The primary setting of Andrew Stanton‘s 2016 Pixar sequel, Finding Dory, has been revealed. While the film undoubtedly will take place in the ocean, a new interview with Pixar President Jim Morris revealed that the bulk of the movie – which follows Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) on a quest to remember her past and find her parents – takes place in another aquatic location. From what we’ve learned from yesterdays interview, the movie will take places at the “Marine Biology Institute of California” as a rehabilitation complex for marine and aquarium life. Dory will learn that she was born and raised there but will be released in the ocean still young.
By setting the story at the Marine Biology Institute, the door is opened for a ton of new characters, some of which we already know of. There are Dory’s parents Charlie and Jenny, voiced by Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton, as well as a funny beluga whale, Bailey, voiced by Ty Burrell. We’d also heard Idris Elba and Dominic West. The movie will be released June 17,2016 and more information will be released in the upcoming months.