Although Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful fish will be accompanied by plenty of familiar faces in Pixar’s “Finding Dory,” she’ll also meet plenty on new sea life, including a couple of gangster sea lions voiced by veterans of HBO’s “The Wire.”
USA Today provides a first look at Rudder and Fluke, played by Dominic West and Idris Elba, among a series of character images for the upcoming animated sequel.
“Idris and Dominic are well-trained, dramatic, Shakespearean actors, but they can do comedy like nobody’s business,” says Andrew Stanton, who wrote and co-directed the follow-up to “Finding Nemo.” “They just ran with it. They played jolly and lazy really well. But the truth is, I really wanted to witness a ‘Wire’ reunion. So we got them together.”
The images also include new looks at the beluga whale Bailey (Ty Burrell), the whale shark Destiny (Kaitlin Olsen), the octopus Hank (Ed O’Neill), the sea turtle Crush (Stanton) and his son Squirt, Marlin and Nemo (Albert Brooks and Hayden Rolance), Dory’s parents Charlie and Jenny (Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton), and more — including some adorable baby otters.
“Finding Dory” opens June 17.
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