One of the most exciting parts of Disney Social Media Moms Celebration was hearing from Finding Dory Producer Lindsay Collins all about the development of the movie and getting to see the first 33 minutes. We were sworn to secrecy so I only sent out one fun tweet
So I am excited to share the story behind the story right from Lindsay Collins the Producer behind Finding Dory. The concept for Finding Dory started to form in 2011, when Andrew Stanton (the writer of Finding Nemo and Executive Producer of Finding Dory) and other Pixar people re-watched Finding Nemo. (interesting fact, Lindsay shared that often Pixar folks take a long span of time after launch to re-watch movies because they spend so many years in development). After seeing the movie again Andrew said if he ever made another “Nemo” movie it would be all about Dory and her backstory. And thus a four year, top secret development timeline was set in motion. It was top secret “because once anyone heard about finding anything it would be very hard to get the horse back in the barn so to speak,” said Collins.
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The movie was created to give Dory a back story, and without her backstory she would have just always been viewed as a “tragic and flawed character,” according to Collins. So Stanton set out to highlight the reasons why Dory is such a loved character, she is open, she never sees anyone’s flaws -if you notice she never mentions Nemo’s fin. In the movie Dory is also surrounding by a cast of characters with their own flaws. Hank is a septopus instead of an octopus, Bailey is a beluga whale who can’t use his echo location, Destiny is a whale shark with poor vision and more.
In the end this movie was Andrew Stanton’s and the team at Pixars gift to Dory. A gift to let her and the audience know that she will be OK. Collins explained, “In the end her memory loss became her superpower.”
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