It’s been thirteen years but the fish that taught us to just keep swimming is back on the big screen. Ellen DeGeneres returns as the voice of forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, as she, Marlin, and Nemo embark on their next adventure.
The cuteness of baby Dory is outweighed only by the heartbreak of realizing how her short term memory loss has effected her all her life. Despite having loving parents who doted on her and protected her as best they could, little Dory gets separated from them. Jumping forward to where life has brought her now, Dory has a little home of her own next door to Marlin and Nemo. Both clown fish do their best to help their forgetful friend as she becomes accustomed to life on the reef.
It’s interesting how Dory’s forgetful nature, used as such a comedic thing in Finding Nemo, is portrayed differently in the sequel. They really strive to show how it affects Dory’s life and those around her, while still showing that Dory never let it stop her from living.
With wonderful animation, full of colour, plenty of characters form the original movie, and even more new friends, Finding Dory is a great school holidays movie. So if you’ve been waiting years for the sequel to Nemo, or if this is totally new to you, check it out.