Article Title

Finding Dory


Carlie Smith


Excellent, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Intermediate, Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane, Disney, Pixar, Finding Nemo, Fish, Ocean, Family, Animated

Document Type

Movie Review


One year after rescuing Nemo, Dory starts to have memories about the family she lost. She persuades Marlin and Nemo to accompany her back to the Jewel of Morro Bay, California to find her parents. Once arriving at the Marine Life Institute (a version of Seaworld) she gets split up from her companions and placed in quarantine for sick fish. She meets Hank, the octopus with seven legs, who agrees to help her search. They journey across the park and Dory reunites with some of her old friends. Plagued by worries her parents won’t love her because she remembers it was she who lost them, Dory refuses to be paralyzed by her fears. She uses her unique skills, personality, and fragmented memories to locate the parents who actually have been waiting and loving her for many years. Friends old and new work with Dory to release other marine life back into the wild. All return home to restart their life as a family and form new, happy memories.