A brand new trailer for Disney/Pixar's Finding Dory will debut exclusively on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Wednesday, March 2! To kick off the announcement, we have an all-new TV spot that asks: "Have You Seen Her?" Ellen DeGeneres returns as Dory, and she is game to go hunting for this missing friend. Until she realizes that it's her! Oh, no! Will she be able to find her way home?
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 in 2016, 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.
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 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. Ed O'Neill also joins the voice cast as a crusty old octopus named Hank.
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. The film was nominated for three additional Oscars (original screenplay, original score, sound editing). It was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best motion picture-comedy or musical. Stay tuned for the big trailer reveal next week, which Dory will be introducing herself! Until then, enjoy this quick sneak peek!