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How ‘Finding Dory’s Influential Message Is Universal In More Ways Than One
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Finding Dory

No one could have ever imagined that there would be a sequel to Finding Nemo. And yet, 13 years after the film’s release, we are getting one. But Finding Dory isn’t exactly the kind of film you’d expect to see, especially in a sequel. If anything, the film can stand on its own, and you don’t even need to watch Nemo to know what is going on in Dory. In it, we see that Dory is able to recall a once long-lost memory of her parents, and sets out on a journey with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence). Together, they swim across the Pacific to an aquarium sanctuary, where Dory meets some old friends and makes some new ones too. But there is a real heartfelt message that may hit close to home for some. Remember, Dory suffers from short-term memory loss, and she sees that as a debilitating weight that can frustrate and worry those around her. But her optimism and upbeat personality, plus living by the “just keep swimming” mantra, gives her the spirit she needs to carry on and look for new ways to do things in her own way.

We were recently invited to sit down with a group of journalists to talk the to cast and directors of the film to talk about that message and how it really isn’t meant for one specific group of people but something that is more universal.

Check out what they had to say after the jump.

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Disney In Depth: Previewing Upcoming Disney Editions Books
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Disney Editions has an exciting release schedule over the next six months. Honoring some of the coolest characters, themes, and elements of all things Disney, these six titles should be on your “Disney wish list” for a variety of reasons. Here is my preview of upcoming Disney Editions books!

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Disney In Depth: ‘The Incredibles 2,’ Anticipating The Sequel!
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Ten years have passed since the release of the Disney•Pixar favorite The Incredibles, and fans have clamored for a second entry in the superhero brand. Finally, and quite surprisingly, Disney CEO Bob Iger casually announced at the Disney 2014 Board of Shareholders meeting that a sequel is indeed in the works.

Little is known about The Incredibles 2 this early in the game, so what should we expect? More importantly, what do we want?

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Disney In Depth: The Walt Disney Studios 2014 Preview (Part 2)
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Brett Nachman   |  @   |  
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2014 has arrived. This will (hopefully) mark another great slate of films from The Walt Disney Studios! In last week’s edition of Disney In Depth we explored the movies to be released during the first half of the year. Now let’s take a peek at the films debuting later in 2014.

Continue below to check out the rest of the list.

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Disney In Depth: D23 Expo Preview With Jeffrey Epstein
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Brett Nachman   |  @   |  
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The D23 Expo looms over the horizon, waiting to unlock its surprises and unforgettable opportunities for Disney fans. I recently spoke with Jeffrey Epstein, spokesperson of D23, to discover more about what attendees can expect at the biggest official Disney fan event.

This Disney In Depth explores what awaits at D23 Expo, thanks to Epstein’s insight.

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