‘Finding Dory’ Release Date, Trailer: Story & Message Revealed by Ellen DeGeneres?

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Not just the fans, but the main character as well are all excited for the much awaited release of “Finding Dory.” Ellen DeGeneres reportedly spilled the beans on the film’s story and message.

“I think that fish should be in the ocean. It’s what this whole sequel is about: It’s about rehabilitation and putting them back in the ocean … And we have to protect our oceans,” DeGeneres explained during her interview with Yahoo! News at the recent Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA.

“Hopefully that discussion starts with this film, because we really need to protect that environment,” she added.

Apart from constantly revealing teasers on her self-titled talk show, Ellen also confirmed previous reports about the “Finding Dory” story — the film will be about Dory’s journey to find her real parents in a marine rehabilitation facility.

Meanwhile, new characters are said to be working with the much awaited film, Movie News Guide revealed.

In addition to the powerhouse cast composed of DeGeneres as Dory, Willem DaFoe as Gill and Albert Brooks as Marlin, “Modern Family” star Ty Burell will be voicing “Bailey the beluga whale,” his co-star Ed O’Neill will be “Hank the octopus” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” actress Kaitlin Olson will be playing as “Destiny the whale shark.”

On the other hand, Nemo’s appearance on the sequel seems to be unconfirmed. But according to an update posted by Cross Map,  Alexander Gould’s voice might have gotten deeper so he was replaced by Hayden Rolence.

Meanwhile, the site also noted that director Andrew Stanton were at first doubtful in creating the sequel but change his mind afterwards.

“I wanted to know that if this charming forgetful fish ever got lost again, that she would be okay, that she would find her way home. And at the end of Finding Nemo, I wasn’t confident about that. So that’s when I knew I had another story.”

Aside from Stanton, Angus MacLane and Lindsey Collins joined the team as his co-director and producer as well.

“Finding Dory” kicks off in theaters on June 17, 2016.

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