Today is the day!!! Disney Pixar’s highly anticipated movie Finding Dory hits theaters everywhere today, June 17th!
Last month I had the privilege to take a sneak peek at the first 33 minutes of Finding Dory while at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, and I seriously loved it. I’ve been patiently waiting to see what happens next, and finally it’s release day! Yay!
To celebrate this awesome release I have some fun goodies for you and your family! You can download FREE Finding Dory printable coloring pages for your kids (or yourself!), activity pages, family tree printable, maze printable, and connect the dots activity pages below:
Free Finding Dory Printable Coloring Pages & Free Finding Dory Activity Pages for Kids
Be sure to swim into to your closest movie theater and watch Finding Dory with your family today or this weekend! It’s a film you surely won’t want to miss!
Finding Dory can also be experienced by low-vision and blind audiences. Details on this amazing news in the official press release below:
“FINDING DORY” WELCOMES LOW-VISION AND BLIND AUDIENCES
TO THE MOVIE THEATER FOR GROUNDBREAKING EXPERIENCE
Audio Descriptive Narration Available in Theaters for the First Time Via Disney Movies Anywhere App
BURBANK, Calif. (June 16, 2016) – As Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” swims into theaters this week, low-vision and blind fans are invited to enjoy the film alongside family members in theaters, thanks to a breakthrough in independent moviegoing. Smart-syncing audio description, a new feature introduced to in-home audiences four months ago on the Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) app, heads to theaters nationwide for the first time with the release of “Finding Dory.” Accessed via one’s own iPhone® or iPad® and a set of ear buds, the feature provides users with free audio description that elegantly narrates important on-screen action for those who can’t always follow along visually.
More than 21 million people in the United States are blind or visually impaired. While all feature films include a track for the blindness community, until now, these tracks have been accessible only by utilizing special gear provided by a limited number of individual theaters. The DMA app, downloaded via iTunes onto an iPhone® or iPad® running iOS 7 or above, accesses the mobile device’s microphone to “listen” to the big-screen presentation and syncs the audio descriptions accordingly so users can hear both the descriptive narrative and the film’s original audio. Pixar has invited members of the visually impaired community to focus group screenings for more than eight years in an effort to craft the narration in the most effective and enjoyable manner possible.
Earlier this week, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler included Disney Movies Anywhere among five winners of its Advancement in Accessibility Award, which recognizes achievements in communications technology for those with disabilities.
“Finding Dory” is the 17th Disney•Pixar film to feature the complimentary audio accessibility via the DMA app, which is currently only available in the U.S. Audio synchronization technology is provided by Audible Magic.