We thought that the underwater world of Finding Nemo couldn’t get any cuter, and then Finding Dory had to come swimming along. The Pixar sequel about our favorite forgetful blue fish swims into theaters this summer, and so far we’ve got a few trailers, teasers, and posters. Now, we’re getting a look at the actual characters in the movie. We’ve also got a little bit more back story about all of them!
Finding Dory will follow Dory on a great adventure that she’s probably not going to remember. Here’s the premise: One day, Dory realizes that she’s forgotten her parents, and sets out on a quest (with Nemo and Marlin in tow) to find them. Along the way they bump into old pals like Crush the Turtle and Mr. Ray the Sting Rey, but it’s these new characters hanging out at the Marine Life Institute we’re suddenly super obsessed with.
First up, we’ve got Hank, voiced by Ed O’Neil. He’s an octopus who lost a leg, “along with his sense of humor.” All Hank wants is to be left A-L-O-N-E.
There’s Bailey and Destiny, a beluga whale and a whale shark, voiced by Ty Burrell and Kaitlin Olson, respectively. Bailey is a neurotic whale who is convinced his sonar is fading. Destiny is a big, huge, shark who’s actually super clumsy. But she speaks whale!!
Hanging around outside the Marine Life Institute, there are two sea lions, Rudder and Fluke, voiced by Dominic West and Idris Elba (and hey, Elba’s becoming a Disney animation staple, huh? He just voiced a character in Zootopia). These two just want to nap on a rock and not be bothered.
Dory’s parents also make their way into the movie, and here are Charlie and Jenny, voiced by Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. They sound like perfect fish parents, too, “striving to arm [Dory] with the skills she’ll need to navigate the world with a faulty memory.”
The last new character is actually four characters, with a group of adorably sweet otters. They don’t have names or voice actors attached to them, so can we speculate? Kristin Bell has to be one of them, right??
You can check out all the images here in their beautiful glory. Finding Dory swims into theaters on June 17th.