‘Finding Dory’ Mother’s Day Promo Finds Our Friendly Fish in Search of Family

     May 8, 2016


In all the rush of Captain America: Civil War‘s domestic opening weekend, we haven’t really had the time to tend to this weekend’s other, far more important event: Mother’s Day! Pixar and Disney certainly haven’t forgotten, as they’ve taken the occasion to celebrate the holiday with a new promo trailer for Finding Dory. The short promo highlights the narrative’s family-focused bent, as the film primarily centers on the titular fish, voiced by the incomparable Ellen DeGeneres, searching for her parents, voiced by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy. Considering that mothers will likely be making up a large percentage of the audience for Finding Dory‘s opening weekend, it’s nice to see Pixar and Disney give thanks to a solid portion of the people who will be sitting next to the kids when their latest sequel bows on June 17th.

Here’s the Finding Dory Mother’s Day promo:

Here’s the most recent official synopsis for Finding Dory:

Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium.


In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his echolocation skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex innerworkings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.


Directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Lindsey Collins, the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17, 2016.



Image via Pixar Animation Studios

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