Turns out Dory may not “just keep swimming,” because the majority of the plot for the sequel to Finding Nemo will take place out of the ocean.
Pixar’s President, Jim Morris recently released some interesting plot points to the highly anticipated sequel, simply titled Finding Dory– after all, the dopey blue tang fish was the favorite part for many, and helped to ensconce Ellen Degeneres as a class-A comedienne.
The new movie will be set several months after its predecessor, in the same coral reef in which we last left our intrepid guppies. Dory goes with Nemo on a field trip, which triggers some memories about her family and past life – ending with the fish’s search for her parents.
Morris also revealed that the majority of the film will take place at an aquarium. “The movie will be mostly set at the California Marine Biology Institute, a huge complex of sea life rehabilitation and aquarium, where Dory was born and raised,” Morris says. “We will get to meet new characters, like an octopus, sea lions, a beluga whale, among others.”
Thankfully, Ellen Degeneres and Albert Brooks will be returning to reprise their roles as Dory and Marlin, but we can also expect actors Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton to be thrown into the mix as Dory’s fishy folks.
Degeneres announced the impending release of the sequel back in 2013, and she couldn’t have been more thrilled:
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. 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.”
Watch Ellen’s announcement below.
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