Oh My Disney unveiled several new pieces of Finding Dory concept art earlier this morning, along with some really interesting tidbits that give us some really interesting pieces of info about the new film! Check out the new Finding Dory concept art and interesting tidbits all after the break!
1. Hank, the camouflaging septopus, has more than 350 “suckers” on his seven tentacles.
Pixar’s very own Simulation Department makes sure each sucker (and tentacle, and muscle, and, well, everything else) replicates real-world physics.
2. Most of Hank’s expressions come from movement in his eyes and eyebrows.
Since his mouth is pretty much on the floor, the artists had to find another way for Hank to emote his general lovable grumpiness.
3. The research team took thousands of pictures of real-life aquarium quarantines from the point of view of fish to make the setting in Finding Dory look authentic.
While most guests at an aquarium photograph the fish, this crew focused on taking close-up shots of tanks, tubes, pipes, floors, ceilings, and grime. #beautiful
4. Dory’s underwater world is brimming with a rainbow of colors and soft, round shapes, which implies warmth, familiarity, and safety.
There’s no place like anemone.
5. The “human world,” on the other hand, is made up of harsh lines, artificial materials, and is desaturated, which gives off a feeling of strangeness and danger from a fish’s POV.
Here’s the Marine Life Institute, a.k.a. the MLI.
6. To make the ocean scenes more believable, animators were extra careful to make sure there was no repetition in shapes and patterns underwater.
This organic, hyper-detailed look is what makes Dory’s world look alive and jaw-droppingly beautiful. Would you ever expect anything less from Pixar?
7. Around 103,000 storyboards were delivered to the Editorial team.
Including a hilariously uncomfortable scene involving kids and a “touch tank.” Dun dun DUNNNNNN.
8. Finding Dory is the first movie to use Pixar’s new and improved rendering system, Renderman RIS, which enables more realistic lighting.
This is especially important for water, where billions of light rays are reflected and refracted.
Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his echolocation skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex innerworkings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.
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