nemo after getting lost, so he knew he had to create another story about this character.
  7. Several members of the crew, including the director, visited Monterey Bay Aquarium to study and get inspiration for the film.
  8. The storyboarding process for Finding Dory lasted for three and a half years.
  9. The movie takes place only a year after Finding Nemo, so you will not see much of today’s world being portrayed.
  10. The director downplayed the role of humans so the film would focus mostly on Dory. He did this by making the humans silhouettes and using other techniques.