This next film wins the “what took them so long?” award. Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, is currently Disney and Pixar’s most popular character, with 25 million “likes” on Facebook. Finally she gets to headline her own movie, and also bring back a few friends. The ten years later follow-up to Finding Nemo, next year’s Finding Dory features the comic stylings of DeGeneres, the world’s funniest guy* Albert Brooks as Marlin, Diane Keaton as Dory’s mom Jenny, Eugene Levy as Dory’s dad Charlie, and Ty Burrell as Bailey.
Ed O’Neill, Idris Elba, and Dominic West are also expected to have roles in the film under the eye of master animator John Lasseter with music by Thomas Newman.
Check out this first trailer for Finding Dory:
Look for Finding Dory next June in theaters.
*When Johnny Carson asked Carl Reiner who was the funniest person he’d ever seen, Reiner responded “Mel Brooks and a kid named Albert Einstein”. Einstein was his son Rob’s friend who hung out at the Reiners telling jokes, and later changed his name to Albert Brooks.