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Finding Nemo remains a creative, commercial and critical benchmark for Pixar with its colorful characters, amazing visuals, and touching story about a father trying to find his missing on. But can lightning strike twice? Pixar’s own track record with sequels and prequels has been spotty with the Toy Story films winning creative gold three times over, while Cars 2 and Monsters University marked a less than stellar period in the studio’s recent history. So where will Finding Dory land on the spectrum? It’s tough to say, but from the looks of this new trailer, and all previous one, it seems that a dozen years have only sharpened Pixar’s skills at bringing underwater worlds to vivid life.

Pixar luminary Andrew Stanton returns to direct his first film since the disappointing John Carter in 2012; Finding Dory will also mark his first Pixar film as director since WALL-E in 2008. Stanton’s background, plus Ellen DeGeneres‘ admission that the script for the film made her cry, there’s enough to hope that Finding Dory‘s going to deliver. We’ll have to wait another couple of months to know for certain though. Incidentally, using Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill” in the trailer, one of the most often used pieces of trailer music of all time, is not a great sign, but we won’t hold that against Pixar.

In case you have a Dory-like memory, once again here’s the synopsis for the film:

Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL-E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL-E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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