Chief Science Correspondent
Pixar President Jim Morris released new details last week about the company's highly anticipated sequel to its 2003 filmi Finding Nemo.
Finding Dory will chronicle the famously absentminded Pacific regal blue tang's (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) quest to find her family. Morris revealed that Dory will return to her birthplace, the California Marine Biology Institute. According to Hypable, the film was orginally set to take place at a park similar to SeaWorld. This setting was reportedly revised partially as a response to the documentary Blackfish.
Finding Dory presents an excellent opportunity for Pixar to expose young viewers to the exciting world of science research. CMBI is not a real institution, but it could easily be modeled after many of the well-established marine university research centers in the state.