Since 2003, fans have been waiting to reunite with the “Tank Gang”, Marlin and the little Nemo, along with their forgetful blue fish friend, Dory. Pixar Animation Studios finally produced the sequel to the much-loved prequel, released by Walt Disney Pictures. With the talented voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell and Diane Keaton, among others, we can once again sail through the deep blue with ‘Finding Dory’.
The story takes from where it left us. We remember the Great Barrier Reef, home to the widower clown fish, Marlin and his son, Nemo, the famous one with the damaged flipper. Then there’s Dory, the beloved friend with a serious case of amnesia. After the heroic rescue of Nemo from 42, Wallaby Way, Sydney, we find the threesome back at home, with Dory constantly “sleep swimming”. She suddenly recalls having a family of her own, her parents Jenny and Charlie. She decides to find them, but it’s difficult, considering she can only remember a vague story of a trail of shells she needs to follow. Through a serious of happenings and mishaps, the soon-separated three friends – Marlin and Nemo at one end of the ocean and Dory at the other, they meet a number of colorful characters, all trying to get them back together and to a happy ending.
Ellen DeGeneres as Dory
Albert Brooks as Marlin
Hayden Rolence as Nemo
Ed O’Neill as Hank, the ill-tempered octopus
Diane Keaton as Jenny, Dory’s mother
Eugene Levy as Charlie, Dory’s father
Ty Burrell as Bailey, a Beluga whale
Idris Elba as Fluke, a friendly sea lion
Willem Dafoe as Gill, leader of the “Tank Gang”
Brad Garrett as Bloat, member of the “Tank Gang”
The movie was promoted greatly by DeGeneres herself, through her popular The Ellen Show and diehard fans have been waiting for over a decade for their favorite finned characters to hit theaters. The movie was successfully released on June 17, 2016 and grossed nearly $400 million in a little over a week.