Today everyone was swimming with excitement to finally watch a full length trailer for Pixar’s new film Finding Dory. Some fans have even been waiting for this miraculous moment since the first film was released in theaters way back in 2003. If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, check it out below. If you already have, why not re-watch it for the 46327th time? (Just kidding, I’ve only watched it about 2049 times since it launched this morning)
We’ve got some fantastic familiar faces to greet us at the start of the trailer, like our good friend Mr. Ray, but we’re soon thrown into a new adventure. As we already know, Dory is on the search for her family. After Mr. Ray’s speech about instinct triggers old family memories for Dory, she soon becomes motivated to risk everything to find them again. In the trailer, we also spend some time in the aquarium that Dory stumbles upon in her quest. Dory is surprisingly re-united with a long lost Whale Shark pal named Destiny. Come to find out, Dory has hung out with Destiny on many occasions… it’s just that she can’t remember anything they’ve talked about. We’re also finally introduced to Hank the Octopus. Though skittish at first and hiding under sand in a fish tank, there’s a lot to love about him. I think Hank may already be my new favorite character from the sequel. It’s hard not to appreciate his camouflaged skit at the end and his near demise with the garbage disposal.
The underwater world we’re revisiting is filled with even more life and color than in Finding Nemo. One can only imagine how stunning the reef and new locations will look on the big screen come June. It’s also important to wonder just what kind of new technology we’ll see utilized to create all of the backgrounds? I almost want to do a before and after side-by-side comparison to fully grasp the overall quality upgrade to the look of Finding Dory.
I truly can’t wait to see Dory go through a journey of her own to find her family and what new things she’ll discover about herself along the way. Here’s to finally meeting her parents!