At the D23 expo in Anaheim, Disney has revealed new information about its Finding Nemo spinoff, Finding Dory. In addition to casting (see below), we’ve learned that Dory — now living a quiet life in the reef, dealing with her forgetfulness — wants to find out where she’s from, and travels to “the Jewel of Monterey, California.”
The film will be co-directed by Nemo’s Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane (Toy Story of Terror), and will feature Diane Keaton as Dory’s mother Jenny, Eugene Levy as her dad Charlie, and Ed O’Neill as the curmudgeonly octopus Hank. Ty Burrell will also lend his voice to a beluga whale named Bailey (who believes he has a head injury), while a whale shark (who thinks she’s a whale) named Destiny will be voiced by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Kaitlin Olson. Also, Marlin and Nemo will be big parts of the new story, too.
You can also check out the first image (along with a still from the original concept art), which features Hank the octopus presumably carping away at a dejected-looking Dory, as well as the full press release below. Finding Dory is currently in production, and will open June 17, 2016.
DORY DIVES IN — Ellen DeGeneres (“The Ellen DeGeneres Show”), the voice of everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, took a dip with D23 EXPO attendees this afternoon, celebrating Disney·Pixar’s upcoming film “Finding Dory.” Joining DeGeneres on stage this afternoon were Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”), who lends his voice to Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”), the voice of Bailey, a misguided beluga whale; and Kaitlin Olson (“Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), who voices Destiny, a kind-hearted whale shark. Oscar®-winning director Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”), co-director Angus MacLane and producer Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”) offered new details of the all-new story, which reunites Dory with friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Also featuring the voices of Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy, Disney·Pixar’s “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016.