Disney was kind enough to bestow the first 27 minutes–that’s right, 20-freaking-7 minutes–of Pixar’s Finding Dory during their time in the spotlight at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday. According to Entertainment Weekly, though asked not to give away the beginning of the film to others not lucky enough to be in attendance, the first several minutes reacquaint audiences with beloved fish friends Dory (voiced by Ellen Degeneres), Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) as well as introducing us to some new characters.

Finding Dory focuses on the beloved blue tang who famously suffers from short-term memory loss yet suddenly begins to remember. Just what can she recall now? Her parents, for one (voiced by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy) as well as where she came from. She embarks on an adventure to return to ‘The Jewel of Morro Bay,’ located in California, to reunite with her family. In case you live under rock and don’t know, Finding Dory is the sequel to the insanely popular Finding Nemo.


finding nemo, finding dory, touched the butt

If you were the parent of a small child in 2003 you’ve heard this line more times than ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’


Other talents lending their voices to the film include Ed O’Neill, Idris Elba (seriously, is there anything he isn’t in this year?–not that we’re complaining), Dominic West, Bill Hader, Kate McKinnon, Michael Sheen and Ty Burrell. Quite the impressive roll call.

EW also dispensed another minor spoiler by stating that Sigourney Weaver voices herself. Wonder how on earth that fits into the story.


ghostbusters, keymaster, sigourney weaver

If aliens, ghosts or Na’vi are involved, this movie could prove to be very surprising.


We’ll uncover these perplexing mysteries soon enough when Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17. In the meantime, enjoy the latest trailer via Disney/Pixar:



Images/video via Walt Disney Studios, Columbia Studios