FINDING DORY swims into theaters everywhere on June 17th. I’m so excited to share all the scoop on the new movie and my Hollywood moment walking the red carpet at the world premiere. And yes, that red carpet was indeed actually BLUE to match the ocean theme. Love it! We’ve also got a super cute giveaway for a Finding Dory necklace!
Walking the “BLUE” carpet for the Finding Dory movie premiere was beyond incredible and a total dream. The evening was a whirlwind and totally full of Disney magic and fanfare. It was a dream and it’s hard to put it all into words. The music, the fanfare, the bright lights, and the celebrities galore every which way I looked during the evening. Check out my photos of the “Blue Carpet” event and Finding Dory after party below for a taste of the experience.
Plus, I’ve got the scoop on the new movie with a little mini movie review which I promise contains ZERO spoilers!
My Finding Dory Style for the Blue Carpet Premiere
First things first…. what to WEAR is always a priority when you find out your invited to one of Disney’s biggest Hollywood movie premieres of the year! I try not to get TOO stressed about my outfit but I really wanted to kind of coordinate with the “ocean” theme for Finding Dory. This dress worked perfectly and I found the CUTEST purse – a Trina Turk clutch from her official “Finding Dory” collection. So fun!
Walking the Blue Carpet at the Finding Dory Movie Premiere
Walking a red carpet at a Hollywood premiere is CRAZY! Like a total whirlwind of energy and fanfare. We’re talking the entire red carpet was themed out to the Finding Dory movie — complete with sand castles, aquariums, and of course the BLUE carpet.There’s just simply SO much to take in and absorb. I wish I could re-live it all again! Here’s some photos of all the fun details.
The famed El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.
I paired up with my lovely friend Jessica Turner, The Creative Mom and author of the bestseller, The Fringe Hours, to be “red carpet” buddies so we could take photos of each other and share the whirlwind experience of being swept up in the crowds of a Hollywood premiere. This made the evening even more special for me as she is absolutely AMAZING and it was so cool for us to meet in real life as we’ve followed each other online for years but have never met in real life before this press trip.
So we took lots of photos of each other – and together – as we tried to capture the moments on camera too!
More of the atmosphere:
And yes we spotted all kinds of celebrities! Ellen was a fantastic and posed for many selfies with attendees along with of course posing with Portia the Paparazzi. When Ellen arrived in her car to the event the crowds literally ROARED as they chanted, “ELLEN, ELLEN, ELLEN”. It was VERY exciting to watch and honestly pretty overwhelming to see. I can’t fathom all that attention celebrities need to deal with. Ellen took it all in stride with total CHEER. She was a wonder!
Almos the entire cast of Modern Family was in attendance — I think given Ed O’Neill and Ty Burrell being part of the voice cast, maybe their crew all came out to support them. We saw Mario Lopez and even took a selfie with Pixar’s famed John Lasseter.
The After Party Details
The after party itself is another AMAZING event. Immediately when the movie ended, everyone just rolled out onto Hollywood Blvd which was shut down COMPLETELY for our entire party. While we all inside watching the movie, the blue carpet was transformed into an after party zone. Tons of food, live music, and all kinds of activities for kids and adults to enjoy all themed out to Finding Dory.
Lots of green screens to take cool photos that embedded the cast of Finding Dory within our picture. Cool!
Games like this silly Coffee Pot Pong. There was also sand art, necklace making, face painting, and more!
At the After Party, I also teamed up with Nature’s Harvest bread who was sponsoring an AMAZING station complete with Finding Dory themed mini scallop shaped clamshell sandwiches. They also set up a sand art station for guests and even gave out these adorable limited edition sparkle eye Finding Dory TY Beanie Boo plush animals. So fun!
Hanging with a few of the girls from my blogger group under the big banner.
Finding Dory Movie Trailer
Finding Dory Movie Review
Both the parents and the littles will absolutely LOVE Finding Dory. Finding Nemo hit theaters 13 years ago so fans have been waiting a LONG time for this film. Animation has come a long way in that timeframe and let me tell you the animation in Finding Dory is STUNNING! The flow and shades of the water are captivating and at times everything looks so REAL. Simply gorgeous and captivating. And like all Disney Pixar films, the storyline and characters are DEVELOPED and REAL.
Finding Dory is full of emotion and this is an adventure story with lots of heart as Dory goes on her quest with Nemo and Marlin to find her parents. All kinds of action happens after they reach their destination along with the introduction of a few new fantastic characters like Hank the Septopus and Destiny, the Whale Shark who will quickly becomes FAVORITES of the kids.
The movie is incredibly touching, emotional and all kinds of ACTION. Kids won’t be scared but they might be nervous about the safety of their fish friends as there is all kinds of Bucket action as the fish adventure from the ocean to an aquarium with the help of a bird, stroller, and octopus! This tension makes the film exciting for everyone and the finale of the movie is a pretty hilarious action sequence that involves an octopus driving a truck! And somehow the Disney magic makes this all entirely believable. Love it and I can’t wait to share Finding Dory with my own family this week.
FINDING DORY swims into theaters everywhere on June 17th!
Finding Dory Alex Woo Necklace Giveaway
The giveaway is open to residents of the US only, ages 18 and up. It will end on 6/27/16 at 11:59 PM EST. One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.The giveaway is open to residents of the US only, ages 18 and up. It will end on 6/27/16 at 11:59 PM EST. One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.
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Note: Disney covered my travel expenses to LA for the Finding Dory Red Carpet event and Disney press junket. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.