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Sunday 27 November 2016


TRIVIA: Hank has only seven tentacles because the animators realized they could not fit eight onto his body. His backstory was rewritten to account for the missing limb. For similar reasons, in the 1955 live-action sci-fi film "It Came from Beneath the Sea" special effects genius Ray Harryhausen was only able to create a stop-motion giant octopus with six arms.

Hayden Rolence replaces Alexander Gould as the voice of Nemo, due to having outgrown his original role since Finding Nemo (2003), though Gould does have a Cameo as Passenger Carl.

The setting of the film was changed from an aquatic park to a Marine Biology Institute after the controversial documentary Blackfish (2013) was screened for the crew of Pixar.

The film is set one year after the events of Finding Nemo (2003), forgetting the 13 year gap between their releases.

The Pizza Planet Truck, a truck that is used to make delivery for "Pizza Planet" in Toy Story (1995), in a wrecked sunken state appears at the area where Dory, Marlin and Nemo encounter the Giant Squid, as well as on the Freeway, passing by the Truck heading to Cleveland.

This film marks Idris Elba's last of three Disney films in 2016, after Zootropolis (2016) and The Jungle Book (2016), in which all are voice roles of animal characters.

With over 25 million likes, Dory is the most liked character on Facebook from any Disney or Pixar film.

When Nemo and Marlin are in the tidal pool exhibit, they meet a loquacious clam, voiced by the film's Director Andrew Stanton. When they ask the clam how he is doing, he enthusiastically responds, "I'm happy." This is a gag relating to the colloquial expression, "Happy as a clam."

Sia, a good friend of Ellen DeGeneres, who voices Dory, sang the theme song named "Unforgettable."

The eyebrows on Gerald, the third Sea Lion who has no dialogue, resemble those of Baby Gerald, Maggie Simpson's archenemy from The Simpsons (1989). Many alumni of The Simpsons (1989), most notably Brad Bird, have gone on to work at Pixar.

Dominic West and Idris Elba co-starred on The Wire (2002).

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