“I Shall Call Him Squishy”: Behind the Voices of ‘Finding Dory’

Despite a long tradition of high quality storytelling and boundary pushing animation, Pixar has a mixed history when it comes to sequels. On one hand, you have movies that improve upon the original (like Toy Story 2 and 3) and on the other hand, you have movies that seem more like feature length toy commercials than actual films (like Cars 2).

For now, it remains to be seen if Finding Dory is one of the former or the latter. Most of the cast including Dory, Marlin, Nemo, Crush, and Squirt are going to return, but let’s meet Pixar’s newest characters!

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Idris Elba as Fluke
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Idris Elba plays Fluke, one half of a sea lion pair, along with Rudder (voiced by Dominic West). The two sea lions were rehabilitated at the Marine Life Institute and are extraordinarily lazy, preferring to a good afternoon nap to an adventure.
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Dominic West as Rudder
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When Marlin and Nemo first encounter Rudder and Fluke (voiced by Dominic West), the two sea lions are snoozing on a warm rock.
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Ed O'Neill as Hank
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Modern Family's Ed O'Neill plays the humorless Hank, an octopus (well, technically a "septopus") and accomplished escape artist. He's the first person to welcome Dory at the Marine Life Institute, but his intentions might be less than noble...
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Ty Burrell as Bailey
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O'Neill's Modern Family co-star Ty Burrell stars as Bailey, the Marine Life Institute's beluga whale and resident hypochondriac.
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Kaitlin Olson as Destiny
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It's Always Sunny's Kaitlin Olson voices the clumsy whale shark Destiny. Like Olson's character in It's Always Sunny, Destiny is mocked for her lack of grace, but Dory thinks she's a beautiful swimmer.
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Eugene Levy as Charlie
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Best remembered for his role as the clueless, but caring dad Noah Levenstein in the American Pie series, Eugene Levy voices Dory's father Charlie. Charlie has a great sense of humor, but when it comes to his daughter's safety, it's no laughing matter.
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Diane Keaton as Jenny
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Alongside Levy, Diane Keaton will voice Dory's mother Jenny. Like her husband, Jenny might appear cheerful on the outside, but she is incredibly protective when it comes to her daughter.
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Otters
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There's no word on who voices these adorable little otters, but does that really matter? Look at how cute they are!

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