Thirteen years after Finding Nemo, I was looking forward to watching Finding Dory and I was not disappointed. In Finding Dory, we get to see Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres)'s backstory. As a young fish, she lives happily with her loving & understanding mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy). But her short term memory loss has always been a challenge throughout her life. Forgetfulness can be frustrating and frightening. She gets separated from her parents and grows up without them. All of a sudden while living in the coral reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence), Dory remembers that she has a family and is determined to go find them. Dory, Marlin, and Nemo journey across the ocean to California's Marine Life Institute (MLI), a rehabilitation center and aquarium. Some people may miss the fish tank gang from Finding Nemo. Well, you will enjoy meeting the new interesting characters at MLI: Hank the Octopus (voice of Ed O'Neill), Destiny the Whale Shark (voice of Kaitlin Olson), and Bailey the Beluga Whale (voice of Ty Burrell). Finding Dory is a fun, inspiring, & heart-warming film. Parents with a special needs kid will be able to relate. It's a beautiful story about family, friendship, parenting, unconditional love, encouragement, memories, struggles, strengths, hope, and perseverance. Awesome animation! Lots of laugh-out-loud moments! Check out the unforgettable adventure of this funny, friendly, forgetful fish!
~Special thanks to Allied Integrated Marketing for the opportunity to attend an advance screening of Finding Dory in 3D for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.