Though it might not be seen as the invincible hit machine it once was anymore thanks to slight misstepps like The Good Dinosaur, Pixar Animation Studios remains a consistent source of excellent filmmaking, as proven by last year's Inside Out. Yeah, they make more sequels than they used to, but sometimes those sequels can build on their predecessors in surprisingly moving ways (see Toy Story 3). This year, after sequels to Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Cars, Pixar's going to try to revisit one of their most beloved worlds again with Finding Dory.
Director Andrew Stanton, who's been a part of Pixar's feature film success since the beginning and delivered triumphs like WALL-E, returns us to the world of Finding Nemo this summer, and as the title suggests, this time it's Nemo and Marlin's forgetful pal Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) who goes missing, not because of some random mishap, but because she has something extremely rare to her: a memory. When something in her brain triggers this memory, she recalls that she has a family and sets off to find them, while Marlin and Nemo try to figure out where she's gone.
Today, DeGeneres used her daytime talk show to reveal a new trailer for the film, which gives us that very simple plot and then serves to remind us what it was about Finding Nemo that we loved so much, the journey. It's really just an underwater road movie with talking fish, and that gives Stanton and the rest of the Pixar team the chance to weave in plenty of amusing vignettes, from a camoflauging octopus to Dory's old best friend (voiced by Kaitlin Olson). Check it out:
Finding Nemo is one of Pixar's best films, so Finding Dory's got some big shoes to fill. We'll see if it pulls it off on June 17.
(Via The Ellen Show)