Finding Dory Bonus Features + Movie Night Ideas

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It’s finally here! Finding Dory is available today on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand!  (You’ll have to wait until 11/15 for the Blu-ray and DVD). That makes the timing perfect to celebrate a Dory Halloween! We loved watching Finding Dory in the theaters and are excited we can now watch it at home. It is such a sweet and heart-warming story, but is also filled with tons of humor and plenty of non-scary action. I think a big part of the huge success of Finding Dory is its amazing cast including Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.

(Pictured) DORY. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

(Pictured) DORY. ©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

And, an extra fun part of watching Finding Dory at home is all the amazing bonus features! Check them out:

Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & Digital HD:

  • Theatrical Short: “Piper” – 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.
  • Marine Life Interviews (All-New Mini Short) – Meet the inhabitants of the Marine Life Institute as they remember our favorite blue tang.
  • The Octopus That Nearly Broke Pixar – 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? – 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.
  • Casual Carpool – 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. 
  • Animation & Acting – 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.
  • Creature Features – The cast of “Finding Dory” share cool facts about the creatures they voice in the film.
  • Deep in the Kelp – 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.
  • Skating & Sketching with Jason Deamer – “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.
  • Dory’s Theme – 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.
  • Rough Day on the Reef – 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.”
  • Commentary – Director Andrew Stanton, co-director Angus MacLane and producer Lindsey Collins deliver their personal perspective on “Finding Dory.” 
  • Deleted Scenes (introduced by director Andrew Stanton)
    • Losing Nemo While watching the stingray migration, Dory starts to follow two fish that remind her of her parents, leaving Nemo all alone.
    • Little Tension in Clown Town 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.
    • Dory Dumped – In this early version of the story, Dory’s parents had short-term memory loss as well.
    • Sleep Swimming – Dory begins to talk and swim in her sleep, revealing what seem to be clues to her past.
    • Meeting Hank – Wandering the Marine Life Institute’s elaborate pipe system, Dory happens upon the abode of Hank the cranky octopus.
    • The Pig – Frantically navigating the pipes of the Marine Life Institute in search of her parents, Dory crosses paths with a terrifying cleaning device.
    • Starting Over – 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.”
    • Tank Gang (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.
    • 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. 


  • Theatrical Short: Piper & Commentary

DO I KNOW YOU? -- In Disney?Pixar's "Finding Dory," everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), encounters an array of new?and old?acquaintances, including a cantankerous octopus named Hank (voice of Ed O'Neill). Directed by Andrew Stanton (?Finding Nemo,? ?WALL?E?) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer ?WALL?E?), ?Finding Dory? swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

Once you get your hands on your own copy of Finding Dory, a family movie night is a must!! To make your Finding Dory Movie Night extra fun, you can serve up some Dory and ocean-themed treats:



Finding Dory Pudding Pops Recipe - So fun!


And if you really want to set the party mood, you can even set up super cute Dory plates, napkins, cups and even balloons! You can find a whole set here.

Dory Party Supplies


For some extra fun either before or after the movie, we have some super fun printable Finding Dory Activity sheets!

Finding Dory Printable Activity Sheets

To kick your party up a notch, you can add in Dory Goodie Bags!! Click HERE for a free printable to make cute Dory treat bags starting with a cereal box! Halloween candy is a given for a Halloween party, but you can also fill them with cute Dory bath toys, pencils or mini bubbles!

Finding Dory Goodie Bags Printable

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Don’t forget Finding Dory is available NOW on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand!


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  1. We missed this in theaters can’t wait to make a movie night of it. I love your suggestions!

  2. shelly peterson says:

    We saw this in the theater and loved it. My grandson is asking to buy this movie.

  3. Looking forward to watching this movie with my kids! This looks like such a great movie! Love the Dory plates, napkins, cups and balloons!

  4. Julie Wood says:

    We love this movie! It is such a good family movie and I want to get this movie for the kids. They would love to watch it again!

  5. These are such cool ideas. I love to make movie night an entire event with snacks and decorations.

  6. These are all great ideas. I love to incorporate snacks and activities into movie night, especially when it’s a movie the kids are super excited about.

  7. Is this out on DVD already?! It seems like it was just a couple months ago we saw it in the theater. Need to add this one to our library!

  8. I love the extras on the Finding Dory Blu-Ray pack. I loved the movie, and I’m already making use of the combo.

  9. I bought two copies of Finding Dory as part of my pre-Black Friday shopping. But they didn’t end up in my bags! I’m so sad. I need this movie, so I’m going to have to go back.

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