Finding Dory

(2016)

“Finding Dory” takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.

Pixar's John Lasseter on ‘Good Dinosaur’ & ‘Finding Dory’

Pixar's John Lasseter on ‘Good Dinosaur’ & ‘Finding Dory’

Disney Pixar's John Lasseter arrived at the Cannes Film Festival today for a two-hour presentation that offered new details on the studio's slate of upcoming animated movies. The filmmaker presented The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Toy Story 4, Zootopia and Moana to the Cannes crowd, all of which will be released between 2015 and 2017. John Lasseter presented clips from all of the aforementioned projects, except for Toy Story 4, and while those videos haven't been made available yet, the filmmaker did offer plenty of new details about each project.

Finding Dory (June 17, 2016) is set just six months after the events of 2003's Finding Nemo, where Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), Nemo and Marlin (Albert Brooks) reunite and go on a journey to find the forgetful Dory's parents (Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy). The sequel will include adventures such as a jaunt through the Pacific Ocean where shipping containers have fallen off several boats, encounters with deadly squid and the introduction of two new friends, an octopus and a "whale-shark" named Destiny, who thinks she's a whale but is actually a shark.

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Pixar's ‘Finding Dory’ Story and Setting Revealed

Pixar's ‘Finding Dory’ Story and Setting Revealed

While Pixar has a full upcoming slate that includes next summer's Inside Out followed by The Good Dinosaur in November, along with the much anticipated debut of Toy Story 4 in 2017, one of their most anticipated projects is a sequel to the 2003 classic Finding Nemo. Omlete recently caught up with Pixar President Jim Morris, who spoke about the 2016 release. He offered the first new information we've heard about this follow-up in quite sometime, revealing the story and the setting.

While Finding Dory originally had a different story set in place, Pixar changed direction after the studio screened Blackfish, which follows the plight of a killer whale held in captivity at SeaWorld. The movie was originally set at an aquatic park, but the filmmakers hope that this change to a Biology Institute will set them on 'the right side of history'.

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‘Finding Dory’ Reunites ‘Wire’ Stars Idris Elba and Dominic West

‘Finding Dory’ Reunites ‘Wire’ Stars Idris Elba and Dominic West

While fans keep waiting for The Wire reunion to happen, series stars Idris Elba and Dominic West are set to "reunite" on the big screen in a much different way. Dominic West revealed in a recent interview that both he and Idris Elba are voicing characters in the Pixar animated sequel Finding Dory.

No details were given regarding the characters both Idris Elba and Dominic West are voicing in the animated sequel, but they join a cast that includes Finding Nemo stars Ellen DeGeneres (Dory), Albert Brooks (Marlin) and Gill (Willem Dafoe). New cast members include Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy as Dory's parents, Jenny and Charlie, and Ty Burrell as Bailey. The story revolves around Dory trying to reunite with her family.

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Willem Dafoe Returns as Gill in ‘Finding Dory’

Willem Dafoe Returns as Gill in ‘Finding Dory’

Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres are also returning as Marlin and Dory, and we reported in August that Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy are lending their voices to Dory's mother and father, Jenny and Charlie, along with Ty Burrell as Bailey. The story revolves around Dory finally reuniting with her family.

Andrew Stanton is directing from a screenplay by Victoria Strouse (Little Fockers). We reported last month that Disney pushed the animated sequel from November 25, 2015 to June 17, 2016.

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Disney Shifts the Release Dates of ‘Maleficent’, ‘The Good Dinosaur’ and ‘Finding Dory’

Disney Shifts the Release Dates of ‘Maleficent’, ‘The Good Dinosaur’ and ‘Finding Dory’

Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar have made a few changes to their upcoming release slate, moving Maleficent up while pushing The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory back.

Maleficent, which was originally slated to open on July 2, 2014, is now debuting on May 30, 2014. As of now, its only competition is the Seth MacFarlane Western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West on May 30, 2014. Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning star in this live-action revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty, told from the villain Maleficent's point-of-view.

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‘Finding Dory’ Voice Cast Announced and New Characters Revealed

‘Finding Dory’ Voice Cast Announced and New Characters Revealed

Director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E) and producer Lindsey Collins (co-producer WALL-E) shared exciting voice cast announcements for Disney Pixar's Finding Dory. Joining Ellen DeGeneres, who provides the voice of Dory, are Albert Brooks as the voice of Marlin, Diane Keaton as the voice of Dory's mom Jenny, Eugene Levy as the voice of Dory's dad Charlie, and Ty Burrell as the voice of Bailey. Check out the new photo released with the announcement.

The all-new big-screen adventure dives into theaters Nov. 25, 2015, taking moviegoers back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film. Finding Dory reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.

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Pixar's ‘Finding Dory’ Photo Announces Fall 2015 Release Date

Pixar's ‘Finding Dory’ Photo Announces Fall 2015 Release Date

According to Stanton, Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory's life.

Finding Nemo won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature; the film was nominated for three additional Oscars (Best Writing, Original Screenplay; Best Music, Original Score; Best Sound Editing). It was also nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical. In 2008, the American Film Institute named Finding Nemo among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made. At the time of its release, Finding Nemo was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all time. It's currently the fourth highest grossing animated film worldwide. The film has more than 16 million Likes on Facebook, and Dory-with more than 24 million-is the most Liked individual character from a Disney or Disney•Pixar film.

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Albert Brooks Confirmed to Return as Marlin in ‘Finding Nemo 2’

Albert Brooks Confirmed to Return as Marlin in ‘Finding Nemo 2’

Ellen Degeneres is reprising her role as Dory from the 2003 classic ‘Finding Nemo’ for this Disney Pixar sequel.