Finding Dory is one of the most anticipated projects from Disney Pixar in quite some time. Coming on the heels of an Oscar for Inside Out Disney promises to bring some of the sintiment that came with Fineding Nemo to this new project, that centers on out short term memory lapsing friend Dory. Directors Andrew Stanton and Angus Maclane have started the promotion press to increase awareness for the upcoming film and have recently dropped a slew of new images that feature some of Dory’s new friends featured in the film. The movie is set to open June 17th this year and returns some familiar faces while micing in some new characters as well. Making their return is Dory (Ellen Degeneres), Marlin and his son Nemo (voiced by the returning Albert Brooks and newcomer Hayden Rolence), Bob Peterson as Mr. Ray, and Stanton himself as Crush the super-chill sea turtle. New additions include Dory’s fish parents, Charlie and Jenny (voiced by Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton); a beluga whale named Bailey (Ty Burrell); a whale shark called Destiny (Kaitlin Olson); and the curmudgeonly octopus Hank (Ed O’Neill).

Check out the character images here!


All images are Via Pixar

Stanton has mentioned that there will be many cameos and to sit through the credits for all the names. He also mentioned some of the voice roles that were filled. The sea lions featured above are voiced by former The Wire co-stars Dominic West and Idris Elba. Stanton mentioned that he wanted them to sound like London gangsters, which explains the casting.

So what do you guys think of the images? Are you excited for Finding Dory? Drop a comment and let us know what you think!