The film takes place one year after the events of Finding Nemo. Dory, a blue tang fish, remembers that she has a family -- her parents, who she forgot about since her childhood because of her short-term memory loss. Her friends, Marlin and Nemo, go with her on a quest to California in search of Dory's parents. The blue tang is then taken to the Marine Life Institute, where she meets Hank the 7-legged octopus, Destiny the whale shark, and Bailey the beluga whale. Marlin and Nemo make their way to the Quarantine section, which is the exact location of the tank of blue tangs, and eventually are all taken by a truck ride to Cleveland. Bailey and Dory rescue them by hijacking the truck and rescuing all the captured fish, including Marlin and Nemo.
|Character's name||Voiced by||Sonic counterpart||MLP counterpart|
|Dory||Ellen DeGeneres||Amy Rose||Pinkie Pie|
|Marlin||Albert Brooks||Knuckles||Shining Armor|
|Jenny||Diane Keaton||Vanilla||Cloudy Quartz|
|Charlie||Eugene Levy||Vector||Igneous Rock|
|Destiny||Kaitlin Olson||Sally Acorn||Rainbow Dash|
|Bailey||Ty Burrell||Zephyr Breeze|
In Other Languages
|Spanish||Buscando a Dory|
- July 2012: The sequel for Finding Nemo was announced for development.
- April 2013: The film was slated for a release in theaters on November 25, 2015.
- September 18, 2013: The film was given its final release date of June 17, 2016, and its old release date was transferred to The Good Dinosaur.
- September 11, 2014: Idris Elba and Dominic West were confirmed as part of the film.
- November 10, 2015: The first trailer was released online.
|Format||Country of origin||Date|
|Teaser trailer||Worldwide||November 10, 2015|
|Theatrical trailer #1||Worldwide||March 2, 2016|
|Theatrical trailer #2||Worldwide||May 24, 2016|
|Original theatrical||USA||June 17, 2016|
|Original theatrical||Argentinina/Chilelan||December 16, 2016|
|Digital HD||USA||October 25, 2016|
|Blu-ray Disc/DVD||USA||November 15, 2016|
|Blu-ray Disc/DVD||Mexico||November 16, 2016|
|Blu-ray Disc/DVD||Mexico||November 18, 2016|
|Netflix||USA||February 1, 2017|
Television broadcast timeline
|Broadcast date(s)||Channel aired|
|August 19, 2018|
Home video release
- Main article: Finding Dory (Blu-ray/DVD)