Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory adds Michael Sheen to the voice cast
According to Flickering Myth (via Doug Loves Movies), British thesp Michael Sheen (“Masters of Sex,” TRON: Legacy) has revealed that he will be part of the voice cast for Disney•Pixar‘s long-awaited sequel Finding Dory, which Walt Disney Pictures will release on June 17. Sheen will next be reprising his role as the White Rabbit in Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, and he also has a supporting role opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in the sci-fi romance Passengers.
Finding Dory picks up six months after the first movie, with Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) living a quiet life among the clown fishes. After going with Nemo on a class trip to see manta rays migrate back home, her home sickness leads the forgetful Dory on a quest to find where she came from.
“The movie will be mostly set at the California Marine Biology Institute, a huge complex of sea life rehabilitation and aquarium, where Dory was born and raised,” Pixar President Jim Morris stated previously. “We will get to meet new characters, like an octopus, sea lions, a beluga whale, among others.”
Finding Dory features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life, such as her parents voiced by Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy.
Findng Nemo helmer Andrew Stanton (John Carter) returns to the directors chair for the animated film, which features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.[Gallery not found]
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