Finding Nemo is being made into a Finding Nemo 2. We think this is wonderful news and we were even more excited to hear the news that Ellen DeGeneres is entering negotiations to reprise her voice role of forgetful fish Dory.
The character of Dory with her optimism, can do attitude, generosity of heart and humility is so easy to love and a great example to children about how to face challenges and trials. A little too trusting perhaps but a wonderful balance to Marlin the clownfish, who sees the dark and gloomy everywhere and is constantly doing all he can to keep his loved ones safe.
Marlin is easy to understand, he has lived through a worst-case scenario once. My wife can be a bit like Marlin, and she too has lived through several similar worst-case scenarios. Extreme loss leaves a mark. The character of Dory proves a point made by Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”
By dwelling on what is gone, we miss what we have. By focusing on what might go wrong, we lose sight of all that is possible.
We wish Victoria Strouse, Andrew Stanton, and the rest of the team working on this project huge success. This is one family looking forward to Finding Nemo 2.