Published On: Wed, Feb 3rd, 2016

‘Finding Dory’ adds ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ star Michael Sheen

The Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory finally hits theaters this summer and fans know very little about the new Pixar release. Golden Globe-nominated actor Michael Sheen (Kingdom of Heaven, The Queen, Masters of Sex) let it slip that he’s in the film, despite the studio not listing him yet.

Sheen appeared on Doug Benson’s podcast Doug Loves Movies, where he revealed at the end of the episode that he would be voicing a character in the upcoming Pixar animated sequel: “Finding Nemo 2 should be coming out at some point… which I’m in.”

Dory meeting Hank

Dory meeting Hank

FlickeringMyth reported the news and got it viral across the Internet.

A short title teaser was released last week, check it out below.

Sheen will also be reprising his role as the White Rabbit from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in Alice Through the Looking Glass, and will appear alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Morten Tyldum’s Passengers.

Finding Dory sends Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) on an epic quest to find herself and a “traumatic incident triggers Dory’s homing instinct,” and she sets out to return to her family, traveling all the way from the Great Barrier Reef to the Monterey Marine Life Institute in California.

Meanwhile, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (newcomer Hayden Rolence) are then chasing after her. The brief synopsis is included below.

Pixar has revealed some of the new characters that will appear in the film, including: Hank, a “cantankerous octopus” voiced by Ed O’Neill; Bailey, a “misguided beluga whale” voiced by Ty Burrell; and Destiny, a “kind-hearted whale shark” played by Kaitlin Olson. Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy voice Dory’s parents Jenny and Charlie.

The Wire stars Idris Elba and Dominic West will also be voicing characters in the film, although their characters have also yet to be revealed.

Finding Dory arrives in theaters on June 17, 2016.

Finding-Dory-movie poster

Synopsis: 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?


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  1. ‘Finding Dory’ trailer teases a new adventure and family, ‘not about making money’ says director - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Michael Sheen and The Wire stars Idris Elba and Dominic West will also be voicing characters in the film, although their characters have also yet to be revealed. […]

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