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Finding Dory Fun Facts and Power to the Octopuses Bonus Clip

November 01, 2016

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Curious about all the details and weird facts about the work that went in to creating Finding Dory's favorite Octopus, Hank? Well we have some great new Fun Facts and a bonus clip about Hank to share with you! 

 

Finding Dory "Power To The Octopuses"

 

When Dory finds herself in the Marine Life Institute, Hank is the first to greet herWhen Dory finds herself in the Marine Life Institute, Hank is the first to greet herCourtesy of Disney•Pixar

HANKS FUN FACTS

LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN – When designers were working on Hank, the cantankerous octopus in Finding Dory, they created tapered tentacles for the cephalopod. The tentacles were modeled separately from the body, but when they tried to attach them, only seven would fit. Filmmakers later decided that it made sense that Hank would have an affliction, so they worked it into the script.

  • 350 suckers are found on Hank: 50 suckers on each of his seven arms.
  • 11,041 rigging prims were created just for Hank’s simulation (the average character requires around 20).
  • 118 weeks were required of the team of technical directors who were responsible for building and articulating Hank.
  • 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.)

Dory encounters an array of new and old acquaintances, including a cantankerous octopus named HankDory encounters an array of new and old acquaintances, including a cantankerous octopus named HankCourtesy of Disney•Pixar

Finding Dory swims home on November 15th!

Finding Dory Blu-rayFinding Dory Blu-rayCourtesy of Disney•Pixar
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