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The Reason Dory Always Sings "Just Keep Swimming"
The Reason Dory Always Sings "Just Keep Swimming"
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This is the connection that will really get you where it hurts. While Dory's uplifting tune has been cherished by fans over the years, the sequel actually reveals that it came from none other than Dory's parents. When Dory was younger and struggling with her short-term memory loss, her parents taught her the sweet melody so that she would never be afraid. That's right, this whole time she's been singing that song, she was unknowingly remembering her childhood. Cue the waterworks!

The Reason Dory Knows How to Speak Whale
The Reason Dory Knows How to Speak Whale
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Turns out, Dory's family is actually part of a marine life institute in the Jewel of Morro Bay, CA. When she travels to the aquarium to find her parents, she runs into a whale, fittingly named Destiny. As she tries to communicate with the friendly mammal, we find out that the two were actually friends when Dory was younger. So, while Marlin constantly made fun of her obnoxious language, Dory really did know how to speak whale this whole time.

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Ellen DeGeneres as Dory
Ellen DeGeneres as Dory
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Ellen DeGeneres makes a triumphant return to the screen in the form of the world's pluckiest Pacific Blue Tang, with a voice performance that's as incredibly layered as it is funny.

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Jenny and Charlie
Jenny and Charlie
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Say hello to Dory's parents, Jenny and Charlie. Once you watch the movie it'll be clear where Dory got her trademark sense of humor from.

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Hank
Hank
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Hank the septopus (an octopus missing one leg, duh) is far and away one of the biggest gems to come out of Finding Dory. He's cantankerous and more than a little bit rude, but there's a big, big heart hiding in there (or three, if we're being technical).

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Rudder and Fluke
Rudder and Fluke
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These wise-cracking, Cockney-accented sea lions provide plenty of comic relief while helping Marlin and Nemo reunite with Dory when they end up getting separated.

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Destiny and Bailey
Destiny and Bailey
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Destiny, a near-sighted whale shark, and Bailey, a beluga whale who thinks his sonar skills are broken, provide much of the laughs in Finding Dory as fellow residents of the Marine Institute where Dory thinks her parents are living.

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Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Sean Hayes
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Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Megan Fox
Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Megan Fox
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Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Kate Hudson
Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Kate Hudson
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Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Nicki Minaj
Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Nicki Minaj
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Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Justin Bieber
Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Justin Bieber
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Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Cedric the Entertainer
Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Cedric the Entertainer
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Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Jennifer Lopez
Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Jennifer Lopez
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Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Martha Stewart
Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Martha Stewart
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Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Kristen Wiig
Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Kristen Wiig
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Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Emily Blunt
Ellen DeGeneres Scaring Emily Blunt
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