Despite the fact Andrew Stanton’s long-awaited animated sequel is arriving a full 13 years after its beloved predecessor, only six months have lapsed for aquatic life under the sea, and today’s series of posters for Finding Dory prove that Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful explorer is still as playful as ever.
Keeping up her habit of swimming (and swimming and swimming), the images are as much a showcase of Pixar’s vibrant rendition of the deep blue as they are a game of hide-and-seek.
Returning along DeGeneres for the adventure are Albert Brooks and Hayden Rolence – replacing Alexander Gould from the 2003 original – and it’s only when Dory catches sight of manta rays migrating home while attending a school trip with Nemo that she sparks a burning desire to find her wayward parents. It’s a desire she didn’t realize she had in the first place, of course, and Finding Dory will be all about trying to jog that unreliable memory of hers.
Opposite Brooks, Rolence and DeGeneres in the voice booth are Diane Keaton, Willem Dafoe, Dominic West, Ed O’Neill, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba and, as it was recently revealed, Michael Sheen in an unknown role.
Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory will just keep swimming all the way into theaters on July 17. That’s proving to be an increasingly crowded corridor for summer tentpoles, too, with the animated follow-up now sandwiched between Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond and genre relative Ice Age: Collision Course. But how will Stanton’s sequel fare come release?