‘Finding Dory’ adds comedy stars to voice cast

Actors from 'Modern Family', 'SNL' and 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' for 'Finding Nemo' sequel

Disney-Pixar have confirmed the full voice cast for Finding Dory, the eagerly anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo.

Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks reprise their roles as Dory and Marlin, while (as reported) Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy lend their voices to Dory’s parents, Jenny and Charlie. The fim’s starry voice cast also includes Idris Elba as Dominic West as a pair of sea lions named Fluke and Rudder.

Yesterday (March 30) it was confirmed that Bill Hader and Kate McKinnon will cameo as a fish couple who cross paths with Dory. Torbin Bullock (Toy Story) voices a “kooky loon” named Becky.

Modern Family actors Ed O’Neill and Ty Burrell play an octopus named Hank and a beluga whale named Baileywill respectively.

Meanwhile, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia actress Kaitlin Olson will play a whale shark named Destiny. Bob Peterson will be back as Mr. Ray while Andrew Stanton and Bennett Dammann voice the father-son turtle duo Crush and Squirt.

The sequel’s plot follows Dory as she discovers that she was born and raised at a marine life institute before being released on to the ocean. When she visits the institute on a school trip, her memory is jogged and she and Nemo set off on a journey to find her family.

Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton is also steering the sequel, and wrote its script too. Finding Dory is set for release on June 17.

Released in May 2003, Finding Nemo grossed more than $878million (£562million) at the box office worldwide and won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Plans for a sequel first emerged in 2012.