Finding Dory is still quite a bit away (A year and a half roughly!) but Pixar has revealed some of the plot details for the animated sequel. The details come from Pixar President Jim Morris during an interview with Omelete (via Collider).
The Finding Nemo sequel picks up six months after the first film. Dory is 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.
“The 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,” Morris says. “We will get to meet new characters, like an octopus, sea lions, a beluga whale, among others.”
Ellen DeGeneres returns to voice the titular character while Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy voice Dory’s parents. Apparently, the setting was initially supposed to be elsewhere but it was changed after Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s controversial Sea World documentary Blackfish released and caused quite the stir.
Finding Dory will also see the return of the first film’s cast including Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang with voice actors returning also including Albert Brooks and the addition of Willem Dafoe, Dominic West, Ty Burrell and Idris Elba.
Andrew Stanton returns as director. Walt Disney Pictures will release the film on June 17, 2016