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Ellen DeGeneres reveals first ‘Finding Dory’ trailer

Finding Nemo fans, your beloved underwater world of hilarious creatures is back. And this time, it’s Dory who will just keep swimming into her own story and adventure.

Ellen DeGeneres, who is the voice behind the delightful blue tang, debuted the first trailer for the sequel to the hit 2003 film Finding Nemo by Disney-Pixar on her talk show and Ellentube Tuesday. “I’m so excited and I’m so proud of this film,” she said.

Finding Dory follows memory-challenged Dory on her quest to reunite with her family. It picks up six months after the conclusion of Finding Nemo and it will take place mostly in the Marine Biology Institute of California.

The trailer shows Dory explaining to her friends of the sea, including Nemo and his clown fish father Marlin, that she has remembered something from her very mysterious past. She says, “I’m remembering something,” just before asking, “What was I talking about?”

After all of this time, we will be able to experience Dory’s world again. The director, Andrew Stanton, said at the D23 Expo in August that he was inspired to go forward with the sequel because he “wanted to know that if this charming, forgetful fish ever got lost again, that she would be OK.”

“And at the end of Finding Nemo, I wasn’t confident about that. So that’s when I knew I had another story,” he said.

An amazing cast will team up to portray the animated fish story including Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton as Dory’s parents. William Dafoe, Idris Elba and Modern Family’s Ty Burrell and Ed O’Neill will also co-star.

This film has as lot to live up to. Finding Nemo was Pixar’s first film to receive an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, E! News reports. It was a huge success, earning more than $936 million.

Will the sequel do as well as its predecessor? We will just have to wait and see!

Finding Dory will hit the big screens on June 17, 2016.

Watch the trailer here:

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