We’re still two years out before the sequel to Finding Nemo makes a big splash into theaters. Ellen’s big announcement last year almost broke the Internet. But today Pixar President Jim Morris revealed some information about the setting of Finding Dory and the answer may surprise you. Find out after the break where our fishy friends will keep swimming.
While at the Comic Con Experience event in Brazil, Morris discussed some details about Finding Dory, which will follow the plight of the Pacific regal blue tang fluent in whale as she finds out about her past that leads her to the Marine Biology Institute of California. It is here that Dory learns that she was born and raised in this facility meant to rehabilitate marine wildlife, then released into the ocean. Could this be the reason why Dory has issues with short term memory?
In Finding Nemo, it seemed as though Dory’s rampant forgetfulness acted as a comic relief gag for audiences. However, Finding Dory may give an explanation for Dory’s affliction concerning memory loss. And, of course, being that it is a Pixar film, I am sure some laughs will be shared and tears will be shed along the way as we discover the origins of Dory.
The film takes place several months after the events of Finding Nemo with Dory now living with Marlin and Nemo. Her journey begins when she accompanies the young clownfish on a class field trip which triggers memories of her family.
Ellen DeGeneres will, of course, be reprising her role as Dory and her parents will be voiced by Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. Albert Brooks will also be returning as Marlin, Nemo’s father. Others joining the cast are Ty Burrell of Modern Family fame and The Wire’s Idris Elba and Dominic West. Returning to direct is Andrew Stanton.
Finding Dory will be released in theaters on July 17, 2016.
Source: Comic Book Movie