Here’s How Finding Dory Honoured The Original Voice Of Nemo
If you saw Finding Dory in theatres this weekend—and really, if you didn’t, what were you doing with your life?—then you probably noticed that everyone’s favorite little clown fish sounded a little different.
While Dory’s story picks up just one year after her ocean-spanning adventure with Marlin, it’s actually been 13 years since the release of Finding Nemo IRL. So that adorable kid who voiced Nemo back in 2003? Yeah, he’s in his twenties now.
So director Andrew Stanton was forced to cast another young voice—this time, 12-year-old Hayden Rolence—as Nemo. But that doesn’t mean that the OG voice of Nemo, Alexander Gould, didn’t make the final cut of the film. In fact, Gould played a significant part in the film’s climatic action sequence.
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Toward the end of the film, Dory and her cankerous new friend Hank, a septapus, hijack a truck carrying fish from the Marine Life Institute from two very human adults. (We know this defies logic, but just suspend your disbelief for a minute.) One of those adults, Carl, is voiced by none other than 22-year-old Gould, EW points out. Whoa.
The more you know!