Finding Dory is going to be hitting theaters this summer, and the forgetful little bluefish is going to swim into moviegoers’ hearts once again. Disney and Pixar have recently revealed a number of new characters from the movie coming out in June, introducing them to the world. At the same time, Pixar has revealed the oldest character in their library and one of the longest running Easter Eggs as well.
The new film will have Dory going out on a journey to find her parents after she remembers that she still has a family. There will be a lot of new characters joining the Pixar world and Oh My Disney introduced the fans to some of those they can expect to meet this summer.
Finding Dory begins just six months after the ending of Finding Nemo, so not as much time has passed that has in real life.
Ellen DeGeneres is returning as the voice of Dory and Albert Brooks is back as Marlin. Nemo, has a new voice in Hayden Rolence because his original voice, Alexander Gould, has grown up and out of his childhood voice. Bob Peterson is Mr. Ray and Andrew Stanton returns as Crush and Squirt.
One new character that will be joining Dory in her quest to find her parents is Hank the octopus. He will be voiced by the incredibly talented actor Ed O’Neill. There is no doubt that he’s going to be a fun character, and he is just one of the many coming along with Dory, Marlin and Nemo.
Oh, and there’s a lot more to Hank than anyone realizes, but more on him later.
Director Andrew Stanton and Ed O’Neill (Hank) decided to reveal something to the Pixar-Disney fans around the world. Coming Soon let it be known that even though Finding Dory is the first time Hank has been recognized for his role, it’s not the first time he’s appeared in a Pixar film.
Actually, Hank is the oldest Pixar character there is, and he’s been hidden in plain sight for over 20 years in various Easter Eggs.
The official synopsis for Pixar’s Finding Dory gives full details on the journey that the forgetful little fish will travel this summer.
“Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer WALL-E), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17, 2016.”
Finding Dory has a fantastic, huge cast and is looking be a true gem to follow up Finding Nemo, which swam into theaters back in 2003. This new tale of family and love and doing whatever it takes to find them is one that Disney and Pixar fans are likely going to enjoy. While taking it all in, make sure to look for whatever new Easter Eggs are thrown in among the new characters. Oh, and keep your eye on Hank.
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