Finding Dory

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Year of Release: 2016

Genre: Animated

Related to/Remake of: Finding Nemo

Directed By: Andrew Stanton

Music By: Thomas Newman

Starring: Ellen DeGeneres (as Dory), Albert Brooks (as Marlin), Hayden Rolence (as Nemo), Ed O’Neill (as Hank), Kaitlin Olson (as Destiny), Ty Burrell (as Bailey), Eugene Levy (as Charlie), Diane Keaton (as Jenny), Idris Elba (as Fluke), and Dominic West (as Rudder)

Basic Plot: On a mission to reunite with her parents, Dory finds herself separated from Marlin and Nemo, and within the walls of a sea park.  With the help of a cranky octopus desperate to escape, Dory must overcome her short-term memory problems in order to get back to her family.

Rating (Out of 4): 3

Pros: Ed O’Neill steals the movie as Hank, the cranky camouflaging octopus.  All of the voice actors do great work, and the storyline is full of all of the fun and emotion of the original film.  Great animation and good screenwriting.

Cons: Some elements of the film feel overly familiar.