08. Dory – Finding Nemo
Fish are great. They swim around all day in their little tank minding their own business and causing you minimal stress. They’re also easy to replace when they die and our stupid kids wont even be bright enough to notice the difference. Perfect pet right? Once in a while though you get one with real character, like my mum’s Goldfish for example who’s been alive over a decade and seems genuinely attached to her despite the whole 5 second memory thing.
Dory’s a lot like that. She’s not just your average bottom feeder, she’s full of the joys of life and is the perfect antithesis for her uptight, neurotic travelling buddy Marlin the Clown Fish. She’s that annoying friend you have that constantly embarrasses you in public but you’d be completely lost without. She’s the modern day equivalent of Jimminy Cricket, the voice inside our heads that makes us do crazy things we wouldn’t normally do and for those reasons Dory makes it onto this list of beloved Pixar characters.
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