After a few teasers and mini-trailers, Disney and Pixar have finally delivered a full-size look at their much-anticipated sequel Finding Dory. The trailer was first unveiled on The Ellen Show’s official Youtube channel. Watch it above.
The trailer hints at Dory’s sad origins story, as well as giving us a lighter-hearted look at the new friends she will make in the film — including Idris Elba’s sea lion Fluke, who reveals just why his kind bark so much. It also reintroduces old favourites Marlin and Nemo (plus everyone’s favourite surfer turtle Crush) who are there for Dory in her newfound quest to reunite with her long-lost parents.
Some are worried this could be a needless sequel to a cast iron modern classic, but the strength of this trailer gives us hope that Finding Dory will be another prize catch from Pixar.
Here’s the synopsis for the movie:
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.
Finding Dory is directed by Finding Nemo‘s Andrew Stanton. It will surface in cinemas on 17 June in the US.