The Finding Dory Trailer Is Touching And Silly

The first trailer for Pixar’s new film, Finding Dory, showed us that the incredibly forgetful fish had finally remembered something. She has a family somewhere. Now we have begun to see a bit more about what this journey will entail. We get to see some old friends, and meet some new ones, when the sequel arrives. Check out the newest trailing for Finding Dory:

We know that Finding Dory will find the memory impaired fish, voiced by Ellen Degeneres, searching for her family. The new trailer specifically tells us that she has parents out there someplace that she finally remembers. Apparently, it is a discussion of animal migration that triggers the idea that she has a home to go back to. There are a couple of really interesting items here. One is that Dory’s memory problem has been a lifelong issue. She runs into a shark, who thinks she’s a whale, that she used to be friends with, voiced by Kaitlin Olson, and her friend tells her how she used to enjoy telling her her stories over and over again. The second item is that the separation of Dory and her parents was either done by choice, or forced by circumstance, for some reason. A brief flashback sequence appears to have Dory’s mother telling her child that her parents will never forget her. A child Dory is heard to ask, "What if I forget you?" This is going to make us cry again, isn’t it?

Nemo, and his father Marlin, aren’t the only old friends that we’ll be seeing in Finding Dory. The movie looks to open with the same school of fish that we saw in the first film taught by Mr. Rey. We also see Marlin back in the East Australian Current, or a similar jet stream, with Crush the sea turtle. If we had to guess solely off of the trailer, it looks like Marlin may be giving chase to Dory in the same way that he went after his son in Finding Nemo. While we see both of them throughout the trailer, they seem to be spending much of their time apart. Including when she runs into the octopus named Hank. They other reason it looks like Dory may have run off on her own, is the hashtag they’re using to promote the film. Expect to see a lot of marketing material asking the question #HaveYouSeenHer.

Finding Nemo spent several years as the highest grossing Pixar movie of all time, so there are a lot of fans out there with fond memories of the first film. Finding Dory looks to be bringing back a lot of that old magic. We’re certainly excited to see where Pixar will be taking us next. Finding Dory will arrive in theaters on June 17.

Dirk Libbey
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