Just in case you don't already know, we absolutely love Finding Dory. Sequels have a nasty habit of not delivering the goods, but the long-awaited follow-up to Finding Nemo completely stuck the landing when it premiered in theaters earlier this summer. If you missed it -- or you're like us, and want to see it again -- the film will once again hit theaters for a limited release this coming weekend in honor of Labor Day. Now relive one of the film's cutest scenes below and get excited, Pixar fans.
The above clip comes from one of the best scenes in the entire movie. Occurring towards the end of the Finding Dory, the scene involves Bailey (Ty Burrell), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), and Destiny (Kaitlin Olsen) as they attempt to free Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (Albert Brooks) from a moving truck. In an admittedly bizarre and convoluted plan, Dory hurls herself up onto a freeway and uses a line of otters to slow down the cars headed towards them. When the cars look like they will not stop in time, the otters and Dory have a "cuddle party," that instantly stops the traffic dead in its tracks. With her scheme successful, Dory has the otters take her to the back of the truck where she proceeds to rescue Nemo and Marlin. Seriously heartwarming stuff.
Where do we even begin with this scene? It pretty much epitomizes everything that makes Finding Dory an instant classic in less than one minute. Every character is perfectly realized, the stakes (in classic Pixar fashion) are sky high, and the cuteness factor has been amped up to eleven. This year has already proven itself as the year that animation reigned supreme, but Finding Dory might actually represent the best-animated feature of the bunch.
Seriously, look at those otters and try to tell me that I am wrong. It's one of the single cutest scenes that we have ever seen from a Pixar movie.
We're not alone in our love of Finding Dory. The film has made a serious impression on critics and audiences alike. Not only does the animated film currently hold a "Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes with a 94% approval rating, but it also set a ton of records at the box office when it initially hit theaters. Garnering roughly $930 million in its entire theatrical run (against a $200 million production budget), Finding Dory went on to become the biggest ever opening for an animated feature in North America. With the film debuting in theaters again this coming weekend, we have a feeling that its good fortune will very likely continue.
We will bring you more information concerning the upcoming theatrical re-release of Finding Dory as it becomes available to us. The film will play in select theaters across the country over Labor Day weekend. Make sure to check it out!