Finding Dory, the sequel to Disney’s smash Finding Nemo hits theaters June 17th
Doesn’t 2003 seem like it was a long, long time ago? Yet, in the minds of those that can remember, (and I suppose Dory can not) Finding Nemo was a very special piece of Disney magic. The original movie has been a part of our family’s Disney collection, I don’t think I understood the real gravity of the original movie’s depth until I told amazing Step-Daughter USC (age 21) that I had been invited to a press screening of this summer’s Finding Dory.
“I’m taking the Little Made Man to see Finding Dory, do you want to come with us?”
“YES! Finding Nemo was my FAVORITE Disney movie!”
In 2003, she would have been eight years old. A year younger than my son is now. So maybe I shouldn’t have been so surprised at her reaction. But I was. I honestly don’t know who was more excited on our way to the theater tonight, her or my son.
Finding Dory didn’t disappoint. It brought back all of the beloved charaters of the original film including of course Nemo and his overly-protective father, Marlin. Ellen DeGeneres as Dory is just plain magic.
Finding Dory is all about the love found within relationships, the ones near and far. It explores the definition of what family is and can be. Emotionally, Dory manages even with her “short-term memory loss” to connect to all of us, even if she can’t remember who we are. At it’s heart, Finding Dory is a loving story of inclusion and acceptance.
As an attendee of this year’s Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I had had the opportunity to watch the first 33 minutes of Finding Dory a month ago. I’m so glad I hadn’t seen the whole movie and had the chance to experience it with both my step-daughter and my son.
Disney’s Finding Dory in theaters June 17th
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