Finding Dory video introduces us to Hank, Pixarâ€™s oldest character
On this fine first day of April,Â Disneyâ€˘PixarÂ has released a newÂ Finding DoryÂ video that makes a startling revelation about their â€śnewestâ€ť octopusÂ character Hank. Apparently, Hank has been Pixarâ€™s most recurring Easter Egg in all their movies since the first Toy Story! Donâ€™t believe us? Check out the video below featuring Ed Oâ€™Neill and director Andrew Stanton!Â
â€śEvery Pixar fan knows that we love Easter Eggs,â€ť said Stanton, who also directed the 2003 Oscar-winning film Finding Nemo. â€śAnd until now, Hank has been our most closely guarded secret. There are even people internally at Pixar who donâ€™t know about this.â€ť
Returning Finding NemoÂ characters include Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), Marlin (Albert Brooks), Nemo (Hayden Rolence), Mr. Ray (Bob Peterson), Crush (Andrew Stanton) and Squirt. New characters includeÂ an Octopus named Hank (Ed Oâ€™Neill), a whale shark named Destiny (Kaitlin Olson), a beluga named Bailey (Ty Burrell),Â a pair of sea lions, Rudder (Dominic West) and Fluke (Idris Elba), and Doryâ€™s parents, Charlie (Eugene Levy) and Jenny (Diane Keaton).
Finding Dory picks up six months after the first movie, with Dory 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.
â€śThe 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,â€ť Pixar President Jim Morris stated previously. â€śWe will get to meet new characters, like an octopus, sea lions, a beluga whale, among others.â€ť
Findng Nemo helmer Andrew Stanton (John Carter) returns to the directorâ€™s chair for the animated film, which hits theaters on June 17.
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