Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past.
In 2003, Pixar further cemented its crown atop the animated film industry with the cultural behemoth Finding Nemo. It was her way of telling her underwater friends – and us – to keep moving forward no matter what life throws our way. “And Destiny is one of a few that we’ll come across who help Dory on her journey to figure out her past and find her parents”. The cartoon amphibian, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, suffered from short-term memory loss while swimming through the ocean helping poor Marlin (Albert Brooks) find his son.
The first trailer, released in early November, didn’t give much insight into plot or personnel, though a press release issued by Disney said that the sequel would take place off the shore of Monterey, California, just six months after the action in “Nemo” concludes. Joining her in the voice cast are Ed O’Neill as Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Ty Burrell as Bailey, a misguided beluga whale; and Kaitlin Olson as Destiny, a kind-hearted whale shark.
“Finding Dory” has been set for a June 17, 2016 release.
Andrew Stanton (WALL-E), who wrote the screenplay for and co-directed Finding Nemo, returns as screenwriter and co-director (with Angus MacLane).