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Finding Dory Movie Review and Hidden Gems!
Finding Dory movie is going to be one of those Disney movies that we watch at least 100 times like Finding Nemo and Zootopia. I don’t mind watching it that much because I love the movies too.
Dory has a short term memory loss but does remember things from long ago. One of things that Dory says brought back memories for me. Whenever we would go to the beach, my mother would always tell me to watch out for the under toe. Dory’s mom tells her that all the time and also tells her that if she ever gets lost…follow the shells and it will take her home.
Unfortunately, Dory does get lost and spends her life searching for her parents. She meets up with Nemo and his dad and they help her search as well. But, she comes along a school of fish just like her and they tell her that her parents are gone. (of course, I cried!)
She meets up with a couple more friends and comes up on some shells. She remembers that her parents told her to follow the shells. So she does. Want to know how it ends? I guess you are going to have to pick up the DVD available on Blu-ray 3D , Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand Today!
I also want to mention about the hidden gems that you can find in Disney movies. This one is no different but for some reason, I always get so engrossed in the movie that I forget all about them.
Here are a few to watch for the next time you watch the Finding Dory movie:
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.
Pick up the Finding Dory movie today and drop it in someone’s stocking this Christmas.