In the first trailer for Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” sequel “Finding Dory”—more than a decade after the original brought new meaning to the word “Whale”—Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful blue tang snores, “sleep swims,” and tries to remember her family, offering a reminder of the sweet humor that made “Nemo” a hit in the first place.
Set six months after “Nemo,” “Dory” re-teams DeGeneres with Albert Brooks’ neurotic clownfish, Marlin, and “Nemo” writer/director Andrew Stanton (who co-directed the sequel with Angus MacLane). She sets out to find her family—Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy voice her parents—on another oceanic adventure, and Pixar’s marketing campaign is clearly angling to tap into viewers’ nostalgia. The tagline on the first “Finding Dory” poster (below) echoes her motto from the first film, “Just keep swimming,” and indeed she has.
“Finding Dory” is due in theaters June 17, 2016.