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When Finding Nemo came out 13 years ago (has it been that long?), it wasn’t the title character that stole the show. It was the forgetful little blue tang, Dory, that stole our hearts. And now she has her own movie called Finding Dory. Thanks to Dory, we will never forget 42 Wallaby Way, Sidney, Australia.
The characters in Finding Dory are all of us in one form or another. They don’t have super powers. They aren’t perfect. In fact, they all have a disability (physical or mental) of some sort, yet they find a way to overcome what gets in their way despite their perceived limitations. On the surface, Finding Dory is about a little blue fish trying to find her family. What the movie is really is about is perseverance, positivity and accepting differences in one another – life lessons for kids and adults alike.
It has been a mantra for a generation whenever life gets tough. Dory remembers (shocking!!) where she learned her most famous little tune from, and it will be stuck in your head for days. Again. Thanks Disney.
Things always seem to work out for Dory. So, next time you find yourself stuck and you don’t know what to do, just ask, “What would Dory Do?”.
Life has a way of leading us to where we need to be. Sometimes, you just have to “follow the shells” to get there.
When it looks like all hope is lost, look for another way.
Learn from my mistake, don’t leave when the credits roll. Ever.
More about Finding Dory, in theaters now:
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 Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). 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 biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.
Did you see Finding Dory this weekend? What life lessons did you take away?