Disney and Bandai Announce Finding Dory Toys

Posted on January 27, 2016

Disney-Pixar's animated film, Finding Dory, will arrive in movie theaters on June 17, 2016. The highly anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo puts the focus on Dory who is voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. Disney has partnered with Bandai for a line of toys based on the characters.

Disney says the line will include interactive toys, playsets, bath toys, plush toys and more. One of the featured products is the My Friend Dory interactive soft figure. My Friend Dory will say 50 different phrases.

Other toys items include Swigglefish Figure Assortment. Disney says the Swigglefish showcase a "unique fun fish motion." This Bandai video shows you how to care for toys in the Swigglefish collection.

The toys will likely be fully introduced at the upcoming Toy Fair in February. The toys will arrive on store shelves in May 2016.

Josh Silverman, executive vice president global licensing, Disney Consumer Products, says in the announcement, "Disney∙Pixar's Finding Dory presents a great opportunity for us to extend the adventures of these cherished characters through innovative products. Working with Bandai, we were able to come up with fun and creative ways to translate ocean life into engaging toys that fans of all ages will love."

There's also a toy by Bandai based on the whale shark Destiny.

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