Trailer: Finding Dory
Dory realises she misses her parents and embarks on a mission to find them.
March 3, 2016
It’s hard to believe it was 13 years ago that the world fell in love with a little clownfish named Nemo.
The hugely-successful 2003 Pixar animated film Finding Nemo grossed just under $US1 billion worldwide and became the best-selling DVD in history.
Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) and Marlin (Albert Brooks) in 2003’s Finding Nemo. Photo: Pixar
After a long wait, the trailer for sequel Finding Dory was finally released on YouTube overnight, and it looks like this film will have been worth holding out for.
Ellen DeGeneres – who voices iconic amnesiac fish Dory – exclusively shared the 90-second video on her YouTube channel, and shows all our favourite characters together again.
After helping single dad Marlin locate his abducted son Nemo, Dory will focus on finding her own family in Finding Dory.
Ellen DeGeneres announcing Finding Nemo sequel Photo: YouTube
Taking place six months after Finding Nemo, Dory suddenly recalls one of her childhood memories and goes on a mission to locate her family, aided by Marlin and Nemo.
The sequel will introduce a range of new characters, including a beluga whale voiced by Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell and a whale shark named Destiny, who is Dory’s adopted sister.
Dory’s parents will be voiced by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy.
The sequel has been in the works for more than a decade, delayed by disagreements between Disney and Pixar over the distribution over Pixar films.
In April 2013, Disney announced sequel Finding Dory, which was described by DeGeneres as long overdue.
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” DeGeneres said in a release.
“I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it.
“The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is – it’s got a lot more Dory.”
Australians will be among the first in the world to see Finding Dory when it hits local cinemas on June 16, one day ahead of the UK and US release on June 17.
Finding Nemo was set primarily in Australia after Nemo found himself in the fish tank of a Sydney Harbour dentist’s office.
In an interview with Fairfax Media last year, Pixar’s chief creative officer John Lasseter said Sydney had not been forgotten even though the movie is set in waters elsewhere.
“It starts in Australia,” he said. Even though directors Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich hadn’t visited Sydney until Finding Nemo was finished, its setting here sparked interest from other cities wanting to be in Pixar movies. “Every country wants to have their city in it, like Sydney in Nemo,” Lasseter said.
– with Garry Maddox