While wandering through the The Magic of Disney Animation building at Disney’s Hollywood Studios I noticed that there was a new poster for Pixar’s “Finding Dory.” I’m a bit surprised by how dark & murky the feel is. But I am happy to see that the movie is finally getting some attention.
It looks like this piece of early concept art is used as part of the poster design.
“Finding Dory” is currently the only Pixar film scheduled to be released in Summer 2016. “Inside Out” and “The Good Dinosaur” are both coming from Pixar in 2015. So it’s going to be a good 18 months for Pixar fans. It’s a sequel to the 2003 Pixar film “Finding Nem”o and, as the title suggests, will focus on the character of Dory, the one with amnesiac tendencies.
It’s been theorized that the plot will focus on Dory finding her family, but based on this poster, I think there might be some darker material too. Rumors include that a trip to a marine animal park to visit an Orca was redone after the controversial film “Blackfish” was reviewed by the film’s producers.
Ellen DeGeneres has been confirmed to return to the original role and it’s believed most of the original cast, including the “Tank Gang,” will be back. New cast includes Diane Keaton as Dory’s mother Jenny, Ty Burrell as Bailey, a beluga whale, and Kaitlin Olsen as an Orca who Dory considers an adopted sister.
A few things:
One)The poster does look quite dark, almost out of focus
Two)I’m reeeeally disappointed if they did cut out the whole marine land/orca parts. I thought that was supposed to be one of the main, if not THE main story arc of the film. Even to the point that nemo and his dad may’ve ended up there themselves in a safe habitable place like that in the end(thus no fear of being lost again). The idea of seeing what the fish/orcas think inside of a ‘Seaworld’ like setting sounded great. Something we haven’t seen onscreen. That was the main thing I was excited about. I do of course understand about the Blackfish-backlash thing. I watched the whole film when it came out, thought it was amazing, and my wife in particular was very moved and even angry at Seaworld. Still, disappointed if that rather unique angle is completely taken away…..