Have you been to the theater yet to see Disney – Pixar’s Finding Dory ? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? I’m pretty sure I don’t need to tell ANYONE who Dory is. If you’re not sure, then you probably live in a cave somewhere and simply need to come out now and ask someone – ANYONE – about who Dory is.

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Dory is the iconic little memory-challenged blue fish friend of everyone’s favorite Clown fish Nemo. Dory is voiced by the incredibly talented Ellen DeGeneres who inspired and motivated audiences everywhere with the motto “Just Keep Swimming”.

Ellen DeGeneres

Finding Dory’s Theme – Family

One of the key themes of the “Finding Dory” movie is FAMILY. “We learn when we first meet Dory that she can’t remember where she’s from,” says Director Stanton. When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, she recruits Marlin and Nemo for a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute (MLI), a rehabilitation center and aquarium.

Marlin and Nemo

Intrigued?? Well, the movie is in theatres now and I’m not going to give anymore of it away here except to say, see it – you’ll LOVE it!

What I would like to do here, in this post, is give you access to some fun “Finding Dory” movie facts, some fabulous “Finding Dory” Kid’s Activity sheets, a “Finding Dory” pool party planning packet, “Finding Dory” party recipes and even access to an Educator activity resource guide for any of you teachers out there that might want to use this guide in your classrooms.

Finding Dory Fun Facts

First, a couple of Fun Facts for the movie buffs out there:

  • 289,240,840 key animation frames were created for the film. A key animation frame defines pivotal points of motion in a sequence.
  • 25,118,559 likes on Facebook for Dory (the most of any Disney or Pixar character).
  • 103,639 total storyboards were delivered to editorial (49,651 were delivered for “Toy Story 3”).
  • 26,705 individual pieces of coral were placed in six sets by the sets dressing team.
  • 16,091 fish are swimming in the Open Ocean exhibit at the Marine Life Institute.
  • 11,041 rigging prims were created just for Hank’s simulation (the average character requires around 20). 5,000 stingrays take part in the stingray migration.
  • 1,108 fish are in quarantine at the Marine Life Institute.
  • 746 visitors are hanging out at the Marine Life Institute.
  • 350 suckers are found on Hank: 50 suckers on each of his seven arms.

Finding Dory's Hank

  • 319 tendrils were added to each sea anemone in the ocean.
  • 18 weeks were required of the team of technical directors who were responsible for building and articulating Hank.
  • 83 employees of the Marine Life Institute appear in the film.
  • 51 minutes of the film include crowds characters (which is more than double that of an average Pixar film).

Finding Dory Goodies

Okay, ready for some goodies?? Well, I’ve uploaded a bunch of treats from the wonderful people at Disney•Pixar for you to enjoy. If you have any problems with the following link, please let me know.

Finding Dory Fun Sheets, Kids Activities, Recipes, Educator Packets, etc.

Please let me know what you think of the movie too!!

Next set of Disney goodies coming soon for….you guessed it – “The BFG”! Check back next week for a movie review on “The BFG” and more goodies to download for you and your kids!

Happy Friday Everyone!!


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