Disclosure: I attended the Finding Dory World Premiere as part of an all-expense paid press trip. All opinions are completely my own.
Check out this picture! You can see the entire Finding Dory set up for the World Premiere on Hollywood Blvd. It’s amazing how they can transform a street into this huge party. I cannot imagine how much work goes into the entire transformation and to pull off an event of this magnitude. Put simply, it was awesome!
Finding Dory World Premiere
Just this past week, I was attending the Finding Dory World Premiere on Hollywood Boulevard in L.A.! This was a star-studded event and everyone looked like they were having a blast, both before the movie and at the after-party. There were tons of fun games for the younger crowd and musical entertainment for everyone. I have to tell you it was so loud and there was so much excitement when we got to Hollywood Blvd., with so many fans waiting behind barricades for their chance to see the actors and actresses walking the ‘blue carpet’.
Check out some of the pictures from the June 8, 2016 ‘blue carpet’ below.
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres (“Dory”) & Kaitlin Olson (“Destiny”)
Producer Lindsey Collins, Director/screenwriter Andrew Stanton, actress Ellen DeGeneres and co-director Angus MacLane
Ed O’Neill (“Hank”)
Ed O’Neill (“Hank”) and Eugene Levy (“Charlie”)
Hayden Rolence (“Nemo”)
Some big names came out for the Finding Dory World Premiere, including Alfonso Ribeiro, Chuck Liddell, A.J. McLean, and Amy Brennenman
After Party Excitement
After watching the movie at the iconic El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd., we exited the theatre and were immersed in this exciting atmosphere of games and music. There was even a Finding Dory sand sculpture! Check out some of my favorite pictures from the night.
Jon Bernthal from The Walking Dead and The Punisher, among other things.
Alexander Gould from Weeds. He was the original voice of Nemo. Did you know that?
What an incredible evening! There was so much going on – bubbles everywhere, aquariums, and tons of stars. Wow, even now when I look at the pictures it’s a bit surreal to think I was there in the middle of all the excitement. I cannot wait to share my cast interviews with you this week. They were great interviews, and we actually got to dance with Ellen (yes, there are pictures)!
My Review of Finding Dory
I’m sitting in the front row of this incredible theatre, surrounded by my fellow bloggers and actors, actresses, and film creators. If that’s not overwhelming in and of itself, watching Finding Dory is adds to the emotional quotient. Our favorite characters from Finding Nemo are back in action thirteen years later. Okay, so Finding Dory takes place one year after Finding Nemo ends, but I’ve been waiting for this sequel for THIRTEEN years! I know I’m not the only one and I can tell you that it was so worth the wait.
This incredible cast includes Ellen DeGeneres (“Dory”), Ed O’Neill (“Hank”), Hayden Rolence (“Nemo”), Albert Brooks (“Marlin”), Kaitlin Olson (“Destiny”), Ty Burrell (“Bailey”), and Eugene Levy (“Charlie”). I have to tell you that my heart was taken the moment I heard “little Dory” speak. She is so meek and sweet, everything that you expect of Dory when she was a child. We get Dory’s story and her struggles, see her friends from Finding Nemo, and meet some pretty awesome new friends.
Disney-Pixar has created a sequel that can stand alone in its greatness. There is beautiful imagery in the animation, the water alone is pretty incredible to see on the big screen. I cannot imagine how much work went into creating the ocean. Such a great story line, interesting and quirky characters, with a message that stands the test of time. Everyone is unique, everyone’s abilities are different and should be celebrated.
Finding Dory is a must see for any age and is perfect for the whole family. I cannot wait to take my family to the theaters to see it. They are already attached to the stuffed animals and they are chomping at the bit to see the movie.