Our first Finding Dory plot details have emerged out of the Cannes Film Festival this week, thanks to Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter.
Lasseter spilled the beans about the Finding Nemo sequel, noting that Finding Dory won’t be a prequel, but will pick up six months after the events of the first film. The first film ended with Nemo, Dory and Marlin all together at the reef, with the trio of sharks dropping Dory off to her apparent new home. Finding Dory will see Dory learning about migration instincts as she sets off to find her family with Nemo and Marlin traveling with her.
Andrew Stanton will be returning as the director. We also already know that Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her role as the oft confused Dory, and Albert Brooks is returning to continue voicing Marlin, while Willem Dafoe will return as Gill and Vicki Lewis as Deb/Flo. New additions to the cast include Diane Keaton, whom will be voicing Dory’s mom Jenny, Eugene Levy (he’ll voice Dory’s dad Charlie), Ty Burrell as a beluga whale named Bailey, and Kaitlin Olson as Dory’s adopted whale sister. Apparently, Idris Elba and Dominic West will also have roles in Dory, although their character details are yet to be known.
As it stands right now, the only visual we have seen from Finding Dory is a piece of concept art floating around the web. The Finding Dory release date has been set to June 16, 2016. We’ll hopefully hear more about the Finding Dory plot soon.