Though the title character voiced by Ellen DeGeneres will of course return in Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory, there are other fish in the sea. Thanks to a new image from the film, we have evidence of two new fish (technically, one’s a mammal) that will appear in the animated family friendly sequel. Kids and parents alike, get ready to get acquainted with Bailey the beluga whale and Destiny the whale shark!
In a chat with EW, who also bring us this first look at the new characters, voice actors Ty Burrell and Kaitlin Olson chat a bit about their aquatic counterparts and how they fit into the story of Finding Dory. Find out more after scoping out the characters in the new image below. Also featuring the voices of Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ed O’Neill, Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Willem Dafoe, Finding Dory opens in theaters on June 17, 2016.
Here’s our first look at Dory meeting Bailey and Destiny:
Set six months after Finding Nemo, the Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane-directed sequel finds Dory searching for her parents. Along the way, she stops by a marine rehabilitation center where she meets Bailey the beluga whale (Burrell) and his sweet whale shark pal Destiny (Olson). Burrell described their relationship as follows:
“My character isn’t great at his own sonar capability, and Destiny has trouble swimming straight.”
Which Olson elaborated on:
“We totally get on each other’s nerves. I like to think I’m a shark, but Bailey calls me a whale, and I make fun of his head, because it’s gigantic.”
“I’m a lot nicer in this movie than I am in my television show,” shares Olson, laughing. “You don’t really see Sweet Dee being sweet, ever. This character is. It was a lot of fun to play that and be vulnerable.”
As for the movie itself, Burrell sums up its message as follows:
“There’s always a deeper message with Pixar, and so much of it [in Finding Dory] is that these characters are trying to find faith in themselves. They’re trying to overcome their insecurities in order to help somebody in need.”
See how Finding Dory plays out when it hits theaters next summer. Here’s the info that was offered on Finding Dory from D23 this past August:
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.