New ‘Finding Dory’ Poster

Finding Dory

Disney and Pixar have released the first poster for their highly-anticipated sequel, Finding Dory, which features the return of Ellen DeGeneres as the ditzy title surgeon fish.

Finding Dory picks up six months after the first movie, with Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) living a quiet life among the clown fishes. After going with Nemo on a class trip to see manta rays migrate back home, her home sickness leads the forgetful Dory on a quest to find where she came from.

Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy voice Dory’s parents, and the setting was apparently changed early on after Pixar screened Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s controversial Sea World documentary Blackfish. Setting the film at a Marine Biology Institute instead of an aquatic park will hopefully put the filmmakers on the right side of history.

Pixar president Jim Morris had this to say about the film:

he movie will be mostly set at the California Marine Biology Institute, a huge complex of sea life rehabilitation and aquarium, where Dory was born and raised. We will get to meet new characters, like an octopus, sea lions, a beluga whale, among others.

Finding Dory hits theaters on June 17, 2016.

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