|Otter babies from 'Finding Dory' - Photo © Pixar|
In previous released trailers/teasers for the film we have met Dory's parents, Charlie and Jenny (voiced by Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton); a beluga whale named Bailey (Ty Burrell); a whale shark called Destiny (Kaitlin Olson); and the curmudgeonly septopus Hank (Ed O'Neill). Today we can now add more characters to this growing list, including a pair of seasoned sea lions that live within the Marine Life Institute voiced by veteran actors Idris Elba and Dominic West.
"Idris and Dominic are well-trained, dramatic Shakespearean actors, but they can do comedy like nobody’s business," says Stanton. "They just ran with it. They played jolly and lazy really well. "But the truth is, I really wanted to witness a Wire reunion," he adds. "So we got them together."
|Sea Lions Rudder (left, voiced by Dominic West) and Fluke (right, Idris Elba) Photo © Pixar|
|Becky the Loon - Photo © Pixar|
Venturing through the Marine Life Institute the Finding Dory team set their sights on creating sea the lovable otters (pictured above). While Stanton notes that sea otters are truly "quite vicious", the team decided to utilize the characters with a cuter sensibility - reminding us of the various pets that are perched on Forest Woodbush in The Good Dinosaur.
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