Thirteen years ago, Pixar and Disney gave us Finding Nemo, a heartwarming tale of a father (fish) and the search for his missing son (also a fish). It still kind of blows my mind that there's going to be a sequel all this time later, and that it will focus on absent-minded Dory (Ellen DeGeneres). And even more exciting, it actually looks pretty good, going off this new trailer:
It's too early to say for sure, but I appreciate that Finding Dory looks like it will build on the first film rather than desecrating your memory of it - hey, I grew up in the age of direct-to-VHS Disney sequels like The Lion King 1 ½, it's a legitimate fear. I like the idea of learning more about Dory as she searches for her family, and the new characters like this whale shark girl will hopefully be just as quotable as the first crew.
Directed by Andrew Stanton and starring Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, and Eugene Levy, Finding Dory will open in US theaters on June 17, 2016 and UK cinemas on July 29, 2016.
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