Pixar's upcoming "Finding Nemo" sequel, "Finding Dory," just uncovered a huge trove of information about the film's cast, plot, and setting.
"Dory" focuses on the titular fish (once again voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), and picks up only a few months after the 2003 original left off. Dory is living on the reef with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo, and joins Nemo on a class field trip, which triggers memories from her past.
The intel was revealed by Pixar president Jim Morris during a recent appearance at CCXP (Comic Con Experience) in Brazil, where Morris also discussed the primary setting for the flick. A large portion of the film will take place at the Marine Biology Institute of California, described as a large rehabilitation complex for aquatic life where Dory was born, and from which she was released into the ocean at a young age.
In addition to the familiar faces of Dory, Nemo, and Marlin, the sequel will also introduce several new characters, including Dory's parents, Jenny (Diane Keaton) and Charlie (Eugene Levy); a beluga whale named Bailey (Ty Burrell); and an octopus and sea lions. Those latter creatures don't have definitive casting announcements yet, though "The Wire" alums Idris Elba and Dominic West are rumored to be joining the film in some capacity.
"Finding Dory" opens on June 17, 2016.
[via: Slash Film]
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