All the ocean’s fauna (save one squid) rally behind the eponymous blue tang. When beset by doubt they ask what she would do, “WWDD?” Dory herself utilizes this trick, the guiding principle larger than the fish it represents. Larger than the Christ it recalls, though come to think of it he, too, is symbolized by a fish. Am I saying Ellen DeGeneres is Jesus? No I am not.
D & W: Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane, More W: Victoria Strouse & Bob Peterson, A by: Bert Barry, Don Shank, James W. Brown, Catherine Hicks, Kishan Ramjas, Leo Santos, Sikand Srinivas, Tsung-Yin Hsieh, etc..P: Jeremy Lasky, E: Axel Geddes, M: Thomas Newman w/Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O’Neill, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kaitlin Olson, Idris Elba, Sigourney Weaver, etc…97 min, USA, 2016