The 'Finding Dory' Voice Cast Is Better Than You Could Have Ever Imagined
There are few movies in this world that have hit me so hard that I couldn't speak afterward. Usually, they're romances that tear my heart out and stick it in a blender. But there was one movie that left me completely speechless, crying because of its brilliance, after it was done. Finding Nemo had everything I wanted in a film - a great plot, excellent characters, and jokes that didn't fall flat (the only thing it didn't have was Chris Evans...). So, when I heard that Finding Nemo would be getting a sequel, I was elated. How could I not be? Who wouldn't want to jump back into the ocean for another adventure with Marlin, Nemo, and Dory, especially considering how good the Finding Dory voice cast is?
If you're unfamiliar with the upcoming movie, Finding Dory is the much anticipated follow-up to Disney Pixar's 2003 swim-away hit. This time around, Dory, not Nemo, is the one that goes missing — well, she doesn't go missing so much as suddenly remember her family, and so she sets out on a journey to find them. Of course, Marlin assumes the worst so he and Nemo team up to search the seven seas for their beloved Dory. Along the way, both Dory, Marlin, and Nemo encounter some familiar faces but also, some new. In addition to old favorites like Crush and Mr. Ray, there are a bunch of new characters that will swim across the screen. And new characters means new actors to voice them. So, here's what to know about all the voice actors in Finding Dory.
DeGeneres returns to Finding Dory, lending her voice to the beloved title character once again. There's no doubt that the comedian will make the endearing and funny fish pop off the screen once more.
Back as everyone's favorite neurotic clown fish, Brooks will once more bring Marlin to life. After Dory disappears, Marlin rushes to find his short-term memory friend before trouble befalls her.
New to the seas, Keaton will be voicing the character Jenny aka Dory's mom. I just hope that the character appears in things other than flashbacks. As for Dory's father, he's voiced by none other than...
No stranger to playing a father-figure (American Pie, anyone?), Levy is the perfect choice to voice Charlie, Dory's father. Keaton and Levy together? Talk about a power couple.
No one does lovable curmudgeon better than O'Neil. In Finding Dory, the actor will grace the screen as Hank — a (what else?) ill-tempered octopus who lost a tentacle, demoting him to "septopus." I haven't seen the movie yet and already Hank has me in tears.
Adding O'Neill's Modern Family co-star Burrell to any cast list is a smart move in and of itself, but casting him in Finding Dory is possibly the greatest thing I have ever heard. Burrell will most likely be bringing the laughs as Bailey, a beluga whale.
The world has been crossing its fingers for Elba to play James Bond. But until that day hopefully comes, he will be swimming alongside our seafaring friends as Fluke, a sea lion.
Every sea lion needs a buddy and West is here to fill that void. Voicing Rudder, a sea lion, his character will most likely be sharing the screen with Elba's Fluke. Not a bad pair, if I do say so myself.
Since Finding Dory is about Dory finding her family, it's only right that they introduce Dory's best friend. Olson will voice Destiny, a whaleshark, who was Dory's best friend from childhood. I can't wait to see these two reunited on screen.
No great movie is complete without Hader. That's my opinion, at least. Luckily, he will be lending his smooth vocals to Finding Dory as Ned.
In between busting ghosts, McKinnon lent her vocals to Inez, a new character in the Finding Dory universe.
I think I might need a minute to recover from all of the incredible actors lending their voices to what, I'm sure, will become beloved characters. By looking at all of the amazing talent that's been assembled for Finding Dory, one thing is clear: Pixar isn't messing around. Prepare to laugh, to cry, and to have a new favorite movie, folks, because with a cast like this, Finding Dory can't be anything other than amazing.