Surely you didn’t think that they’d leave Nemo behind again, did you?
As Finding Dory finds its way into theaters this weekend, 13 years after 2003’s Finding Nemo, audiences may notice plenty has changed in Marlin and Dory’s undersea universe — including the voice of the formerly eponymous little clown fish himself, Nemo.
Back in 2003, Nemo was voiced by Alexander Gould, who would go on to establish himself in the human world with a stellar, very adult turn as precocious Shane Botwin on Showtime’s Weeds. But 13 years have passed in the real world, while only one year has passed between Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, so filmmakers were forced to cast another young voice — 12-year-old Hayden Rolence — as Nemo, lest they find themselves punished for their loyalty by having a little fish sound like a 22-year-old student at Brandeis.
But, don’t cry for this former clown fish just yet: Gould does in fact still appear in Finding Dory, and it’s not just a throwaway cameo, either. His part is a somewhat pivotal role that might have you slapping your forehead once you realize where he pops up.
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In the movie’s climax, a certain fish gets on a certain truck and what ensues is a certain level of absurd automotive shenanigans that have never before been committed to film.
Gould lends his voice to Carl, one of the humans who loses control of the aforementioned truck after it’s hijacked by two creatures who have absolutely no business operating a vehicle.
Check the picture below, and then head back to see Dory in theaters and revisit the entertaining scene with this important newfound knowledge.