'And she just kept swimming.' That's the tagline of the new Disney Pixar sequel Finding Dory. The story of the 2003 blockbuster smash hit Finding Nemo continues in this latest animated adventure. And as we can gather from this cool blue one-sheet, the ditzy surgeon fish has gone missing. The full-length trailer is going to arrive tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10.
Even though it will have been 13 years since we last saw Nemo and all his pals, Finding Dory begins just six months after the first movie came to an end. Ellen DeGeneres is back to reprise her role as the title character. She is living what appears to be a nice, quiet life swimming amongst the other clown fish. But after setting off with Nemo on a class trip to see manta rays migrate back home, she becomes a bit homesick herself. This leads the forgetful blue tang on a quest to discover where she truly comes from. Pixar President Jim Morris has this to say in a previous interview.
"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."
The voice cast of Finding Dory is made up of new names and familiar faces. Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy are set to voice Dory's birth parents. Other cast members include Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe, Vicki Lewis, Idris Elba and Dominic West. Albert Brooks reprises his role as Marlin, a clown fish who is overly cautious with his son, Nemo, who has a foreshortened fin. And Ed O'Neill is playing a crusty old octopus named Hank.
The movie was originally set at a aquarium theme park, but the filmmakers changed their mind after viewing the controversial Sea World documentary Blackfish, which looked at the dangers of keep killer whales in captivity. Pixar decided to instead have the plot take place at a Marine Biology Institute, which hopefully puts them on the right side of history. Some of the movie is also set along the California coastline, which will offer an opportunity to introduce fans to a whole new cast of colorful characters.
Andrew Stanton, who directed Finding Nemo in 2003, returns for this latest Disney Pixar undersea adventure. Finding Dory is coming to theaters around the world in summer 2016. While we await the first exciting trailer, catch Dory's tail as it sails off into the deep recesses of the cold dark sea in this first teaser poster. Who else is excited for this sequel?