Finding Dory

Theatrical Release: June 17, 2016
DVD Release: November 15, 2016
Finding Dory


The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things along the way about the real meaning of family.

Dove Review

“Finding Dory” is unforgettable entertainment. It is delightfully funny and features well-loved characters, like Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), Marlin (Albert Brooks), and Nemo (Hayden Rolence), as well as a new, comedic octopus named Hank (Ed O’Neill).

Dory begins to remember little things about her parents, including their names, Jenny and Charlie, and Marlin and Nemo agree to accompany her on the trip to California to try and locate them. Dory remembers herself as a young child-fish. She seems to be A.D.D. as she tries to follow instructions that her parents give her, only to get sidetracked when she sees things that capture her attention. For example, in the middle of one sentence, she looks at the ocean floor and suddenly says, “I like sand!” In another funny scene, she mistakenly thinks she has come across a class about the “birds and the bees” and pipes in, “You see, when two fish love each other…” only to be stopped by the instructor. The kids and adults in the audience all laughed out loud at several scenes in the movie. Dory’s short-term memory problem is what fuels much of the humor in the film. Pixar and Disney have made another great film!

This wonderful family movie features themes of loyalty, friendship and perseverance. We are enthusiastically awarding it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. The animation is amazing. “Finding Dory” is the perfect sequel to “Finding Nemo.”

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Holy Neptune-1; Holy Carp-1; Suck it (not said in a sexual manner)-1
Violence: A few creatures pursue others; a truck is captured and the octopus drives it and goes over the ledge into the water where the fish are released.
Drugs: Wine bottles are on the ocean floor.
Nudity: None
Other: Dory is frightened when she is separated from her parents; a large fish swallows smaller fish and then vomits them; a few vomit scenes; a couple of underwater creatures sneeze, and mucus is shown on glass; a few jump scenes featuring humans or creatures making sudden moves or chasing the fish; a fish gets upset with Dory over her short-term memory problems but then feels bad about it; the octopus spreads "black" in the water by going to the bathroom.


Company: Buena Vista
Director: Andrew Stanton
Producer: Lindsey Collins
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 103 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter