Finding Dory Movie Premiere Review at the El Capitan #FindingDoryEvent

El Capitan Theatre Finding Dory Premiere LA

**Disney sent me to Los Angeles  for the #FindingDoryEvent #BizaardvarkEvent and #LEGOFreemakerEvent  for an all expenses paid trip to cover press with 24 other bloggers.  All opinions are mine.**

El Capitan Theatre Finding Dory Premiere LA
El Capitan Theatre Finding Dory Premiere LA image by Becky Willis

My review of the movie Finding Dory that I attended while in LA.

If you haven’t read my post about my experience at the Finding Dory Blue Carpet Event you can do so here.  I promise not to have any spoilers in this review, although I would love to be able to share with you some awesome moments. Thirteen years is such a long time for Nemo and his friends to get back together, but it is definitely well worth the wait.

Do you remember Finding Nemo? If not:

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist’s office aquarium. It’s up to his worrisome father Marlin and his friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish Dory to bring Nemo home — meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.

Rated: G

Release Date: May 30, 2003

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I found out I was going to be able to see ‘Finding Dory’ in LA.  I mean ‘Finding Nemo’ was awesome but would they be able to come close to that movie or even top it.  Well, my answer to you is YES. I will tell you though if you haven’t watched ‘Finding Nemo’ in quite a few years, it is a great idea to watch it before seeing ‘Finding Dory’.  This will just refresh you on the characters and who is who.

 Marlin & Nemo from Finding Dory
(Pictured) Marlin & Nemo ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

In this movie, it takes you back to when Dory was a little fish to kind of give you a background of how her life was before she met up with Marlin (Nemo’s Dad) voiced by Albert Brooks and Nemo (voiced by Hayden Rolence).  You will get to see why they named this one Finding Dory and all of the fun that took place in doing so.

The journey is by far one of the best parts of the movie and all that goes into their experience. New characters are involved in this movie, so I will tell you a little about them.

Dory's Parents Charlie & Jenny
(Pictured) Charlie & Jenny. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

You will meet Dory’s parents, Jenny and Charlie in this movie who are voiced by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy.

Finding Dory
(Pictured) DORY. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Dory is still voiced by the talented Ellen DeGeneres (we didn’t expect anything less did we?).  Her short term memory has once again put her in a bit of a predicament which will unfold as the movie does. This movie is set about six months after Finding Nemo.

Hank voiced by Ed O'Neil
(Pictured) Hank ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.


Also new to the scene is Hank, played by Ed O’Neil.  Hank is an octopus and actually one of Pixar’s oldest characters, yet a new prominent character in this movie.  Hank has been Pixar’s most recurring Easter Egg in all their movies since the first Toy Story! (Easter Eggs in Disney*Pixar films are characters that you might see on a shelf or somewhere in a previous movie(s)).

(Pictured) Destiny ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Other new characters that are included are Destiny who is played by Kaitlin Olsen and is a whale shark (the biggest fish in the sea).

Bailey voiced by Ty Burrell
(Pictured) Bailey ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Then there is  Bailey played by Ty Burrell who is a beluga whale.  A bit on the dramatic side he also likes to push his neighbor’s buttons.

Fluke and Rudder (Idris Elba and Dominic West)
(Pictured) Fluke & Rudder ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

I also enjoyed the two sea lions named Fluke (played by Idris Elba) and Rudder (played by Dominic West).  They do not really care too much about Dory and more about keeping their rock to sunbathe for themselves.

BECKY (voice of Torbin Bullock)
(Pictured) Becky ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

There is also a new character named Becky (played by Torbin Bullock). For some reason, I kind of identified with her. (insert smile).  She is an offbeat loon and you will enjoy her part in the movie, at least I did.

Baby Otters from Finding Dory
(Pictured) Group of Baby Otters ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Then there are the baby otters which I am just including because, well they are cute.

I can’t wait for you to be able to take your family to this amazing, heartfelt movie! It will be another Disney*Pixar movie that one day will be a classic, I am sure of it!  Just 4 more days and when asked “#haveyouseenher”? You can say YES!

For now….to hold you over until Friday 6/17 enjoy this clip.

FINDING DORY swims into theatres everywhere on June 17th!  You can follow the hashtags: #FindingDory and #HaveYouSeenHer


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Remember “Finding Dory” is coming to a theater near you on JUNE 17, 2016

**Disney sent me to Los Angeles  for the #FindingDoryEvent #BizaardvarkEvent and #LEGOFreemakerEvent  for an all expenses paid trip to cover press with 24 other bloggers.  All opinions are mine.**




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