We missed seeing Finding Dory in the theaters. But, we got to see it on our plane ride over to Seattle. It’s a super cute movie and I love that they finally made a prequel/sequel to Finding Nemo. (Also, make sure you watch ALL of the credits and the short “Piper” at the end. It’s adorable!)
One of the new characters is Hank. Without ruining too much, I thought it would be fun to include some HANK’S FUN FACTS.
LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN – When designers were working on Hank, the cantankerous octopus in “Finding Dory,” they created tapered tentacles for the cephalopod. The tentacles were modeled separately from the body, but when they tried to attach them, only seven would fit. Filmmakers later decided that it made sense that Hank would have an affliction, so they worked it into the script.
350 suckers are found on Hank: 50 suckers on each of his seven arms.
11,041 rigging prims were created just for Hank’s simulation (the average character requires around 20).
118 weeks were required of the team of technical directors who were responsible for building and articulating Hank.
22 weeks were spent shading Hank to give him extra texture and color, as well as making it possible for him to camouflage himself. (An average character takes less than eight weeks.)
So, pretty much, Hank is a work of art and then some.
Check out this cute clip from Finding Dory.
Also, a made these adorable notecard printables inspired by some of the characters from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Go grab them and print them off for your note-giving pleasures.
The summer blockbuster hit, Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory, swims home just in time for the holidays on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on Oct. 25 and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Nov. 15. Viewers can watch Dory’s hilarious and heartwarming quest to find her family and continue the underwater adventure with hours of immersive bonus features.
The film’s playful and plentiful bonus offerings include “Piper,” the theatrical short film starring an irresistible sandpiper hatchling; an all-new mini short featuring interviews with Dory’s pals from the Marine Life Institute; a behind-the-scenes look at the most challenging character Pixar has ever created; never-before-seen deleted scenes, including a digital exclusive featuring the Tank Gang from “Finding Nemo” who make it their mission to get Marlin and Nemo to the Marine Life Institute; and much, much more.