As we venture into 2015 the news on upcoming Pixar films is becoming plentiful. While most recently the news has surrounded Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur, this past Saturday during the CCXP – Comic-Con Experience in Brazil, Omelet, who was in attendance (via /Film) shared the small plot detail that was revealed regarding Finding Dory. This highly anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo has been shrouded in secrecy with only a few details emerging until now.
During the presentation titled “Hilarious Mind Pixar” (loosely translated from Portuguese), the President of Pixar Animation Studios, Jim Morris showed the crowd newly developed software which was used to create schools of fish as well as unveiled that the main film setting will take place in the Marine Biology Institute of California just a few months from when Finding Nemo left off. While Dory attends a class trip with Nemo, she remembers moments from her past leading the trio to the Institute (which is more of a rehabilitation center) where they encounter many new characters.
As Dory continues on her journey learning that she was born in the Institute, then released into the ocean while still young, leaves us speculating that she will reunite with her mom (Jenny, voiced by Diane Keaton) and dad (Charlie, voiced by Eugene Levy) in captivity. Morris also revealed that in addition to Bailey, the Beluga whale (voiced by Ty Burrell) some new characters will also include an octopus and sea lions just to name a few.
As always, we’re excited to see Andrew Stanton’s vision come to life on the big screen as he guides his team through another story which will most certainly tug at our heartstrings. Finding Dory is scheduled to be released on June 17, 2016.