Director: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Writer: Andrew Stanton (original story by), Andrew Stanton (screenplay), Victoria Strouse (screenplay), Bob Peterson (additional screenplay material by), Angus MacLane (additional story material by)
Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson
Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Released: 17 Jun 2016
Synopsis: Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.
A five-year-old blue tang is practicing introducing herself with her parents, Charlie (voice of Eugene Levy) and Jenny (voice of Diane Keaton). “Hi, I’m Dory, and I have short-term remember-y loss.” They start a game of hide-and-seek with her, but as soon as she starts counting, she forgets about the game. Seeing the look on her parents’ faces, she says “Did I forget again?” Jenny tells her not to worry, and she asks what will happen if she forgets her parents. “Would you ever forget me?” Jenny says, “We will never forget you, Dory. And we know you’ll never forget us.” Weeks later, Dory was swimming in the ocean alone, asking other fish for help, but since she couldn’t remember anything, nobody could help her. “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming,” she sang to herself, and then fell asleep. Years later, Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres) is still lost and unable to remember her family. She sees a boat cruise by over her head, and a clownfish named Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) smacks into her.
After Dory and Marlin rescued his son, Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence), she stays with them at the Great Barrier Reef. They all swim up to Mr. Ray (voice of Bob Peterson), who is leading the class on a field trip. Dory volunteers to go along as an assistant, and Mr. Ray reluctantly agrees. He talks to the class about migration, and tells them that it’s about going home. One kid asks Dory where her home is. The word “home” triggers a flash of a memory in her mind, but she quickly loses it. Mr. Ray takes the class to the edge of the reef, and reminds them to be careful of the undertow.