Finding Dory opened in theaters last week, and
after seeing the film Sunday, I decided to write my article this
week about my favorite character from the new film. Hank is a cranky
septopus. He only has seven tentacles instead of a normal octopus
who has eight tentacles. He can be found in 'The Good Dinosaur' and
'Finding Dory.' Andrew Stanton did a video which said Hank was in
every Pixar film ever made, but it was an April Fool's Day joke. He
can be found in the video games Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition and
Just Keep Swimming. In other merchandise you can find him in toys,
pins, clothing, mugs, and books.
We first meet Hank at the Marine Life Institute
where he is trying to get as far away as possible from everyone and
everything. He can count on Dory, Nemo, Bailey, Marlin, Mr. Ray,
Crush, Squirt, Destiny, Becky, Fluke, Rudder, Jenny, and Charlie.
His enemies include anyone trying to touch him, poke him, or grab
*FUN FACT* Andrew Stanton said 'The time spent to
make Hank work in the film was the equivalent to making another
pixar movie entirely.'
Hank is a red septopus who has a little orange,
tan, and yellow coloring in his skin. He has blue eyes which are
very baggy. He also has a very unique feature in the fact that he
can camouflage with anything he touches. He is cranky, very smart,
and is extremely loyal.
He is voiced by the extremely talented Ed O'Neill.
Ed also did the voice of Stan Litwak in Wreck-It Ralph, which is the
owner of the Arcade.
Hank can be found in Turtle Talk with Crush at
Disney California Adventure, and also in Epcot at Walt Disney World.
I absolutely loved this character and hope they do more with him in
the parks. He brought humor, intelligence, action, and heart to this
film. Make sure you stay after the credits for a fantastic clip with
a big easter egg.