If you saw Finding Nemo (and all of us did), you’ll agree that Dory, the very confused fish with severe memory problems, was the breakout star. Now, after years of waiting, Dory’s finally got her own movie, and it looks like it’s going to reduce every member of the audience to a sad sack of tears when it comes out in June.
The trailer, which dropped today, features Dory, Nemo, and Nemo’s dad looking for the titular fish’s family, which she has only now remembered exists. What follows is a rollicking quest to find Dory’s relatives, with the aid of sea creatures voiced by Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, and Eugene Levy. According to Entertainment Weekly, Willem Dafoe and Idris Elba also star.
Here’s what director Andrew Stanton had to say about making a sequel:
“I wanted to know that if this charming, forgetful fish ever got lost again, that she would be OK, that she would find her way home,” the director said. “And at the end of Finding Nemo, I wasn’t confident about that. So that’s when I knew I had another story.”
Wonder how many kids will want to become marine biologists after seeing this, only to have their dreams dashed by the knowledge that, realistically, a fish this hapless would be eaten by a predator before she even had a chance to remember what a family is.
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