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The setting and certain plot details for Pixar’s sequel to Finding Nemo have apparently been revealed.
Titled Finding Dory, the sequel is set for release on June 17, 2016 with Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks returning to voice the roles of Dory and Nemo. Meanwhile, Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy will lend their voices to Dory’s parents, Jenny and Charlie.
According to a news article translated from Portuguese by Slashfilm, Pixar’s president Jim Morris revealed at the recent Comic Con Experience in Brazil that the sequel will mainly take place at a rehabilitation centre for underwater life called the ‘Marine Biology Institute of California’.
DeGeneres’s Dory will apparently discover that she was born and raised at the Institute before being released onto the ocean. When Dory and Brooks’s Nemo go on a school trip, presumably to the Institute, Dory’s memory is jogged and she and Nemo set off an an adventure to find her family.
Finding Nemo‘s director Andrew Stanton has returned to steer the sequel, whose starry voice cast also includes Idris Elba, Dominic West, Ty Burrell and Willem Dafoe.
Released in May 2003, Finding Nemo grossed over $878 million (£562 million) at the box office worldwide and won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Plans for a sequel first emerged in 2012.