Ahead of any official announcements, attendees at a recent taping of Ellen Degeneres’ talk show were among the first to learn that Finding Dory is headed to 3D Blu-ray on November 15, 2016 (now available for pre-order), with a digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere release on October 25, 2016. In addition, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has rated the bonus features which include a full length audio commentary as well as over an hour of deleted scenes including a 15 minute scene featuring the Finding Nemo tank gang and a scene called ‘starting over’ which clocks in at over 20 minutes. Full details can be found below. In addition Disney Store is offering its traditional Blu-ray pre-order which comes with a set of lithographs including a still of Baby Dory.
From the creators of Finding Nemo comes an epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart. Dive into the movie overflowing with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation and gallons of fun! When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them?with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who’s convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark!
- Deleted Scenes (with Introductions):
- General Introduction (:48)
- Losing Nemo (4:48) – While watching the stingray migration, Dory starts to follow two fish that remind her of her parents, leaving Nemo all alone.
- Sleep Swimming (2:50) – Dory begins to talk and swim in her sleep, revealing what seem to be clues to her past.
- Tank Gang (15:17) (DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE) – After a close encounter with a squid leaves them separated from Dory, Marlin and Nemo unexpectedly meet up with the Tank Gang from Finding Nemo, who make it their mission to get to the Marine Life Institute … by any means necessary.
- Little Tension in Clown Town (7:09) – In this alternate version of the film, Dory tries to ‘follow her fins’ to her parents, but ends up in a strange place with even stranger fish fashion.
- Meeting Hank (3:15) – Wandering the Marine Life Institute’s elaborate pipe system, Dory happens upon the abode of Hank the cranky octopus.
- The Pig (1:55) – Frantically navigating the pipes of the Marine Life Institute in search of her parents, Dory crosses paths with a terrifying cleaning device.
- Dory Dumped (5:30) – In this early version of the story, Dory’s parents had short-term memory loss as well.
- Starting Over (21:24) – Director Andrew Stanton presents four different versions of the movie’s opening scene to illustrate the filmmakers’ search for the best way to introduce Dory’s backstory and to connect this new film to Finding Nemo.
- Animation and Acting (6:36) – How do you create a connection between a human audience and a fish? This behind-the-scenes look behind the curtain examines the process of constructing believable performances through a unique collaboration between the director, voice actors and animators.
- Casual Carpool (3:34) – What’s it like to commute with the voices of Marlin, Charlie, Bailey and Hank? Join Finding Dory writer/director Andrew Stanton as he drives Albert Brooks, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell and Ed O’Neill to work.
- Creatures Features (2:51) – The cast of Finding Dory share cool facts about the creatures they voice in the film.
- Deep in the Kelp (3:08) – Disney Channel’s Jenna Ortega guides us on a research trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to show how far the Finding Dory crew went to make Dory’s world feel real.
- Dory’s Theme (4:42) – A spirited discussion among the composer, music editor and director of Finding Dory about the musical elements that shape Dory’s quirky and joyful theme.
- Finding Nemo as told by Emoji (2:37) – (May be (digital) exclusive)
- Fish Schticks (3:23) – (May be (digital) exclusive)
- Marine Life Interviews (All-New Mini Short) (1:55)- Meet the inhabitants of the Marine Life Institute as they remember our favorite blue tang.
- Rough Day on the Reef (1:04) – Sometimes computers make mistakes. Here you’ll see some of the funny, creepy and just plain bizarre footage the crew encountered while making Finding Dory.
- The Octopus that Nearly Broke Pixar (8:39) – Pixar’s ‘Team Hank’ unravels the challenges, frustrations, and rewards of bringing to life the studio’s crankiest and most technically complicated character ever.
- What Were We Talking About? (4:16) – This piece showcases the complex routes Dory’s story took as the filmmakers worked to construct a comprehensive narrative involving a main character with short-term memory loss.
- Skating and Sketching with Jason Deamer (4:01) – Finding Dory character art director Jason Deamer talks about how he got to Pixar, how he draws the characters in the film, and how falling off a skateboard teaches you lessons you can use in art and life.
- Living Aquariums: Sea Grass (:34); Open Ocean (:32); Sting Rays (:32); Swim to the Surface (5:57) – (May be (digital) exclusive)
- International Trailers: Sleep Swimming – United States (1:37); Theatrical Payoff – Japan (2:00); Journey – Russia (2:22) – (May be (digital) exclusive)
- Audio Commentary (1:33:00) – Director Andrew Stanton, co-director Angus MacLane and producer Lindsey Collins deliver their personal perspective on Finding Dory.
- Theatrical Short Piper (5:46) – A hungry sandpiper hatchling ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is that the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore.
- Hidden Seacrets of Finding Dory (Digital Exclusive) – Take a deep dive to catch secret Easter Eggs throughout the movie. And just like Hank, they’re hidden in plain sight.