A “Finding Nemo” sequel is finally happening.
Pixar assures the development of “Finding Dory” is underway, more than a decade after the blockbuster hit “Finding Nemo.”
In fact, Pixar is set to unveil the first official trailer for “Finding Dory” on Disney D23 Expo which is slated on Aug. 14-16 in Anaheim, California.
Although Pixar and Disney have shared some details of the movie to fans who waited for 13 years, there are still several speculations about the possible plot of the movie.
Some speculate that based on the title “Finding Dory”, Dory might go crazy and lose her “mental state.” She and Marlin will then venture into a journey to find herself again, Movie Pilot noted.
Another possible plot is that Dory may develop some sort of mental health problem, not that we didn’t know she has some dementia-like issues in “Finding Nemo.”
Notably, in a press released by Disney and Pixar, “Finding Nemo” director Andrew Stanton hinted on how the story of Dory will evolve, Ecumenical News reported.
“In ‘Finding Dory’ she will be reunited with her loved ones, learning a few things about the meaning of family along the way,” Stanton said.
Deadline reported that the sequel is set 6 months after “Finding Nemo.” Apparently, Dory will regain her memories and makes her way back to the place she was born, the Marine Biology Institute of California, and will team up there with Hank The Octopus.
Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter also hinted of the Loons, to whom he referred as “the Seagulls of the new movie. They’re so startlingly dumb it’s hilarious,” Deadline added.
In 2013, Ellen Degeneres, who voiced Dory, made the announcement on her show that a sequel has finally been approved. DeGeneres will still do the voice of Dory while Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy will voice Dory’s parents, according to Deadline.
“Finding Dory” will be released in 3D theaters on June 17, 2016.
Meanwhile, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios will also show off at Disney D23 Expo some footage of their other upcoming movies such as “The Good Dinosaur,” Zootopia” and “Moana.”