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Disney Pixar Reveals “Finding Dory” Plot

December 10, 2014 • By

The “Finding Nemo” sequel, “Finding Dory” plot has just been revealed! Pixar president Jim Morris talked about the new film with “THR” at Comic Con Experience in Brazil this weekend.

Most of the film is set in the Marine Biology Institute of California, a large rehabilitation facility for marine life.

Here’s what Jim Morris said about the film:

Dory finds out that she was born there and was freed into the ocean at a young age. Dory is inspired to embark on a journey in search of her parents after she joins Nemo on a school trip to watch the migration of manta rays.

Nemo and Marlin will join Dory on her adventure to California. There will be several new characters introduced in this film, including a whale, sea lions and an octopus.

Here’s a list of the characters and the actors voicing them in the film:

Dory – Ellen DeGeneres
Dory’s Mom – Diane Keaton
Dory’s Dad – Eugene Levy
Marlin – Albert Brooks
Whale – Ty Burrell

“Finding Dory” is scheduled to be released on June 17, 2016 and we can’t wait! How about you, are you excited to see the film?

Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Get New Presidents

November 19, 2014 • By

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Andrew Millstein has been promoted to president of Walt Disney Animation and Jim Morris has also been promoted to be the new president of Pixar.

Andrew had joined Disney in 1997 and was the executive VP and general manager of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Morris had been president of Lucas Digital before becoming the general manager and executive VP of production for Pixar.

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Both men will continue to oversee business operations and productions at their companies. They will report to Ed Catmull the president of both Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.

Here’s what Ed had to say about the promotions,

We’re fortunate and proud to have an abundance of strong creative leadership at Disney, and Andrew and Jim are two incredible talents that embody the perfect blend of business and artistic focus. Not only have they done so much to ensure each of their studios is operating at peak condition, they continually push their teams to new heights of creativity, storytelling and innovation.

Congratulations to both men on their new positions!