New Story Details Emerge on Pixar's Aquatic Sequel 'Finding Dory'
Disney has set the Pixar Animation sequel Finding Dory for release on June 17th, 2016, which is still over a year and a half away. However, since this is an animated film we're talking about, a lot of the details on the film are already firm since it takes so long for the film to be completed. We know that because over a year ago, Pixar was already working on a new ending for the sequel to Finding Nemo due to the backlash against SeaWorld following the damning details revealed in the documentary Blackfish. Other than that details on the film that is being co-directed by Pixar veterans Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane ("Toy Story of Terror") have been relatively scarce, but some new tidbits have surfaced today. More below!
We already knew that the story was going to follow Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) and Marlin (Albert Brooks) on a journey to find the former forgetful fish's family. Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton have already been named as Dory's parents Charlie and Jenny, and there's also a beluga whale voiced by Ty Burrell. And now Pixar president Jim Morris has revealed to Omelete (via Comic Book Movie) that a big part of the film will take place at the Marine Biology Institute of California, a huge rehabilitation complex for marine and aquarium life. Dory discovers that she was born and raised there, only to be released into the ocean when she was young. Surely we'll meet plenty of new characters at the institute. Sound good?