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Just Keep Swimming! Meet The Characters of Finding Dory

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The characters of Finding Dory are finally here!

Along with Ellen DeGeneres, who reprises her role from 2003’s Finding Nemo as the forgetful blue fish Dory in the Disney-Pixar sequel – Albert Brooks and Hayden Rolence return as the clownfish father-son pair, Marlin and Nemo, respectively.

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The star-studded cast also includes an octopus Hank (Ed O’Neill), a whale shark Destiny (Kaitlin Olson) and a beluga whale Bailey (Ty Burrell).

Idris Elba and Dominic West also dive in as the voices of lazy sea lions, Fluke and Rudder.

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“It really is a whole new chapter this time,” director Andrew Stanton said in a statement.

“We’re introducing new characters – each with his or her own unique voice,” Stanton – who is also back as the voice of turtle Crush – adds. “Everyone has something special to offer, which makes it fun and elevates the whole story. Finding Nemo was a great calling card when it came to casting this movie. I don’t take that for granted.”

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Finding Dory picks up nearly six months after the first movie, with Dory living with Marlin and Nemo. After going with Nemo on a class trip to see sting rays migrate back home, she starts getting flashbacks from her own past and realizes that somewhere in the ocean, she has a family – and wants to find them.

The trio embarks on another adventure to help Dory find her family. Lending their voices as Dory’s parents, Jenny and Charlie, are Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy.

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Bob Peterson returns to the film as Nemo’s class teacher, Mr. Ray. Bennett Damman voices Crush’s son Squirt and Torbin Bullock voices Becky.

Comedians Bill Hader and Kate McKinnon also make a cameo as a fish couple that Dory briefly meets.

Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17, 2016.