I received the opportunity of pre-screening Disney Pixar’s: Finding Dory in 3D with a guest in exchange for this review. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.
Who is excited about Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory? I was so ecstatic to be able to review this with one of my daughters. Let’s just say it’s never fun picking or choosing who gets to go, but I think I have a system in place. Whoever went to the last one gets to go next and so forth and so forth or depending on age appropriateness, etc. 😉 Sometimes I luck out and get to bring all three girls, but that has only happened twice due to limited seating for press, bloggers, etc.
Lyssa, (age 9), came with me to review this one. She was beyond excited. Here is a summary of what “Finding Dory” is about:
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his echolocation skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex innerworkings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family. Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”), co-directed by Angus MacLane (“Toy Story OF TERROR!”), and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016. For more information, like them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/PixarFindingDory, and follow us on Twitter, https://twitter.com/findingdory and Instagram, https://instagram.com/DisneyPixar. (DISNEY/PIXAR) This film is rated PG.
Before the movie started, we got to enjoy a classic Disney Pixar movie short. This one is called Piper. It’s about an absolutely darling baby seagull learning how to find food and overcoming obstacles to get there with the help of its momma. It’s absolutely perfect. Get ready to get your “awwwwws” and “ohhhhhhs” on. The graphics in this I think may be the best yet for Disney Pixar shorts. You will just have to wait and see for yourself. My Lyssa couldn’t get enough of this one. 😉
Let me just say that Finding Dory was absolutely awesome and everything you would expect and more! As you may have read in the summary above Dory struggles to remember her family. It takes you to the beginning when she was a baby….okay, I will pause there for a moment. Baby Dory is absolutely darling and adorable and all sorts of cuteness wrapped in one. Baby Dory’s voice will cause you to melt right there in your seat….FYI. Just a little cuteness overload alert there! 😉 Anyways, the story takes you back to where and how Dory becomes lost in the first place. It then rolls back to the future and recaps a scene in finding Nemo and then takes you to present day. You will see some familiar characters along the way and meet new and lovable ones as well. I don’t want to spoil too much as you have got to just go and see it for yourself.
Overall, I agree that the movie should be PG. I think the movie is great for ages 4 and up. There are a couple of (not-too-intense scenes) which may scare a little one, but no one knows your child better than you do!
Here is what my 9 year old has to say about the movie:
“I really liked it! My favorite character in the movie is “Baby Dory” because she is really cute and her voice is mousy. I liked it when grown up Dory says: “I like sand, sand is squishy.” ~Lyssa
Don’t forget to sit a little longer past the credits….there is something extra at the end you don’t want to miss. 😉
Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory opens in theatres today, June 17th! And if you can swing it, you’ve got to see it in 3D. The graphics are amazing!
*Images courtesy of Walt Disney Media.