WHO’S IN IT?
Ellen DeGeneres (EDtv), Albert Brooks (Drive), Hayden Rolence (film debut), Ed O’Neill (Wayne’s World), Kaitlin Olson (The Heat), Ty Burrell (Muppets Most Wanted), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall), Eugene Levy (American Pie), Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), Dominic West (Pride), Bob Peterson (Up), Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), Bill Hader (Trainwreck), Andrew Stanton (Cars), John Ratzenberger (Toy Story), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), Brad Garrett (A Bug’s Life), Allison Janney (Juno), Austin Pendleton (A Beautiful Mind), Stephen Root (Office Space), Vicki Lewis (MouseHunt), Jerome Ranft (Coraline)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Andrew Stanton (WALL-E), director, writer; Angus MacLane (film debut), director; Lindsey Collins (John Carter), producer; Thomas Newman (American Beauty), composer; Jeremy Lasky (Toy Story 3), cinematographer; Axel Geddes (film debut), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Not long after the events of the first film, blue tang fish Dory (DeGeneres), who suffers from short-term memory loss, suddenly regains memories of her childhood and of her parents (Keaton and Levy). Accompanied by her clownfish friend Marlin (Brooks) and his son Nemo (Rolence), Dory sets out to find them and soon winds up in the Marine Life Institute in California, where she meets new friends like Hank the octopus (O’Neill), a white beluga whale named Bailey (Olson) and a pair of lazy sea lions (Elba and West), all while trying to remember to find her true calling…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The lovable but forgetful Dory is at the centre of the long-awaited follow-up to beloved Pixar classic Finding Nemo, and if it retains any of the heart and warmth of that film then we could have on our hands a pretty damn good non-Toy Story Pixar sequel.