13 years after Finding Nemo became a box office sensation, fans will get to reunite with these beloved characters under the sea in Disney Pixar's long-awaited sequel Finding Dory. Now that Nemo (Hayden Rolence) has been reunited with his father Marlin (Albert Brooks), this father-son duo help their friend Dory reunite with her family. In honor of the Mother's Day holiday, Disney Pixar has released a new TV spot that shows how excited the forgetful Dory is to finally remember her mother.
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. The all-new big-screen adventure dives into theaters this summer, taking moviegoers back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film. The story takes place six months after the events of Finding Nemo, with Dory 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. We see in this TV spot from the Disney Pixar YouTube page that Dory can't wait to reminisce with her mother, even though she can't remember anything they did together.
The animated movie sequel was originally set at an aquarium theme park, but the studio changed its mind after watching the documentary Blackfish, which showcased the dangers of keeping whales in captivity. The story now takes place at the California Marine Biology Institute, where Dory was born and raised. New characters such as an octopus, sea lions and a beluga whale will be featured in Finding Dory.
Finding Dory's voice cast introduces a number of new characters, including Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy, who will 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. Ed O'Neill also joins the voice cast as crusty old Hank the octopus.
In addition, we have another video from Finding Dory, with voice actors Ellen DeGerneres and Diane Keaton wishing everyone a Happy Mother's Day. Finding Dory is directed by Andrew Stanton, who directed the original Pixar masterpiece, and produced by Lindsey Collins. Finding Nemo won the 2003 Academy Award for best animated feature, but we'll have to wait and see if this sequel has what it takes to win Oscar gold next year. Finding Dory will hit theaters on June 17, going up against Warner Bros.' action-comedy Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Take a look at this heartwarming Mother's Day TV spot for Finding Dory, and stay tuned for more on this animated sequel.