After 10 years we finally find Dory swimming into her own movie. Finding Dory is an adorable Pixar film that makes people laugh, smile, cry, and just feel warm and happy inside. Ellen DeGeneres keeps swimming as Dory in the new Pixar film and does not disappoint. She is joined by new and old faces; Nemo (Hayden Rolence), Marlin (Albert Brooks), Crush (Andrew Stanton), Hank (Ed O’Neill), Destiny (Kaitlin Olson), Bailey (Ty Burrell), Jenny (Diane Keaton), Charlie (Eugene Levy), Fluke (Idris Elba), Rudder (Dominic West) and Mr. Ray (Bob Peterson). The movie opens with the new Pixar short, Piper; which is about a new baby piping plover named Piper. Piper is having difficulties learning the ropes of getting food on his own. Rather, he is accustomed to having his mom get the food for him. Sadly, the real world is kicking in, making it necessary for Piper to learn how to fend for himself, which means confronting his great fear of going near the big bad ocean. The short film relates to everyone in so many ways. It relates to college students in that they need to figure out how to feed themselves. It relates to parents because they teach their children how to cook and feed themselves, for living in the real world. Lastly, it relates to children, because it can be terrifying to learn how to cook and feed themselves. (This is coming from a college student)! When they get to college they realize it is not so bad and it can be fun, which is the message in the movie short, Piper. After the cute short film concludes, Finding Dory begins. There is a prequel opening, where we find Dory as a baby living with her parents, showing how they were as a family. We see how Dory gets herself lost and how she meets Marlin, which is where Finding Nemo begins. Following the opening, the movie continues in current time, being one year after Nemo is found. Dory is taken on a journey where everything she encounters helps her get some of her memory back. This in turn helps her in her mission of finding her parents. The movie is full of memories from Finding Nemo, yet still has its own unique movie scenes. We meet new friends of Dory as well. Destiny (Kaitlin Olson) is a whale shark who is a childhood friend of Dory. We meet Bailey (Ty Burrell) who is a beluga whale, a friend of Destiny. We meet a sly octopus named Hank (Ed O’Neil) who is helpful to Dory along her journey. We are introduced to two lazy sea lions, Fluke (Idris Elba) and Rudder (Dominic West) as well.
Overall it is a perfect movie to take the whole family to see. It has comedic lines, which Ellen DeGeneres is always great for. It has emotional scenes that connect with everyone for different reasons. It really makes you feel warm and happy inside, which Pixar always accomplishes in its movies. Finding Dory is easily among the best Pixar movies ever made. Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17th 2016. Will you swim with Dory?