Hank and Dory in Finding Dory

Octopus Power! – Fun Facts About Hank and Friends From Finding Dory

For many watching Finding Dory, Hank became a new favorite character. But why does he only have seven tentacles? This and many other tidbits were shared in the bonus features of Finding Dory from Disney Movies Anywhere or Blu-Ray. Today, we share with you a few fun facts about Hank and the octopus family in general!

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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. 


suckers are found on Hank: 50 suckers on each of his seven arms.


rigging prims were created just for Hank’s simulation (the average character requires around 20).


weeks were required of the team of technical directors who were responsible for building and articulating Hank.


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.)