SERIES TRADEMARK: The license plate on the truck is CALA113. A113 appears in all Pixar movies as a reference to the Cal Arts room where many of the animators of Pixar Studios attended
Ed O'Neill (Hank) and Ty Burrell (Bailey) co-star on Modern Family (2009)
First Follow up Pixar Film to have a Different MPAA Rating from the Previous. ie. Finding Nemo (2003) was Rated G but Finding Dory (2016) is Rated PG
The song featured in the second trailer is "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel
Along with Fluke and Rudder, there's a 3rd Sea Lion at the Marine Institute named Gerald. Interestingly enough, Gerald was the name of the Pelican that almost swallowed Marlin and Dory in Finding Nemo (2003), only to be stopped by Nigel
Dominic West and Idris Elba co-starred on The Wire (2002)
This the 3rd Pixar Film that Follows up to a Previous where Voice Actors are replaced, which goes for Nemo, Sheldon, Tad, Pearl, Squirt and Jacques. The other 2 being Toy Story 3 (2010) with Andy (though his Voice Actor from first 2 films did reprise his role for Andy as a Grown up) and Slinky, and Cars 2 (2011) with Filmore and Red
This is the 2nd Disney Animated Film to have a Character voiced by Ed O'Neill. The first being Wreck-It Ralph (2012) 4 years prior
Bill Hader's 2nd Animated Film of 2016. The first one being The Angry Birds Movie (2016) released a month prior. In addition to being Hader's 3rd Pixar Film, following Inside Out (2015) and Monsters University (2013)
With over 25 million likes, Dory is the most liked character on Facebook from any Disney or Pixar film
The film is actually set six months after its predecessor, forgetting the thirteen year gap between the two films
This film marks Idris Elba's last of three Disney films in 2016, after Zootopia (2016) and The Jungle Book (2016), in which all are voice roles of animal characters
The first Pixar film to be shown in IMAX since Cars 2 (2011) in 2011
This is the 3rd Pixar Follow up Film where the Supporting Character from the Previous Film takes on the Rank as Main Protagonist (ie. Marlin was the Main Protagonist of Finding Nemo (2003), but in Finding Dory (2016), Dory is now the Main Protagonist). The other 2 films being Monsters University (2013) (where Mike takes on the Role as Main Protagonist from Sullie in Monsters, Inc. (2001)) and Cars 2 (2011) (where Mater takes on the Role as Main Protagonist from Lightning McQueen in Cars
This is the 3rd Pixar Film to have a Female Protagonist. The Other 2 being Inside Out (2015) and Brave (2012)
Ellen DeGeneres revealed the first ever trailer for Finding Dory (2016) on Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jerome Ranft replaced Joe Ranft for the role of Jacques after his brother's death in 2005
Hayden Rolence replaces Alexander Gould as the voice of Nemo, due to having outgrown his original role in Finding Nemo
Hayden Rolence replaces Alexander Gould as the voice of Nemo, due to Gould growing up and having his voice deepen since the release of Finding Nemo (2003).
This movie was originally scheduled to be released on November 25, 2015. After Pixar's other movie The Good Dinosaur (2015) was pushed back to that date, this movie was pushed back as well.
Finding Dory (2016) was first announced by Ellen DeGeneres, who voices Dory, on her talk show following a long campaign for a sequel.
The setting of the film was changed from an aquatic park to a Marine Biology Institute after the controversial documentary Blackfish (2013) was screened for the crew of Pixar.
Finding Dory was originally not supposed to be in 3D, but instead were to be hand drawn.
Jerome Ranft replaced Joe Ranft for the role of Jacques after his brother's death in 2006.
Alexander Gould has said that he will not be reprising the role of Nemo because of his deepening voice.
Joe Ranft could not reprise his role as Jacques due to his death in a car accident in 2005.
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