Recently, the addition of Michael Sheen to the Finding Dory cast was announced, and just as quickly it has been revealed that his bit in the film has been cut out of the final edit.
The actor is disappointed to say the least but is being pretty gracious about the whole affair.
Sheen spoke to London based radio station Magic Radio about the axe.
"I got a phone call saying I'm not in that (Finding Dory) anymore, they cut me out," he said. "Unbelievable. I was very sad, I was such a fan of Finding Nemo, but that's the way it goes, especially with animated films, you never know what's going to make it to the final cut. It's always a good thing to remember—you can always end up on the cutting room floor."
In a podcast, Doug Loves Movies, Sheen had dropped the exciting tidbit, without giving away anything about the nature of his part in the Finding Nemo sequel.
Finding Dory stars Ellen Degeneres in the lead part of Dory and has a whole lot of comedic talent attached to it in supporting roles like Ty Burrell as Bailey, Diane Keaton as Jenny, Eugene Levy as Charlie. The movie has been directed by Andrew Stanton. In a recent interview with Yahoo!, director Andrew Stanton dished about the conception of Finding Dory.
The director revealed that a sequel for Finding Nemo was not on the cards at all. He also clarified that the movie was nor meant to be a money making affair for Disney.
"Disney doesn't request those things," he said. "That was the deal when Disney bought us. The third movie we ever made [1999's Toy Story 2] was a sequel, and we learned early on that it's not worth doing unless it's good."
Finding Dory will open in theaters on June 17, 2016.
Watch the teaser: