Willem Dafoe Back for 'Finding Dory' & Says It's 'Better Than the First'

October 7, 2013
Source: Total Film

Finding Nemo

When Disney decided to push the release of Pixar's troubled production of The Good Dinosaur back to 2015, that also delayed the animation studio's developing sequel Finding Dory, the follow-up to the 2003 hit Finding Nemo. As audiences have assumed from the title, Ellen DeGeneres is back as the title character, the forgetful blue tang fish, and now we have word on one more returning character. In an interview with Total Film, actor Willem Dafoe revealed that he's already begun recording his voice work to return as Gill, the weathered and wise mentor from the fish tank in the first film, and he couldn't be more thrilled. Read on!

Dafoe actually sounds really excited about the sequel saying, "It’s even better than the first. It’s fantastic. It’s good to say I think it’s going to be better than the first; that’s good advertising!” But seriously, he's not just saying that as an empty promise. Dafoe added, "It’s difficult to repeat a success and so many years afterwards, but it’s really cool. I’ve done one session so far and I just am going to have such a good time.” Dafoe joins other returning cast members like Albert Brooks, and also new voices from Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy and Ty Burrell. We'll see how it turns out when the film arrives June 17th, 2016.

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  • Xerxexx
    Eh...didn't know there was fan demand for a follow up.
    • LosZombies
      But apparently not enough demand for Incredibles 2.
  • OfficialJab
    Sod right off, someone in the movie said it's better than the original??
    Although this was not necessary, I am happy to see some of the talent thinks it's good.
  • Cant wait for this one! the first was awesome and my daughter loves it.
  • LizLovesPOLLP
    Finally! With the love everyone still holds for the character from the first film, she will swim right back into their hearts with this follow up! Liz@POLLP
  • cobrazombie
    There's probably a lot of sweet Disney bucks in those Nemo toys. Like Cars.




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