Audiences first fell in love with the forgetful blue tang in 2003's Finding Nemo. On June 17, 2016, Disney-Pixar will reunite Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) with her clownfish friends Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (Albert Brooks) as she looks for answers about her past and her family in Finding Dory.
Directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Lindsey Collins, Finding Dory also features the voice talents of Ty Burrell as Bailey, a beluga whale; Willem Dafoe as Gill, a moorish idol; Diane Keaton as Jenny, Dory's mother; Eugene Levy as Charlie, Dory's father; Vicki Lewis as Deb (and her sister, "Flo," Deb's reflection), a four-striped damselfish; Kaitlin Olson as Destiny, Dory's sister, a whale shark; and Ed O'Neill as Hank, an octopus. Idris Elba and Dominic West also star.
Finding Dory picks up six months after the events of Finding Nemo, and will take place mostly in Marine Biology Institute of California. At the D23 Expo in August, Stanton explained why he felt the need to make a sequel. "I wanted to know that if this charming, forgetful fish ever got lost again, that she would be OK, that she would find her way home," the director said. "And at the end of Finding Nemo, I wasn't confident about that. So that's when I knew I had another story."