Disney has released the first poster for the Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. The film, directed by Finding Nemo helmer Andrew Stanton, follows Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) searching for answers about her past and her family with the help of Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo. This poster doesn’t tell you that, and it doesn’t really need to tell you much of anything because a Finding Nemo sequel is a license to print money. The film is arguably Pixar’s most valuable franchise. Cars can generate a lot of merchandise, and Toy Story matters to the company’s history, but Nemo is the generational movie. It swam its way into the heart of a generation that demanded the DVD be played on a constant loop, and there’s no way they’re going to skip the sequel.
Check out the first Finding Dory poster below. The film opens June 17, 2016, and also features the voices of Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ed O’Neill, and Ty Burrell.
Via IMP Awards.
Here’s the info that was offered 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.