Year of Release: 2016
Director: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Sigourney Weaver, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bill Hader
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 7
Pixar's stories have been so incredibly successful because there's an underlying universal message that reaches beyond what is considered a traditional family film: their films is a result of a team work that aims to emphasize stories anchored in emotional truths, such as loss, love, family, courage, growing up, believing in one self. They manage to build stories that have a fantastic balance between humor and sentimentality, without ever being too maudlin. It has been a very successful venture for the studio, which has produced truly fantastic (and successful) features such as "The Incredibles", "Wall E"and "Inside Out". "Finding Dory" is almost a copycat of the original "Finding Nemo", with the focus now lying on Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres who brings her type of unmistakable humor to the character. It's a film so beautifully animated, that the over the top story at times becomes completely secondary. It's still a gorgeously entertaining film, worth watching and enjoying.