The bad news: Dory (as voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) is about to go missing, hence the title of the highly anticipated Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. And now we have our first look at the film, which looks just as cute as you hoped it would.
On Monday, Pixar also unveiled the first poster for Finding Dory:
Good luck getting that song out of your head now. Just keep swimming…
Back at Disney’s D23 Expo in August, co-director Andrew Stanton explained why he wanted to make the sequel, saying, “I wanted to know that if this charming forgetful fish ever got lost again, that she would be okay, that she would find her way home. And at the end of Finding Nemo, I wasn’t confident about that.”
From the trailer, we learn that our favorite charming, forgetful fish is also a heavy sleep swimmer -- could that be how she got separated from her family in the first place? -- but will begin to have memories that send her on "an unforgettable adventure...she probably won't remember" to find her parents.
We also know that Dory will eventually end up at the Marine Biology Institute of California, where she’ll meet a septopus -- like an octopus, but missing one leg -- named Hank (Ed O’Neill), a beluga whale who thinks he has a head injury named Bailey (Ty Burrell), and Destiny (Kaitlin Olson), a whale shark that thinks she’s just a whale. Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy also lend voices to the cast.
Finding Dory hits theaters on June 17, 2016.
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