Hank Fun Facts & Power to the Octopuses Video Clip #FindingDory

Since we're close to the release of "Finding Dory" on Blu-ray on Nov. 15, 2016, I'm sharing some fun facts about the creation of Finding Dory's favorite Octopus, Hank.

Finding Dory Hank 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.)

Still want more Hank info? Then check out this bonus clip "Power To The Octopuses"

"Finding Dory" is available on Digital HD and Disney Movies and will released Blu-ray™ Nov. 15, 2016.

Finding Dory Bluray

From the Academy Award®–winning creators of Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” (Best Animated Feature, 2003) comes an epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart.

When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them...with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who’s convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark.

The film’s playful and plentiful bonus offerings include
  • “Piper,” the theatrical short film starring an irresistible sandpiper hatchling 
  • An all-new mini short featuring interviews with Dory’s pals from the Marine Life Institute 
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the most challenging character Pixar has ever created 
  • Never-before-seen deleted scenes, including a digital exclusive featuring the Tank Gang from “Finding Nemo” who make it their mission to get Marlin and Nemo to the Marine Life Institute; and much, much more.

To learn more about FINDING DORY, visit www.disney.com/findingdory

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