Finding Dory will feature the voices of Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy, playing the parts of Dory (Ellen DeGeneres)’s long lost parents. Ty Burrell also joins the cast as a new sidekick character called Bailey, a whale.
The sequel to Finding Nemo will take place one year after the first film, even though it was actually released in cinemas a decade ago. It will be director Andrew Stanton’s first sequel, and it turns out the decision wasn’t entirely a creative one…
Speaking with the LA Times, the vice president of Pixar said: “There was polite inquiry from Disney [about a Finding Nemo sequel]. I was always ‘No sequels, no sequels.’ But I had to get on board from a VP standpoint.
“[Sequels] are part of the necessity of our staying afloat, but we don’t want to have to go there for those reasons. We want to go there creatively, so we said [to Disney], ‘Can you give us the timeline about when we release them? Because we’d like to release something we actually want to make, and we might not come up with it the year you want it.'”
Pixar also has some original movies in the pipeline, including The Good Dinosaur about our prehistoric friends, and Inside Out that takes place inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl.
Finding Dory will be released November 2015. Finding Nemo: The Collector’s Edition is available on DVD for £14.75 from Amazon UK.