The film takes place one year after the events of Finding Nemo. Dory, a blue tang fish, remembers that she has a family -- her parents, who she forgot about since her childhood because of her short-term memory loss. Her friends, Marlin and Nemo, go with her on a quest to California in search of Dory's parents. The blue tang is then taken to the Marine Life Institute, where she meets Hank the 7-legged octopus, Destiny the whale shark, and Bailey the beluga whale. Marlin and Nemo make their way to the Quarantine section, which is the exact location of the tank of blue tangs, and eventually are all taken by a truck ride to Cleveland. Bailey and Dory rescue them by hijacking the truck and rescuing all the captured fish, including Marlin and Nemo.


Character's name Voiced by Sonic counterpart MLP counterpart
Dory Ellen DeGeneres Amy Rose Pinkie Pie
Marlin Albert Brooks Knuckles Shining Armor
Nemo Hayden Rolence Tails Spike
Hank Ed O'Neill Shadow
Jenny Diane Keaton Vanilla Cloudy Quartz
Charlie Eugene Levy Vector Igneous Rock
Destiny Kaitlin Olson Sally Acorn Rainbow Dash
Bailey Ty Burrell Zephyr Breeze

In Other Languages

Language Title
Spanish Buscando a Dory
Portuguese Procurando Dory
Japanese ファインディング・ドリー
Chinese 多莉去哪兒
Korean 도리를 찾아서
Thai ผจญภัยดอรี่ขี้ลืม

Production timeline

  • July 2012: The sequel for Finding Nemo was announced for development.
  • April 2013: The film was slated for a release in theaters on November 25, 2015.
  • September 18, 2013: The film was given its final release date of June 17, 2016, and its old release date was transferred to The Good Dinosaur.
  • September 11, 2014: Idris Elba and Dominic West were confirmed as part of the film.
  • November 10, 2015: The first trailer was released online.

In the list of 100 movies in order of release date, Finding Dory was listed as:

Position Release date Occurrence
74 November 25, 2015 April 2, 2013 – July 30, 2013
75 July 31, 2013 – September 19, 2013
76 June 17, 2016 September 20, 2013 – January 23, 2014
November 10, 2015 – release
77 January 24, 2014 – December 23, 2014
April 16, 2015 – November 9, 2015
78 December 24, 2014 – April 15, 2015

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer Worldwide November 10, 2015
Theatrical trailer #1 Worldwide March 2, 2016
Theatrical trailer #2 Worldwide May 24, 2016
Original theatrical USA June 17, 2016
Original theatrical Argentinina/Chilelan December 16, 2016
Digital HD USA October 25, 2016
Blu-ray Disc/DVD USA November 15, 2016
Blu-ray Disc/DVD Mexico November 16, 2016
Blu-ray Disc/DVD Mexico November 18, 2016
Netflix USA February 1, 2017

Television broadcast timeline

Broadcast date(s) Channel aired
August 19, 2018 Disney Channel 2014

Home video release

Main article: Finding Dory (Blu-ray/DVD)




Finding Dory - Official US Teaser Trailer

Finding Dory - Official US Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for Finding Dory, as seen on The Good Dinosaur and My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Season 5 Part 1.

Finding Dory Official US Trailer

Finding Dory Official US Trailer

This official trailer for Finding Dory was seen on theatrical prints of Zootopia.

Finding Dory Official US Trailer 2

Finding Dory Official US Trailer 2