Poehler, Harris, and Hader join Pixar flicks; Finding Dory ending changed after Blackfish controversy

Amy Poehler

Pixar has dropped a bunch of details regarding their upcoming projects at Disney’s annual D23 Expo (the Mouse House’s version of Comic-Con).

As reported by Hitfix, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, Bill Hader, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, and Lucas Neff will all lend their vocal talents to the production company’s next release, The Good Dinosaur.

Set for release May 30, 2014, it presents a world in which dinosaurs never became extinct.

It will be followed in June of 2015 by Inside Out, which is set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl. This marks the first time Pixar has released two consecutive original films since WALL-E and Up graced our screens in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, and Hader, once again, will give voice to the individual feelings in that little girl’s head.

And joining Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks in Finding Dory (dated November 2015) will be Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, and Diane Keaton.

According to the New York Times, the script for Finding Dory has been retooled in the wake of the much-discussed Orca documentary Blackfish, which detailed SeaWorld’s cruelty to its whales and how it directly led to the death of a human trainer.

Pixar decided to restructure the final act of their tale, set at an aquatic center.

The changes were not addressed at the expo.

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