‘Finding Dory’ Returns To Theaters This Weekend, Disney/Pixar Release New Clip [Video]

While it may seem unbelievable, apparently there are those who didn’t find Dory when she swam in to steal the show this summer. And then there are those who are eager to find her again on the big screen instead of looking for her on their small screen at home later this year. For those reasons, Disney/Pixar is re-releasing Finding Dory back to the multiplex ocean for one last swim this Labor Day weekend. To “celebrate” (or to just help to lure you back in), the studios have released a new clip from the film, entitled “Cuddle Party,” and if you remember seeing the scene in the movie, it’s worth viewing one more time.

Finding Dory is scheduled to re-open in 2,900 theaters nationwide this Friday. However, many theaters got a head start and are already showing the feature today that comes with the Pixar short, Piper. The DVD and Blu-Ray version of the film is expected to become available later in November of this year.

Finding Dory originally opened on June 17, 2016, and became the highest-grossing animated film of all time domestically selling more than $479 million worth of tickets in America and over $931 million worldwide. Ellen DeGeneres and Albert reprised their voice roles as Dory and Marlin the clownfish and were joined by Ed O’ Neill (Hank the “septopus”), Kaitlin Olson (Destiny the whale shark), Ty Burrell (Bailey the beluga whale) and Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy (as Dory’s parents). The movie is directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Lindsey Collins.

Across the pond, Finding Dory held the No. 1 spot over the adult comedy film Bad Moms this last weekend reports BBC. Bad Moms took in $1.47 million during its first week, while the Disney/Pixar film took in another $1.51 million, bringing its total to $35.8 million so far.

Finding Dory wasn’t the only animated film to make it to the list of top ten performing movies this summer. The Secret Life of Pets came in third, making $353.7 million, beating out Suicide Squad (which isn’t through with its run just yet), states IGN.

We are halfway through the year, and the humble animated movie has definitely made its mark. Despite the lack of buzz ahead of time, Disney’s Zootopia managed to bring in $341 million domestically ($1 billion globally), which is just under the $1.2 billion that Captain America: Civil War brought in worldwide. Other animated films that have done well this year include Kung Fu Panda 3, Angry Birds, and the stop-motion animated project, Kubo and the Two Strings, is getting much praise from critics and audiences alike. Ironically, even the animated film Ice Age: Collision Course, which received scathing reviews from critics, managed to beat The Angry Birds Movie in ticket sales.

Zootopia
"Zootopia" ranks as the #1 animated movie of 2016 just ahead of "Finding Dory." (Image via Walt Disney Animation)

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The top six animated movies of 2016 (as of August 31) according to The New Paper are as follows.

  1. Zootopia (Disney)
  2. Finding Dory (Disney/Pixar)
  3. The Secret Life of Pets (Illumination)
  4. Kung Fu Panda 3 (Dreamworks Animation)
  5. Ice Age: Collision Course (Blue Sky Studios)
  6. The Angry Birds Movie (Rovio Entertainment)
A scene from the animated film "Moana"
Moana is Walt Disney Animation's next animated film to come to theaters in 2016. (Image via Walt Disney Animation)

More animated movies to come this year include the Belgium import The Wild Life (September 9), Warner Bros. Storks (September 22), Dreamworks’ Trolls (November 10), and Disney’s Moana (November 24).

[Image via Disney/Pixar]