Your First Face-To-Face With Almost Every Character In Finding Dory
Pixar is introducing Nemo fans to the cast of the upcoming sequel to the 2003 movie. Finding Dory, which puts Ellen DeGeneres’ familiar fish character at the centre of the story, features new undersea creatures and old, most of which are voiced by big name comedic actors.
“It really is a whole new chapter this time,” says director Andrew Stanton. “We’re introducing new characters—each with his or her own unique voice. Everyone has something special to offer, which makes it fun and elevates the whole story.”
DeGeneres, of course, is back in her role as the forgetful blue tang, Dory. The sequel sees her suddenly remember her family (or at least the fact that she might have one). Spurred on by this half-memory, she sets off to find her parents.
An indebted Marlin, voiced again by Albert Brooks, reluctantly agrees to join her in her quest, bringing his eager clownfish son Nemo (Hayden Rolence) along for the adventure.
Also returning for the follow up is Mr. Ray (staple Pixar voice actor Bob Peterson).
The cast of brand new Dory characters includes names you’ll likely know:
Idris Elba and Dominic West are a pair of lazy sea lions who take nap time very seriously.
Dory’s parents Jenny and Charlie (Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy) make their debut.
Ed O’Neill joins the cast as a cephalopod one arm short of being an octopus.
Torbin Bullock plays a loon called Becky while Ty Burrell voices Bailey, a beluga whale who’s one of the Marine Life Institutes most difficult patients.
There’s a father/son turtle team who lend their vast knowledge of the underwater seascape to Dory, Nemo, and Marlin. Dory director Stanton voices the turtle dad.
FInally, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Kaitlin Olson plays the biggest fish in the sea” a whale shark called Destiny. Two characters we’re still waiting to see are the fish couple voiced by Saturday Night Live favourites Bill Hader and Kate McKinnon.
Finding Dory splashes into theatres on June 17. Until then, just keep swimming.