Yesterday we gave you the new poster for the 2016 sequel to the Pixar classic Finding Nemo. Now Finding Dory has its first official trailer, released on Tuesday mornings Ellen DeGeneres Show. The sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo sees Ellen DeGeneres reprise her role as the loveable Dory, alongside Albert Brooks returning as the worrisome clownfish Marlin. The lopsided Nemo also returns for the sequel.
Joining the team are Eugene Levy (American Pie), Diane Keaton (First Wives Club), Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) and Ty Burrell (Modern Family). Judging by the trailer Finding Dory has a similar premise to the original film in that the main cast go on the hunt for a family member. The difference in Finding Dory is that this time it is Dory, Marlin and Nemo on the journey, rather than just Dory and Marlin. There appears to be plenty that fans of the original will recognise including the anemone home and the same school friends for Nemo. It is a shame that you don’t see much of the new characters, but that is something to look forward to.
Eugene Levy is voicing Dory’s Dad Charlie and Diane Keaton voicing Dory’s Mom Jenny. The original film captured the heart of an entire generation and is by far one of the most popular Pixar films ever made. Whilst there are any number that have produced an army of merchandise, and films such as Up, Inside Out and Wall-E are emotionally charged, Finding Nemo enamoured children and adults alike.
Finding Dory is gaining momentum in terms of marketing and has been garnering interest since it was announced at D23 in August 2015. Both the poster and the trailer leave a lot left to be revealed, and we can assume that there will be more to come before the film is released in June 2016.