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Disney’s “Finding Dory” is officially in theater’s today! What better way to celebrate than with a Dory themed lunch, right?! These under the sea sandwiches were a big hit with my boys, and I think your kids will love them too! Plus, if you’re planning a Finding Dory party, these adorable sandwiches will fit right in.
About “Finding Dory”:
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex innerworkings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.
Finding Dory Lunch for Kids
- 8 slices of Nature’s Harvest® bread
- Peanut butter
- Baby Spring Mix salad
Special tools: sea lion, whale, octopus and seashell cookie cutters – you can find some here.
Using the cookie cutters and 2 slices of bread, press down to form the whale, sea lion and other sea life animals. You’ll need a total of 8 slices of bread to create all 4 underwater friends. Then spread an even amount of peanut butter and jelly on each cut out and place them together. For the clam, we chose to use turkey slices and cheese, then placed a “blue pearl” (blueberry) inside. Place blueberries and the baby spring salad underneath the sea creature to give the illusion of water and seaweed. I also used a single corner piece from the scraps as the rock for the sea lion.
Voila – you’ve made a “Finding Dory” themed lunch for your kids! Hint: Pin the image below now! 😉
We were lucky enough to get an early screening to see the film. It is absolutely adorable! You and your family will love it. Can you believe it’s been 13 years since Finding Nemo? That’s a long time to wait for a sequel, but oh so worth the wait!
“Finding Dory” Movie Fun Facts
- 103,639 total storyboards were delivered to editorial (49,651 were delivered for “Toy Story 3”).
- 16,091 fish are swimming in the Open Ocean exhibit at the Marine Life Institute.
- 5,000 stingrays take part in the stingray migration.
- 1,108 fish are in quarantine at the Marine Life Institute.
- 118 weeks were required of the team of technical directors who were responsible for building and articulating Hank.
- 51 minutes of the film include crowds characters (which is more than double that of an average Pixar film).
- 22 weeks were spent shading Hank to give him extra texture and color, as well as making it possible for him to camouflage himself. (An average character takes less than eight weeks.)
- 13 years have passed since “Finding Nemo” opened.
- 4 Oscar® nominations went to “Finding Nemo.” The film won best animated feature—it was the first Pixar movie to win the award.
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Amy D says
I visited your snack recipes specifically to find some cute school lunchbox ideas. My daughters just started school yesterday, and they always appreciate the extra effort I put into making their lunches special. They love Finding Dory and Nemo, so I am going to try and make them little sandwiches like this.
That’s awesome Amy – I hope they love it!
Darcy L Koch says
Quite a creative way to get the kids to eat, especially if they are a Dory fan.
No, we always wait until it comes out on DVD. It’s just so expensive to go to the movies around here.
We are going this weekend as a special treat.
We didn’t see it when it opened but we’re thinking we might try this weekend.
John H. says
We want to watch it soon.
Brandon Sparks says
Yes I am taking my daughter to see it. We are both looking forward to it.
Jennifer H. says
Not this weekend but I want to.
Julie Harris says
We went to see it on Fathers day with the kids and LOVED it!
Stephanie Larison says
My oldest daughter wants to see it, we’ll probably wait a few weeks and go when it’s not so busy.
Carolyn Daley says
I would love to see Finding Dory this week, but I am not sure if its going to happen.
Kim Keithline says
We are going to see Finding Dory not this weekend but soon
Aaron Humphrey says
Yes, going to take my girlfriend to go see it.
We can’t go this weekend, but hopefully very soon!
tiffany lane says
probably not this weekend but soon
Brandy C says
I am probably not, I like waiting a little bit for movies.
Lisa Voyce says
We may be seeing next weekend.
susan smoaks says
we aren’t going to go see it this weekend.
Jan Hammersmith says
I will be going this week to see the movie.
I just saw it on Tuesday. Love this movie.
We are going next weekend.
Karrie Millheim says
yes i am
We are taking our 4 kids + 3 of their friends to see Dory!
Erica B. says
We won’t be able to see it this weekend.
rebecca day says
Not this weekend but im hoping sometime soon
No, not this weekend.
Monday is my daughter’s birthday and we hope to see it then.
Yes, I took the kids to see it. It was great!
Renee G says
I would love to convince my husband to take us this weekend.
Tonya flores dreese says
We are going to see it this weekend.
cyndi br says
Yes we are going to see dory this week
I doubt I will see it until it comes out on DVD.
Sarah Hall says
I hope that my grandson and I can go to see this movie.
Tracie Cooper says
I haven’t seen it yet but hoping to go next weekend!
jennifer aguero says
We did not go because it was father’s day. Hoping to see it soon though!
LeAnn H says
I will take my granddaughter to see it.
Denise S says
We will see it sometime soon.
Erica Best says
we are going tomorrow
l p says
it will have to wait until later. thanks
Amber Cheras (@shadow62310) says
I haven’t been able to see it yet but I can’t wait to!!
Sherry Bult says
That is so adorable! How fun to make them and eat them!
Julia Barnes says
I won’t see it this weekend but when it comes out on DVD I will!
No..too busy with Father’s Day but I want to see it!
Not this weekend, but probably pretty soon.
No this weekend
wen budro says
We will definitely be seeing it when it comes to our local theater.
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
We will be seeing it soon!
jenny stratton says
We won’t being seeing the movie this weekend. I’m hoping for next week.
I did not have time to see this movie this weekend, but I will soon!
We are going to see it next weekend
latanya t says
no, I am not
shelly peterson says
I will definitely go see it but not this weekend.
I won’t see it until it comes out on DVD and plays on an endless loop in our home for three weeks.
We will not make it this weekend but plan to see it soon! Both my boys, and myself, loved Finding Nemo.
Tina W says
Not this weekend but soon!
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
We won’t make it this weekend, but we are planning to see it!
allyson tice says
We are going next weekend to see finding dory~!
We usually just wait for the DVD to come out.
Vera S says
No, we are too busy this week it will have to wait for a more relaxed weekend. 🙂
Lisa Ann says
No, I’ll probably wait and buy it on DVD.
jeremy mclaughlin says
Wont be able to see this weekend, but hopefully soon.
Darlene Carbajal says
Maybe not this weekend! But I really want to see it!
Angela Saver says
We aren’t going this weekend, but we will be watching it for sure!
Virginia Rowell says
I won’t be going this weekend, maybe next week.
Erin Cao says
Yes! Have been waiting for this movie for a while!
Cindy Peterson says
We won’t see Finding this weekend, but soon, very soon.
Heather D says
I won’t be seeing it this weekend but I will see it. I’ve been looking forward to it since I heard about it.
We’re going to see it today
Sandy H says
I am probably going to go during the week.
Probably not until next week.
We’re not going this weekend, but hopefully, soon!
Justin Sparks says
Not this weekend but im hoping sometime really soon
It won’t be this weekend, but I definitely want to go see it with my kids.
Cynthia C says
My niece has plans to see it with her kids, but not this weekend.
Amy Pratt says
Of course I’m going to see it this weekend!
Shannon Baas says
considering it’s 70 miles to the nearest theater, I doubt it.
Wow – that’s a long trip!
Austin Baroudi says
We’re going to see it tomorrow!
Kelly W. says
Big Dory fan!!! Don’t know if I’ll see it in theaters, but will try. Kids would love it.
We probably won’t see it for a couple of weeks as we are getting ready to have a big garage sale next weekend…busy busy!
Ashley C says
I don’t think we will make it this weekend. Maybe next weekend!
I will probably not see it this weekend, but hopefully soon!