On Monday, October 7 Comingsoon.net revealed that actor Willem Dafoe will return to voice the character of Gil in the computer animated film "Finding Dory," the highly anticipated sequel to "Finding Nemo" about fish that reunite with their families. The film is scheduled for release on June 17, 2016.
Dafoe had previously not revealed if he would return for the role, but also confirmed that the production is already underway. The actor calls the film "even better than the first" and the first film is the second highest grossing G rated film of all time. Released in 2006, "Finding Nemo" tells the story of a clown fish named Nemo, and his father's quest to rescue him from a fish tank in Sydney after Nemo gets captured trying to show how brave he is.
Dory is an amnesiac fish that Nemo's father Marlin encounters while searching for Nemo. Dory provides much of the comic relief in the film, and will be the prominent character in the sequel. Dafoe is the latest voice to return to the animated series, along with Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, Albert Brooks as Marlin, and the fish tank gang. Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton will joins the cast as the voices of Dory's parents.
The film will take place a year after the first film, and happen in the waters of the coast of California instead of Australia. The story follows Dory as she tries to reunite with her family the way she helped Marlin reunite with Nemo. The Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios film will be directed by Andrew Stanton, produced by Lindsey Collins, and written by Victoria Strouse.
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