by Justin Cook
It looks like fans will have a lot to look forward to with 2016’s Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to the Pixar classic Finding Nemo. President of Pixar Jim Morris revealed some very interesting information about the upcoming film while recently speaking at the Comic Con Experience in Brazil.
As expected, Dory will be the main focus of this Finding Nemo sequel. The film will take place only six months after the first film in the series, which is a bit surprising considering that when Dory is released in 2016, it will be over 13 years after the release of Nemo back in 2003.
Regardless, when we meet up with Dory once again she will be living with the clown fish and attending school with Nemo. Overall, she leads a quiet life, but still struggles with her forgetfulness. After a field trip to watch manta rays migrate, Dory feels homesick and realizes that she wants to learn about where she came from.
“The movie will be mostly set at the California Marine Biology Institute, a huge complex of sea life rehabilitation and aquarium, where Dory was born and raised. We will get to meet new characters, like an octopus, sea lions, a beluga whale, among others,” said Morris.
The film’s setting was originally meant to be an aquatic waterpark, but the documentary Blackfish made the studio change the setting and retouch the plot, seeing just how poorly killer whales are treated at parks like SeaWorld.
Ellen DeGeneres will be reprising her role as Dory for the film, as well as Albert Brooks as Marlin.
New additions to the cast include Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy as Dory’s parents, Charlie and Jenny. Modern Family star Ty Burrell also has a part in the film as a Beluga whale named Bailey.
The film truly sounds like a worthy sequel to Finding Nemo, and has potential to be another critically and financially successful Pixar film. Co-directors Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane do not seem like they will be letting fans of the franchise down.
Pixar will be tackling a slew of projects over the next few years, including 2015’s Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur, 2017’s Toy Story 4 and much more.
Finding Dory will be swimming to a theater near you on June 17, 2016.
Source: Collider; Comic Con Experience (Jim Morris)