‘Finding Dory’ New Trailer Unveils Dory’s Origin Story

Dory and Hank in Finding Dory
Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres) and a cantankerous octopus named Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill) in ‘Finding Dory’ (Photo © 2015 Disney•Pixar)

Disney•Pixar’s new trailer for the much-anticipated Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory, reveals a little about poor forgetful Dory’s childhood. The just-released trailer also introduces some of the new characters Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) will be encountering as she searches for her family. Directed by Andrew Stanton (he also directed Finding Nemo), the voice cast includes Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, and Diane Keaton.

Pixar’s launching Finding Dory in theaters on June 17, 2016.

Finding Nemo is the fifth highest grossing animated film of all time, and Disney reports Dory is the “most liked individual character from a Disney or Disney•Pixar film.” Released on May 30, 2003, Finding Nemo went on to earn four Academy Award nominations, winning in the Best Animated Feature category. The animated fish tale opened to $70 million domestically and made $936 million worldwide before exiting theaters.

The Plot: 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?

Watch the Finding Dory trailer: