Finding Dory is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo. Andrew Stanton, who directed the original film, will return as writer and director, alongside Angus MacLane as the co-director. The film is scheduled to be released on June 17, 2016. It has also been confirmed that characters from the first film will appear in the sequel, including Dory, Nemo, Marlin and the “Tank Gang”.
Finding Dory will be focused on the amnesiac character Dory, and will explore the idea of her being reunited with her family. The film will take place six months after the events of Finding Nemo and will be set off the coast of California.
Prior to work on Finding Dory, Disney planned to make a Finding Nemo sequel without Pixar’s involvement through Circle 7 Animation, a studio Disney announced in 2005 with the intention to make sequels to Pixar properties. . However in 2006 Circle 7 was shut down by Disney without ever having produced a film.
In July 2012, it was reported that Andrew Stanton was developing a sequel to Finding Nemo, with Victoria Strouse writing the script and a schedule to be released in 2016. However, the same day the news of a potential sequel broke, director Andrew Stanton posted a message on his personal Twitter calling into question the accuracy of these reports. The message said, “Didn’t you all learn from Chicken Little? Everyone calm down. Don’t believe everything you read. Nothing to see here now. #skyisnotfalling” According to the report by The Hollywood Reporter published in August 2012, Ellen DeGeneres was in negotiations to reprise her role of Dory. In September 2012, it was confirmed by Stanton, saying: “What was immediately on the list was writing a second Carter movie. When that went away, everything slid up. I know I’ll be accused by more sarcastic people that it’s a reaction to Carter not doing well, but only in its timing, but not in its conceit”. In February 2013, it was confirmed by the press that Albert Brooks would reprise the role of Marlin in the sequel.
Finding Dory is scheduled to be released on June 17, 2016 in 2D, Disney Digital 3-D and RealD 3D. It will also be released to IMAX theaters.
Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, a Pacific regal blue tang.
Albert Brooks as Marlin, a clownfish, Nemo’s father.
Hayden Rolence as Nemo, a young clownfish, Marlin’s son. He was voiced by Alexander Gould in the previous film.
Diane Keaton as Jenny, Dory’s mother.
Eugene Levy as Charlie, Dory’s father.
Kaitlin Olson as Destiny, a whale shark.
Ty Burrell as Bailey, a beluga whale.
Ed O’Neill as Hank, an ill-tempered octopus.
Willem Dafoe as Gill, a moorish idol who was one of Nemo’s fellow tank inhabitants in the first film.
Vicki Lewis as Deb (and her sister, “Flo”, Deb’s reflection), a four-striped damselfish who was one of Nemo’s fellow tank inhabitants in the first film.
Bob Peterson as Mr. Ray, a stingray who was Nemo’s school teacher in the first film.
Andrew Stanton as Crush, a sea turtle in the first film.