Finding Dory first footage to be released in D23 Expo; Dory is off to find her parents in next Pixar film
Dory will go on another adventure but this time she is off to find her family in Finding Nemo's sequel, Finding Dory. First footage for the film will be revealed in the D23 Expo along with other upcoming Pixar and Disney movies.
More than a decade after Finding Nemo was released in 2003, a sequel is now in the works and it will center on Dory and her quest to search for her parents Jenny and Charlie. Set six months after the events in Finding Nemo, the story will reportedly be based on Gabriela Cowperthwaite's documentary about Seaworld, entitled 'Blackfish'.
In the movie, Dory will go back to the institute where she was born, before she was released into the ocean. The institute is said to be a rehabilitation complex for marine and aquamarine life.
In her journey, she will reportedly come across a giant squid, a kelp forest, falling shipping containers, and a whale shark.
The first footage of the film is set to be featured in D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on August 14. The expo, entitled "Every Story is a Journey: The Upcoming Films at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios" will showcase footage of their upcoming films.
"Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar's upcoming The Good Dinosaurand Finding Dory and Disney Animation's Zootopia and Moana. The event will include surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by the films' star voice talent," Disney stated.
Ellen DeGeneres will be back to be the voice of Dory, while Albert Brooks will also be back as Marlin. New characters are expected to appear, such as Dory's parents, Charlie and Jenny whose voice will be by Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton, respectively. Also, Ty Burrell is part of the cast as the Beluga Whale, Bailey. Finding Dory has been slated to hit theaters in June 17, 2016.