The long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s second highest-grossing film of all time Finding Nemo, is not expected to hit theaters until the spring of 2016. However, we are already learning some important details behind Finding Dory.
Pixar President Jim Morris spoke to the crowd at The Comic Con Experience in Brazil, and revealed some intriguing details about the setting and plot of the film.
According to Morris, the story in Finding Dory takes place just six months after the first movie. Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, goes with Nemo on a class trip. During the trip, memories trigger a case of home sickness for Dory, which leads her on a quest to find her true home.
Morris also revealed that the majority of the film will take place at the Marine Biology Institute of California,
“The movie will be mostly set at the California Marine Biology Institute, a huge complex of sea life rehabilitation and aquarium, where Dory was born and raised. We will get to meet new characters, like an octopus, sea lions, a beluga whale, among others.”
We know two of those new characters will be Dory’s parents, voiced by Eugene Levy (Eyebrows) and Diane Keaton. The beluga whale Morris mentioned will be voiced by Ty Burrell.
Finding Dory will open in a theater near you June 17, 2016. Keep your eyes open for posters, trailers, etc! We will have them all for you.