Dory (Ellen Degeneres) is a doughy eyed blue tang fish who has short term memory loss. She can only remember that somehow she was deprecated from her parents. With the help of her friends Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (Hayden Rolence), Dory embarks on a miraculous journey to find her home.
Thirteen years later and these three fish still have my heart. Ellen’s voice work just grabs you. If there’s a fish in the sea you want to find her home it’s Dory. I felt her internal struggle and every time she forgot something it’s deflating, as she remembers things and puts situations together that’s very uplifting. Dory is just a heart warming character all together.
Marlin and Nemo are adorable here as well. That father son relationship is beautiful. In the original they only really have time together in the first and last act. They spend every frame together here. That relationship is one of the most loving in animated film history.
Many new characters make their debut under the sea as well. My favorite of the bunch being Hank (Ed O’neil). He’s a grumpy octopus that reluctantly helps Dory in her adventure. As their bond becomes stronger Hank slowly transforms into one of Dory’s closes friends.
Finding Dory has no flaws. From start to finish you love every character. The story locks you in and doesn’t let you go until the credits role. It was great to fall in love with these characters again.