It’s safe to say that Pixar have successfully plunged audiences back into their underwater universe. If nothing else, this feels exactly like a Finding Nemo sequel should. The animation is looking gorgeous, as you'd expect, replicating the style from the first film, as well as most of Pixar’s movies, which yes, is a very good thing. With The Good Dinosaur the environments were ultra-realistic, and while it worked in that film, putting that in Finding Dory wouldn’t suit. I’m not going to lie, I was worried they were going to do that. The technology is available and they could’ve easily used it, but the cartoony look suits this film best. Let’s hope they don’t change this before the final film is released.
One thing I’m most definitely worried about is that Finding Dory’s plot will replicate Finding Nemo’s, and this trailer certainly hints at it. Many sequels, particularly comedy sequels, fall into this trap, replicating the first film's plot scene for scene. In this trailer, we have the return of the turtles, as well as what seems to be an office of sorts where Dory is trapped (just like the dentist in the first film), and the whole thing involves a plot about finding a family member. It sounds very familiar, and I really hope Pixar have a few tricks up their sleeves.