PIXAR’s Finding Dory is More Than Just a Sequel

Finding_DoryBy Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Spoiler Alert

Everyone’s beloved but yet forgetful Regal Blue Tang, Dory (wonderously voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), from Finding Nemo has her own sad story and although it took more than a decade to arrive, the wait is well worth it! Watching PIXAR’s Finding Dory makes me believe she has attention deficit disorder, and this movie offers to an older crowd a very good job of showing how we all need to have empathy and patience towards those who have conditions. To see Dory sometimes ignored by other fish in her need for answers is deplorable. Children may not necessarily understand it, but this film is a good start to impart good life lessons to young minds.

Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) are Dory’s friends and they accept her for who she is. When she needs assistance, they are always there for her. Unlike other fish of her sub-species, which I see in her parent’s behaviour, she is the only one who is very absent-minded. During her moments of recall, Jenny (Diane Keaton) and Charlie (Eugene Levy) teach her a few techniques to sharpen her long term memory should they ever get separated.

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