Disney Pixar’s FINDING DORY is celebrating a whopping result at the Irish box office this week, taking in €1.3M in its opening 4 days over the Irish bank holiday weekend. In the UK/Ireland cinema territory Finding Dory is now the 2nd biggest Disney or Pixar animated opening of all time (behind Toy Story 3). Below we look at other numbers that help make up Finding Dory….
13 Following a long campaign for a ‘Finding Nemo’ sequel that took 13 years. Ellen DeGeneres, who voices Dory said “I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it.”
17 “Finding Dory’ is the 17th feature film from Pixar animation studios.
103,639 Total storyboards were delivered for the movie, compared to 49,651 for ‘Toy Story 3’
118 The technical directors responsible for Hank the Octopus spent 118 weeks building and articulating the character. They spent 22 weeks alone shading him with extra texture and colour. (An average Pixar character takes less than eight weeks.)
7 Hank’s tentacles were modelled separately from his Octopus body, when designers tried to attach them, only seven would fit. Filmmakers later decided that it made sense that Hank would have an affliction, so they worked his 7 legs into the script.
4 ‘Finding Nemo’ received 4 Oscar nominations. The film won best animated feature—it was the first Pixar movie to win the award.
22 Alexander Gould, the young actor who originally voiced Nemo in 2003’s ‘Finding Nemo’ is now 22 years old, he can be heard in the new movie as the voice of a truck driver.
12 The age of the new actor voicing young clown fish Nemo, Hayde Rolence was sworn to secrecy when he won the role, he even kept the news from his grandma.
136.2M Dory is already a huge hit at the box office, it took in $136.2m on its opening weekend giving it the biggest animated opening of all time.
A113 This is the secret number that is hidden by Pixar’s animators into each of their movies. Referencing the Cal Arts room where many of the animators studied, the number pops up more than once in ‘Finding Dory’
3 This is the third time Idris Elba voiced a Disney character in 2016, he also leant his vocal talents to ‘Zootrpolis’ and ‘The Jungle Book.