Crush the 150-year-old spaced out Sea Turtle with the soul of a surfer returns in the first official clip from Disney and Pixar’s summer sequel Finding Dory. Marlin, Nemo and Dory catch a ride with the Sea Turtle crew on a quest to find Dory’s long lost parents. This latest sneak peek arrives shortly after the third trailer dropped just a few days ago.
This first look clip isn’t the only fun treat we have for you, though. We also have the brand new “Speak Like A Whale” featurette. Pixar, Disney and Disney Parks have officially declared June 11 ‘Speak Like a Whale Day’. This exciting little festival will happen as Finding Dory swims towards its opening day on June 17. Fans nationwide are invited to speak whale like the famous forgetful blue tang Dory and her friends. Says star Kaitlin Olson, voice of Destiny, who speaks whale.
“The secret to speaking whale is making the words as long and ridiculous as possible.That’s how all whales talk, right?”
Ever since the friendly, but forgetful blue tang Dory insisted she could speak whale, moviegoers have wondered: Can she really speak whale? How did she learn? Can I do it, too? Fans nationwide are invited to celebrate Dory’s unforgettable spirit and her can-do attitude with Speak Like a Whale Day on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Said director Andrew Stanton.
“When ‘Finding Dory‘ was just starting to come together, we realized we didn’t know much about this blue tang with the sunny personality. Dory’s past became the subject of great curiosity-both for us as storytellers and for everyone who’d fallen in love with her. We had very few clues to go on. We knew she’d been separated from her family, we knew she suffered from short-term memory loss, we knew she could read, and we knew she could speak whale-or at least she thought she could.”
Finding Dory features a fun and talented voice cast, including Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, Albert Brooks as Marlin, Ed O’Neill as “septopus” Hank, Kaitlin Olson as whale shark Destiny and Ty Burrell as beluga whale Bailey. Olson, who can be heard speaking whale in the movie, teamed up with Burrell to share a few tricks in the Speak Like a Whale Featurette. Fans are encouraged to take part in Speak Like a Whale Day by speaking whale wherever they go, uploading videos of themselves and tagging #SpeakLikeAWhaleDay. Guests of the theme parks at Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disney Cruise Line ships will receive a complimentary button to celebrate the day, while supplies last.
At the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, families can dive into undersea themed activities, including a live DJ, games and giveaways. Also throughout the day, young guests can attend “Whale Speak University” and give speaking the language a try. At The Seas with Nemo & Friends in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, Guests can learn about the real-life counterparts of the characters from the film and see them in the massive 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium home. Experts from Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Team will be on hand throughout the day to help Guests find Dory and her friends and get a closer look at their world. Dory and some of her new friends from Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” have joined Crush at the Turtle Talk with Crush attraction at Epcot and Disney California Adventure park. Guests can now meet Destiny, Bailey and Hank. Select theater chains will give away buttons during Speak Like a Whale Day, while supplies last. Participating chains include Goodrich Quality Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Megaplex Theatres and National Amusements.
The efforts will be supported across Disney channels, as well as ESPN, Disney Channel, Radio Disney and Freeform. Social media will showcase the event via Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter (#SpeakLikeAWhaleDay, #FindingDory). Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory, who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo and Marlin. When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium.
In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner-workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family. Take a look at the latest sneak peek below, and hand on as you go cruising through the surf with Crush, his family, and his friends.