"Finding Dory" is here to answer all those who wondered if there would ever be a sequel to "Finding Nemo". The first look, release date and plot details were revealed by the director on 14 August at Disney's D23 Expo.
On Friday, director Andrew Stanton spoke about how "Finding Dory" just happened, even when he wasn't sure about making a "Finding Nemo" sequel, reports Entertainment Weekly.
"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," he said.
The story revolves around a forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, who is brought to an ocean sanctuary facility where wounded animals are treated and re-released into the wild.
The report said that it was a star-studded presentation and went on for about four hours. The event was attended by Ellen DeGeneres (voice of Dory) along with "Modern Family" stars Ed O'Neill (voice of Hank the Octopus) and Ty Borell (voice of white beluga whale), among others.
The makers also unveiled the first look of the film. The clip featured Dory, who has come back to senses after a fainting spell and she is shown recalling how she needs to go back to her home in California, all the way across the ocean, reported EW.
The clip starts with Dory remembering something. "Dory's instincts are telling her to go home," Nemo tells his father. As she stares into the blue void of the ocean, it hits Dory: "My Mom, my Dad. I have a family. They don't know where I am!" She knows she needs to get to Monterey, but California's all the way across the ocean. Marlin is obstinate, even though he previously went on a death-defying quest. "The only way to travel in the first place is so you don't have to travel ever again," Marlin says. "All I know is that I miss them. I really, really miss them," Dory says. "Do you know what that feels like?" Marlin looks at Nemo. He sighs. He knows. "Dad, you can get us all the way across the ocean, right?" Nemo asks. Marlin sighs again. "No," he says. "But I know a guy."
"Finding Dory" is scheduled to be released on 17 June, 2016.