It’s finally here! 13 years in the making, Finding Dory is the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo. I had the pleasure of seeing the creator, Lindsey Collins, speak at the 2016 Disney Social Media Moms conference about developing the character of Dory and the plot line of the movie so perfectly as to not focus on Dory’s disability, but rather to embody her spirit of seeing the best in everyone. It was really so touching to hear the back story on Dory! If you’re getting ready to see the film, or have already celebrated its opening weekend, here are a few more ways to celebrate our favorite blue tang!
Swim with the Fishes
Our family found TONS of water play toys at Target, and even this Finding Dory Dive Set on Amazon. I bought it as a way to celebrate Red’s swimming lessons as well as bringing the movie characters to our pool! Red needs a little help getting to the bottom, but bringing up Dory, Nemo and Hank puts a smile on his face. I’ve even caught him playing with the figures on dry land, reenacting some movie scenes.
Color Finding Dory Coloring Pages
If you haven’t had enough art in your day, (regardless of your age!) Print out these finding dory coloring pages and try some new colorways on your favorite characters. There are over seven pages to choose from!
Impulse Shopping at Target
How could I not spring for this little skort outfit??? For heavens sake, it had a bit of shine, ruffles and a Disney character on it… I was sold in an instant! There’s so much out there, so don your favorite ocean get-up and get to the movies!
Play the Finding Dory Memory Game
Print out this cute finding dory matching game and test your memory against Dory’s! Can you match all the characters together?
See the MOVIE, Finding Dory!
The trailer for the new movie is just about the cutest thing you’ll see, and it will really get you pumped up to see Finding Dory! I was lucky enough to watch the first 33 minutes of the film at my first #DisneySMMC conference, and I knew I had to see the movie on opening weekend! Your kids will love it, your own parents will love it, and rest assured that it’s a LOT less scary than Finding Nemo. You’ll be happy that you took the whole family!
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016.