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Jesus, Fish, Get a Grip! Finding Dory's Cute, Annoying Empathy Play

The one thing that Dory remembers is that she can’t remember. During a flashback in Finding Dory, Pixar’s follow-up to 2003's Finding Nemo, we discover it was always this way, via a baby Dory with thick eyelids and red eyes that made her look like the cutest widdle stonder who ever took bong rips through gills. “I…

Here's the Official Trailer for Finding Dory, a Star-Studded Cartoon About a Memory-Impaired Fish

If you saw Finding Nemo (and all of us did), you’ll agree that Dory, the very confused fish with severe memory problems, was the breakout star. Now, after years of waiting, Dory’s finally got her own movie, and it looks like it’s going to reduce every member of the audience to a sad sack of tears when it comes out in…

How Pixar’s Inside Out Avoided Its Greatest Danger: Becoming An “After-School Special”

Inside Out is a complex film about the human psyche, but it has a really simple message: Sadness is an important part of life. You can’t have joy without sadness, and growing up means accepting that memories can be happy and sad. Director Pete Docter told io9 it was hard to avoid making this feel like an “after-school…

Inside Out: A Roller Coaster of Emotions That Proves the Value of Them

If you didn’t see Pixar’s Inside Out in theaters on Father’s Day, surrounded by whispering children who clapped both at the end of the short preceding it (about volcanos who fall in love), and again at as the credits rolled, fear not: you will still very likely sob hysterically while laughing equally as hard, even…

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