New Finding Dory Characters Unveiled
With the release date of Finding Dory fast approaching, today we got a new glimpse at several characters joining the ‘Finding Franchise’ with the likes Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Kaitlin Olson, Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy lending their dulcet tones to the flick, Idris Elba and Dominic West playing a double act that turn the film something of a Wire spin-off, and some otters that are almost too cute.
The new characters can be viewed below alongside their official character descriptions, though BEWARE OF SPOILERS as the do feature quite a few plot details. And look out for Finding Dory in US cinemas on June 17 and UK screens on July 29.
Hank (Ed O’Neill)
Hank is an octopus. Actually, he’s a “septopus”: he lost a tentacle—along with his sense of humour—somewhere along the way. But Hank is just as competent as his eight-armed peers. An accomplished escape artist with camouflaging capabilities to boot, Hank is the first to greet Dory when she finds herself in the Marine Life Institute. But make no mistake: he’s not looking for a friend. Hank is after one thing—a ticket on a transport truck to a cozy Cleveland facility where he’ll be able to enjoy a peaceful life of solitude.
Destiny (Kaitlin Olson)
Destiny may be a clumsy swimmer, but she has a big heart. She has a big everything, actually—whale sharks are the biggest fish in the sea. Destiny resides in the Marine Life Institute, where one day an oddly familiar blue tang named Dory falls into her pool. Destiny is admittedly embarrassed by her obvious lack of grace, a product of poor eyesight, but Dory thinks she swims beautifully. And Dory is delighted to learn that her supersized friend speaks whale, too.
Bailey (Ty Burrell)
Bailey is the Marine Life Institute’s resident beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz. The good news—or bad news, depending on who you ask—is that doctors at the MLI can’t seem to find anything wrong with him. Bailey’s flair for the dramatic never ceases to push his neighbour’s buttons: whale shark Destiny can’t seem to get through to him, no matter how hard she tries. Maybe he’ll listen to new friend Dory, who seems to be full of crazy ideas.
Jenny (Diane Keaton) & CHARLIE (Eugene Levy)
Jenny and Charlie would do anything for their only child, Dory. They celebrate and protect her, striving to arm her with the skills she’ll need to navigate the world with a faulty memory. Jenny may appear cheerful and a little flighty—but she’s a protective mother and a smart role model. Charlie likes to joke around, but nothing is more important to him than teaching his memory-challenged daughter how to survive.
Fluke (Idris Elba) & Rudder (Dominic West)
Fluke and Udder are a pair of lazy sea lions who were rehabilitated at the Marine Life Institute. Marlin and Nemo find them snoozing on a warm—and highly coveted—rock just outside the centre. These sea lions really enjoy their down time and would rather not be bothered mid nap—but their bark is far worse than their bite.
Becky (Torbin Bullock)
Becky is an offbeat, kooky loon who takes a liking to Marlin. Although she inspires little confidence—especially from a certain, skeptical clownfish—she might be smarter than she looks.
No voices listed for these guys, but just look at them!
Finding Dory is out this summer.