Reprising her star role as Pixar’s forgetful fish is Ellen DeGeneres, only this time around she won’t be crossing the high seas in search of 42 Wallaby Way. Settling into life alongside her newfound Clownfish family – voiced by the returning Albert Brooks and Hayden Rolence, who replaces Alexander Gould from the 2003 original – Finding Dory sends out titular adventure on a quest to find her wayward parents.
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After catching wind of stingray migration while dropping Nemo off to school, Dory ignites a primitive desire to return home and, ultimately, discover (rediscover?) her aquatic roots. Along the way, she’ll just keep swimming to meet friends old and new, including an amicable whale that immediately recognizes Dory’s dulcet tones – she does speak whale, after all.
Joining Brooks, Rolence and DeGeneres in the star-studded voice booth are Diane Keaton, Willem Dafoe, Dominic West, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Ed O’Neill, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba and Michael Sheen in an unknown role.
Finding Dory is aiming to make a big splash when Andrew Stanton’s long-awaited sequel hits theaters on June 17. Thirteen years is an awful long stop-gap between one film and its sequel, but we remain confident that Pixar’s follow-up can find its audience.