The best thing about Finding Dory was that almost every character, outside of Dory’s parents, has a disability. Dory has short-term memory loss. Nemo has his famous small fin. Destiny is extremely near sighted, nearly blind,. Bailey’s sonar doesn’t work all of the time. Hank lost an arm. You could even say that Marlin suffers from PTSD and anxiety. And none of these things stops or halts the character at all. And I think that is fucking fantastic.
*inhales deeply* EVERY SINGLE MAJOR CHARACTER IN THE FINDING NEMO AND FINDING DORY MOVIES HAS SOME SORT OF MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITY AND IT TOOK ME 12 YEARS TO REALIZE IT BECAUSE PIXAR NEVER PAT THEMSELVES ON THE BACK ABOUT IT THEY JUST DID IT
NEMO HAS HIS FIN AND DORY HAS HER MEMORY LOSS AND MARLIN HAS SOME MAD PTSD FROM WHAT HAPPENED TO CORAL AND DESTINY IS LEGALLY BLIND AND HANK IS MISSING A TENTACLE ALONG WITH MAJOR SOCIAL ANXIETY AND GILL ALSO HAS HIS FIN AND HOLLYWOOD DON’T GIVE ME CRAP ABOUT BEING HARD TO INCLUDE DIFFERENTLY ABLED CHARACTERS IN YOUR STORIES WHEN ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST FRANCHISES DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH “NORMALLY” ABLED CHARACTERS TO COUNT ON ONE HAND