Finding Dennis
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Film information

Directed by

Davis Doi
John Lasseter

Produced by

John Lasseter
Stephen Hillenburg

Written by

Michael F. Ryan

Starring

Frank Welker
Tara Strong
Ellen DeGeneres
Dame Edna Everage
Willem Dafoe

Music by

Thomas Newman
Louis Febre
Gregor Narholz

Cinematography

Matthew Lillard

Editing by

Matthew Lillard

Studio

JackxElsa Productions Rockz
The Jim Henson Company
Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon Movies
The Weinstein Company
Disney
Walt Disney Home Video
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
J.B. Eagle Films

Distributed by

Paramount Pictures

Release Date(s)

January 1, 2018

Rated

Rated PG

Running time

23 minutes

Language

English
Finnish

Budget

$302.10 million

Gross Revenue

$495.10 million

Followed by

Finding Dennis 2

Finding Dennis is a cartoon movie spoof and parody of "Finding Nemo" is created JackxElsa Productions Rockz and studios The Jim Henson Company, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, The Weinstein Company, Disney, Walt Disney Home Video, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and J.B. Eagle Films.. It will appear on YouTube in the near future. YIPPIE IT'S JANUARY 2018!

Plot

Two characters, Fred and his wife Daphne, are admiring their new home in the Great Barrier Reef and their clutch of babies that are due to hatch in a few days. Suddenly, a ghost with razor sharp blade named Phantasm attacks them, leaving Fred unconscious before kidnapped Daphne and all but one of their babies, Freddy names this baby Dennis, a name that Daphne liked.

A few years later, Dennis's first day of school arrives. Dennis has a happy boy, due to a minor injury to his baby from the Phantasm attack kidnapped his mother, which limits his swimming ability. After Fred embarrasses Dennis during a school field trip, Dennis disobeys his father and sneaks away from the reef towards a boat, resulting in him being captured by scuba divers. As the boat sails away, one of the divers accidentally knocks his diving mask into the water.

While unsuccessfully attempting to save Dennis, Fred meets Elsa, a princess with short-term memory loss. While meeting three thieves on a fish-free diet, Hans, a main villain, Joker, a great villain thief and Harley Quinn, a thief villain, Fred discovers the diver's mask that was dropped from the boat and notices an address written on it. However, when he argues with Elsa and accidentally gives her a nosebleed, the scent of blood causes Hans to lose control of himself and attempt to eat Fred and Elsa. The two escape from Hans but the mask falls into a trench in the deep sea. During a hazardous struggle with an frogfish in the trench, Elsa realizes she is able to read the words written on the mask, "Gaston Dimple 42 Wallaby Way Sydney." The address leads them to Sydney, Australia, and Odette manages to remember it. After receiving directions to Sydney from a large school of minions, Fred and Odette accidentally run into a bloom of sloths (with grey wolves) that nearly sting them to death; Fred falls exhausted after the risky escape and wakes up to see a surf-cultured sea superhero named White Pantera, who takes Elsa and him on the East Australian Current. In the current, Fred reluctantly shares the details of his journey with a group of young sea humans; his story spreads rapidly across the ocean through word of mouth and eventually reaches Dennis in Sydney.

Meanwhile, Dennis's captor - Gaston Dimple, a dentist - places him into a human tank in his office on Sydney Harbour. There, Dennis meets a group of aquarium fish called the "Prison Gang", led by a crafty and ambitious leader of Detective Batcave named Batman. The "Prison Gang" includes Obelix, a big French friend; Homer Simpson, a Simpson leader orphan; Margaret Wade, a best friend; Invincibubble, a superhero invincible bubble; Boss Baby, a new baby brother; and Aurora, a princess. The human are frightened to learn that the dentist plans to give Dennis to his niece, Darla, who is infamous for killing a goldfish given to her previously, by constantly shaking her bag. In order to avoid this, Batman gives Dennis a role in an escape plan, which involves jamming the misfit's filter and forcing the dentist to remove the human from the misfit to clean it manually. The human would be placed in plastic bags, at which point they would roll out the window and into the harbor. After a friendly rooster fly named Foghorn Leghorn visits with news of Fred's adventure, Dennis succeeds in jamming the filter, but the plan backfires when the dentist installs a new high-tech filter.

Upon leaving the East Australian Current, Fred and Elsa become lost and are eaten by a yellow with blue giant dinosaur named Greymon. Inside the Greymon's mouth, Fred desperately tries to escape while Odette tries to communicate with it. In response, the Greymon carries them to Sydney Harbour and expels them through his blowhole. They are met by Foghorn, who recognizes Fred from the stories he has heard and rescues him and Elsa from a flock of hungry henchmen piglets by scooping them into his beak and taking them to the dentist's office. By this time, Darla has arrived and the dentist is prepared to give Dennis to her. Dennis tries to play dead in hopes of saving himself, and, at the same time, Foghorn arrives. Fred sees Dennis and mistakes this act for the actual death of his son. When Foghorn suddenly gets thrown out the window by the dentist, Buzz helps Dennis escape into a drain through a sink after a chaotic struggle.

Overcome with despair, Fred leaves Elsa and begins to swim back home. Elsa then loses her memory and becomes confused, but meets Dennis, who has reached the ocean through an underwater drainpipe.

Elsa's memory is restored after she reads the word "Sydney" on a nearby drainpipe and, remembering her journey, she guides Dennis to Fred who changes his sadness to happiness. After the two joyfully reunite, Elsa is caught in a fishing net with a school of grouper. Dennis bravely enters the net and directs the group to swim downward to break the net, reminiscent of a similar scenario that occurred in the human misfit earlier. The human, including Elsa, succeed in breaking the net and escape. After some days, Dennis leaves for school once more and Fred is no longer overprotective or doubtful of his son's safety, proudly watching Dennis swim away into the distance.

Back at the dentist's office, the high-tech filter breaks down and The Prison Gang have escaped into the harbor, but realize they are confined in plastic bags of water that the dentist put them into (when their plan has now worked) while cleaning the prison.

Voice Cast

Character/Voice Cast/Voice Dubbed
Character US English Cast Brazilian Portuguese Dubbed European Portuguese Dubbed
Fred Jones, Jr. Albert Brooks Júlio Chaves Rui Paulo
Dennis Mitchell Tara Strong Pedro Alcântara Rodrigo Paganelli
Elsa Ellen DeGeneres Maíra Góes Rita Blanco
Eugene Flynn Fitzherbert Austin Pendleton Wendel Bezerra Hugo Rendas
Obelix Brad Garrett Wellington Muniz João Lagarto
Aurora / Jasmine Vicki Lewis Carla Pompílio Helena Laureano
Margaret Wade Allison Janney Fernanda Baronne André Maia
Buzz Lightyear Willem Dafoe Guilherme Lopes Paulo Oom
Rex Bob Peterson Gutemberg Barros José Jorge Duarte
Hans Barry Humphries Guilherme Briggs Fernando Luís
Joker Eric Bana Luiz Antônio Loube Carlos Macedo
Harley Quinn Arleen Sorkin Sabrina Sato António Machado
Greymon Tim Curry
The Phantasm Dee Bradley Baker
Minion John Ratzenberger Eduardo Dascar Fernando Gomes
Violet Parr Erica Beck Bianca Salgueiro Carolina Sales
Daphne Blake Elizabeth Perkins Izabel Lira Carla de Sá
Pinocchio Erik Per Sullivan Thiago Farias Pedro Gil
Theodore Jasper Detweiler Jordan Ranft Bernardo Coutinho Filipe Feio
Patrick Star Jerome Ranft Marco Antônio Abreu Vítor Norte
Hercules Andrew Stanton Leonardo Camilo Pedro Pernas
Manny Rivera/El Tigre Dane Boe Júlia Castro António Machado
Foghorn Leghorn Geoffrey Rush Luiz Antônio Loube João Reis
Homer Simpson Dan Castellaneta Carlos Silveira Fernando Gomes
Gaston Dimple Burke Moses Hércules Fernando Carlos Paulo
Darla Dimple LuLu Ebeling Victória Ficher Maria Barbosa
Belle Dimple Susan Egan Renata Lima Carla de Sá
'Lord'Ralphie Jim Ward Jorge Lucas Hideyuki Umezu
Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible Phil Proctor Maurício Berger Naomi Kusumi
Robin Carlos Alazraqui Felipe Grinnan Katsumi Suzuki
Kayley Katherine Ringgold Isabelle Cunha Carolina Sales
Announcer Affonso Amajones Flávia Alessandra

Brazilian Version:

  • Additional Voices: Carlo Silveira, Marcelo Pissardini, Luiz Carlos de Moraes, Marcelo Campos, Luiz Antônio Loube, Tom Cavalcante, Luiz Antônio Loube, Wendel Bezerra, Arlete Montenegro, Renato Márcio, Isaura Gomes, Marli Bortoleto, Raquel Marinho, Júlia Castro, Cecília Lemes, Magda Crudeli, Hugo Picchi, Bussunda, Fernando Gomes.
  • Studio: Sigma (SP)
  • Midia: Cinema/DVD/Blu-Ray/VHS
  • Diretor of Dubbing: Andrea Murucci
  • Translator of Subtitling: Sérgio Cantú

Portuguese Version:

  • Portuguese Version: Heitor Lourenço, Jorge Mourato, Joel Constantino, Cláudia Cadima, Santiago Aguirre, Pedro Rascão.
  • Studio: Somnorte
  • Midia: Cinema/DVD/Blu-Ray/VHS

Official Trailer/DVD Menu

Character US English Cast Brazilian Portuguese Dub
Fred Jones, Jr. Albert Brooks Júlio Chaves
Princess Tiana Ellen DeGeneres Maíra Góes
Dennis Mitchell Tara Strong Pedro Alcântara
Syndrome Dame Edna Everage Guilherme Briggs
Abis Mal Bruce Spence Hamilton Ricardo
Sa'Luk Eric Bana Renato Rabelo
Foghorn Leghorn Geoffrey Rush Luiz Antônio Loube
Hercules Andrew Stanton Leonardo Camilo
Manny Rivera/El Tigre Nicholas Bird Júlia Castro
Humpty Dumpty Jerry Nelson Jerry Nelson
Quintet of Wooden Ducks Jerry Nelson Jerry Nelson
Obelix Brad Garrett Wellington Muniz
Rex Bob Peterson Gutemberg Barros
Narrator William Williams (trailer) Luiz Feier Motta (trailer)

Cast (Remake)

  • Fred Jones (Scooby-Doo) as Marlin
  • Roshan (AKA Baby Dennis) (Ice Age) as Nemo Egg
  • Dennis Mitchell (Dennis the Menace) as Nemo
  • Ruff (Dennis the Menace) as Nemo's pet
  • Elsa (Frozen) as Dory
  • Batman (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) as Gill
  • Invincibubble (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water) as Gurgle
  • Obelix (Asterix and the Vinkings) as Bloat
  • Margaret Wade (Dennis the Menace) as Peach
  • Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) as Bubbles
  • Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty) as Deb
  • Jasmine (Aladdin) as Flo
  • Boss Baby (The Boss Baby) as Jacques
  • Foghorn Leghorn (Looney Tunes) as Nigel
  • Minion (Minions) as The School of Moonfish
  • Rodolfo Rivera/White Pantera (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera) as Crush
  • Manny Rivera/El Tigre (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera) as Squirt
  • Rex (We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story) as Mr. Ray
  • Hans (Frozen) as Bruce
  • Joker (Batman: The Animated Series) as Anchor
  • Harley Quinn (Batman: The Animated Series) as Chum
  • Jerry (Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring) as Blenny, The Worried Fish
  • Frogfish (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie) as Anglerfish
  • Henchmen Pigs (Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil) as Seagulls
  • Greymon (Digimon Data Squad) as Whale
  • Bugs Bunny as Jerald
  • TJ Detweiler (Recess) as Tad
  • Violet Parr (The Incredibles) as Pearl
  • Human Pinocchio (Pinocchio: The Series) as Sheldon
  • Phantasm (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm) as Barracuda
  • Robin (Young Justice) as Phil (Tad's Dad)
  • Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles) as Ted (Pearl's Dad)
  • Ralphie as Bob (Sheldon's Dad)
  • Daphne Blake (Scooby-Doo) as Coral
  • Darla Dimple (Cats Don't Dance) as Darla Sherman
  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast) as Babara Sherman
  • Gaston (Beauty and the Beast) as Phillip Sherman
  • Alley Dogs (Oliver & Company) and Wolves (Beauty and the Beast) as The Jellyfish
  • Odette (The Swan Princess) as Sponge Bed Mother Fish
  • Alise (The Swan Princess) as Sponge Bed Guppy
  • Kayley (Quest For Camelot) as Kathy
  • The Scuba Divers as Itself
  • Alley Snails (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Crabs
  • The Bunch of Bats (Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island) as The Krill
  • The Both with Sword to Fighting as Swordfishes
  • Tanya Mousekewitz (An American Tail) as Sea Turtle
  • The Sheeps as Dolphins
  • Mother Pig (Merrie Melodies) as Mother Fish
  • The Piglets (Merrie Melodies) as Guppies
  • Various Characters Students as Other Fish Students
  • Timmy Turner (The Fairly OddParents) as Jimmy
  • Various Characters as Fishes
  • Boneyard Werewolf (Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King) as Mr. Johanson
  • Various Headed Turkeys as Lobsters
  • Human Kidnapped Fishermen Boat as Fishermen
  • Humpty Dumpty (The Muppet Show)/Little Chicks (Shaun the Sheep) as Crab/Himself

It Stars w/ Features in the Remake of the Film

Songs

  • Song at The Opening Credits ("Finding Dennis" Opening Theme) - Futurama Theme
  • Rex's Song - Let's Name the Species by Bob Peterson
  • Odette's Song (After Starting to Remember Where Dennis) - Dory's Ditty
  • The Thieves Meeting - Fish are Friends, Not Food
  • Dennis Starts Remember Where Fred - Where's My Dad?
  • The Cave of Wonders - "Just Keep Swimming" by Ellen DeGeneres
  • The Minions' Introduction - Just Keep Swimming
  • Song During Alley Dogs and Wolf - Sid's Sing Along
  • Off Ramp - Go With The Flow
  • When Odette Separates from Fred - Hallelujah
  • Song at The Finale - Real Gone by Sheryl Crow
  • Song at The End Credits - "Somewhere Beyond the Sea" by Robbie Williams
  • Alternate Song at The End Credits (If I Decide Not to Use "Beyond the Sea") - Mega Move and Ninja Man

Original Music Composer by Thomas Newman

  1. Opening
  2. The Moat Monster
  3. Roshan (AKA Baby Dennis)
  4. Finding Dennis Theme Song
  5. First Day
  6. Journey To School
  7. Joke / Rex
  8. To Dropaway / Rex's Song
  9. Dropaway Reveal
  10. Boat / Hate You
  11. Out To Sea / Divers
  12. Lost
  13. Odette / Boat / Odette's Ditty
  14. Meet Rothbart
  15. Misfit are Friends, Not Food / Thief Meeting
  16. Thief Chase / Little Brown Jug
  17. Dennis Tank
  18. Bubbles
  19. Darla Dimple / Stuck / Buzz Lightyear
  20. Frog Fish Chase
  21. Minions / Just Keep Swimming
  22. Trench / Squeaker
  23. Odette's Sing Along
  24. Fred to the Rescue / Save the Day
  25. Miss Your Dad
  26. Filter Attempt
  27. Turtle Drive
  28. News Travel
  29. Pround / Stops Filter
  30. Darla / Filth / Offramp
  31. Go With The Flow
  32. Lost In Fog
  33. Swallowed / Scum
  34. Greymon
  35. Sydney Harbour
  36. Net For Dennis
  37. Henchmen Little Pigs
  38. Gull Chase
  39. Office Frenzy
  40. Hallelujah
  41. Alley Snails / Dennis & Odette
  42. Odette Remembers
  43. Fishing Ground / Odette Trapped
  44. The End of Finding Dennis
  45. Swim Down
  46. Dennis Hurt
  47. Ending / Real Gone
  48. Somewhere Beyond the Sea
  49. Mega Move
  50. Ninja Man
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