Finding Dory is now three weeks away and it only took Pixar 13 years to get here, so they better deliver a worthy sequel to Finding Nemo.
In 13 years we’ve seen franchises come and go, and in that time Disney bought Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. Back then Pixar would open maybe one movie every two years. Suffice it to say the landscape is not the same today, with most animation studios releasing two features a year (even Pixar did it in 2015). Despite everything else changing, Finding Dory still look very much like Finding Nemo, and I say that as a compliment. This is classic Pixar and I love it. Now we just need them to hurry up with The Incredibles 2 (June 2019), and maybe throw in there a Ratatouille sequel too (the original is one of my Pixar all-time favorites).
“Six months after the events of the first film, Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories. Remembering something about “the jewel of Morro Bay, California”, accompanied by Nemo and Marlin, she sets out to find her family. She arrives at the Monterey Marine Life Institute, where she meets Bailey, a white beluga whale; Destiny, a whale shark; and Hank, an octopus, who becomes her guide.
Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane directed Finding Dory, with a screenplay by the same Andrew Stanton. In the animation you’ll hear the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Idris Elba, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ed O’Neill, Dominic West, Ty Burrell and many others.
Finding Dory opens June 17th in the US and around the world.