Directed by Alan Barillaro, Piper shares the story of a hungry baby sandpiper that suffers from the fear of water (or hydrophobia according to Pixar, though that implies Piper has rabies), who meets a young hermit crab who teaches Piper about the ocean’s waves. The six minute short was scored by Adrian Belew, the lead singer of King Crimson.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with high resolution versions of just released character art from Finding Dory (May 27, 2016), which you can find in our gallery below. The key art gives us our first official looks at characters like Becky the Loon, Dory’s parents Charlie and Jenny, the Otters and sea lions Rudder and Fluke (voiced by Idris Elba). However Pixar opted not to release official art for the third sea lion, outcast Gerald. Obviously Pixar is keeping Gerald under wraps for a reason, but we won’t know for certain why until they do — could it be the way he looks? Or perhaps who he is voiced by?
In addition to the final poster for Finding Dory (June 17, 2016), Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a first round of official character descriptions as well as details for locations in the film. Note that the information only includes what has been officially released so far, so we will have to wait for additional information on characters such as Becky the loon; sea lions Rudder, Fluke and Gerald; Baby Dory; the Otters; etc. Also worth noting is that the details confirm what we recently reported regarding the film taking place one year after Finding Nemo, not six months, as reported elsewhere.
After receiving the first official synopsis from Finding Dory, a simple google search regarding one of the newly released details — that whale shark Destiny is actually nearsighted — led to a preview (no longer available) of Learn to Draw Finding Dory from Walter Foster Jr. Although most of the pages were not available in the preview, it turns out that the entire story pages are visible, leading to some very specific plot points of the film, as is the table of contents, which identifies additional characters.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with the first official synopsis for Finding Dory (June 17, 2016), which is as follows:
In honor of today’s earlier release of the first trailer for Finding Dory (June 17, 2016), Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with an ultra high resolution still from the film featuring Dory encountering her old friend, Destiny, for the first time all over again. Voiced by Kaitlin Olson, Destiny is a whale shark — so does that make her a whale or a shark? There’s no way science could know for sure. Destiny is just one of Dory’s many new friends in the film such as Hank, Bailey, Little Dory, Gerald and more.
Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favourite 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?
The film also features tons of new characters including Destiny, a (very confused) whale shark, Hank the
octopus septopus, Bailey the beluga whale, Little Dory, Otter and Gerald the Sea Lion.
In addition to featuring Marlin, Dory and newly introduced pals Hank the Septopus, Destiny the Whale Shark and Bailey the Beluga Whale, we also see returning favorites Squirt, Sheldon and Tad (although Monogram’s product description names Pearl).
However, seen here but not named (presumably identified by ‘Exclusive A’ and ‘Exclusive B’) are what appear to be a sea otter — who has been briefly mentioned in the past — as well as a grumpy looking sea lion.
Disney Consumer Products and Bandai today unveiled the new global product lineup celebrating Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory (June 17, 2016). Taking inspiration from the loveable storyline in the film, Bandai has innovatively translated the timeless characters to engaging play experiences for families.
With recognizable sounds and voices from everyone’s favorite fish friends, Dory, Marlin and Nemo (in addition to a few new pals), Bandai’s products capture the essence of the feature film and transform key moments into playsets, interactive toys, feature figures, plush, bath toys and much more. Specific highlights include My Friend Dory interactive soft figure – which features 50 different phrases as Dory responds to swimming and upside-down movements, and Swigglefish Figure Assortment that showcases unique ‘fun fish motion’ allowing kids to bring Dory, Nemo, Marlin moveable figures and other new underwater friends to life! The merchandise will roll out globally beginning in May 2016.
The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.