New concept art reveals Ty Burrell’s snub-nosed beluga whale, Bailey, and his pal Destiny, a sweet whale shark voiced by Kaitlin Olson.
Pixar has unveiled two new characters from Finding Dory, the follow-up to 2003’s Oscar-winning Finding Nemo.
Announced in April 2013, Finding Dory features the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres as director and Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton takes audiences back to the extraordinary underwater world created in the original film.
Set six months after the first film ends, Finding Dory sees Dory on a mission to find her long-lost parents. Along the way, she visits the rehabilitation center at marine life facility where she meets Ty Burrell’s snub-nosed beluga whale, Bailey, and his pal Destiny, a sweet whale shark voiced by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actress Kaitlin Olson.
Together, the offbeat duo -- seen in the above concept art for the first time via Entertainment Weekly -- play an important role in reuniting Dory with her loved ones. (But only if they can manage to get along first!)
“We totally get on each other’s nerves,” Olson reveals to EW. “I like to think I’m a shark, but Bailey calls me a whale, and I make fun of his head, because it’s gigantic.”
Co-starring Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Dominic West, Ed O’Neill, Eugene Levy and Idris Elba, Finding Dory swims into theaters on June 17, 2016.