Singer-songwriter performs Irving Gordon’s 1951 song, ‘Unforgettable,’ for the ‘Finding Nemo’ sequel’s end credit sequence.
BURBANK, CA -- Singer-songwriter Sia is performing Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory’s end-credit song, “Unforgettable.” American songwriter Irving Gordon wrote the song in 1951, and in 1992 won a Grammy for it when Natalie Cole included the tribute to her late father on her album of duets. “Unforgettable” remains revered worldwide today.
Five-time Grammy nominee Sia, who just announced her 22-city North American “Nostalgic for the Present” tour, performed the song for the first time on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres, coincidentally, is the voice of the forever forgetful blue tang Dory.
“Dory's story makes me teary,” said Sia. “When Ellen asked me, I couldn't refuse!”
Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton has long been a fan of the native Australian performer.
“In the same way Robbie Williams did his own unique twist on a classic song for Finding Nemo, Sia captures the soulful truth of the Nat King Cole classic ‘Unforgettable,’ and makes it all her own,” commented Stanton. “They are a perfect complement to one another, just like the two films. We couldn’t be happier, and are really hoping to get tickets to her October show at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.,” the director continued. “Just throwin’ it out there.”
The Finding Dory soundtrack, featuring Thomas Newman’s score and Sia’s rendition of “Unforgettable,” will be available from Walt Disney Records on June 17, 2016, wherever music is sold. Rated PG, Finding Dory opens nationwide the same day.
Here’s the official synopsis of Finding Dory:
Disney•Pixar's ‘Finding Dory’ welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). 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.
Directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL•E), co-directed by Angus MacLane (Toy Story OF TERROR!), and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer WALL•E), Disney•Pixar's Finding Dory opens in theaters June 17, 2016.