After ten years of waiting since the original "Finding Nemo," there finally is a sequel in production. Insiders say that the sequel, titled "Finding Dory" at this point (always subject to change), is having some actors coming in to record their voices.
"Finding Nemo" remains the third-highest-grossing film in animation history. It sold like hotcakes in the home theater market. According to Willem Dafoe, who reprises his role of Gill in the original:
Yeah I've already started. It’s even better than the first. It’s fantastic. It’s good to say I think it’s going to be better than the first; that’s good advertising!Since these films usually take about five years from start to finish, and the projected release date is June 17, 2016, in the US and July 29 in the UK, this implies there has been a lot of work already done. However, the studio hasn't released any still or other promotional material, so it's still fairly early stages in terms of actual footage.
"Finding Dory" (if that indeed turns out to be its name) will feature the voices of the original "Finding Nemo" stars Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Willem Dafoe as Gill. Newcomers will be Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy as Dory's worried parents, and Ty Burrell as Bailey the Beluga whale.
Andrew Stanton directs from a screenplay by Victoria Strouse. We'll keep you posted as things develop over the next few years.