'Finding Dory' Announced As 'Finding Nemo' Sequel With Ellen DeGeneres To Star Madeline Boardman for The Huffington Post-
Dory is swimming her way back to the box office.
Disney and Pixar announced Tuesday that “Finding Nemo” is getting a sequel with the upcoming release of "Finding Dory."
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” said Ellen DeGeneres, who voices Dory, in a statement. “I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating ‘Toy Story 16.’ But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It’s got a lot of heart, it’s really funny, and the best part is—it’s got a lot more Dory.”
"Finding Dory" is reportedly set on the California coastline, one year after "Finding Nemo." The animated flick will include many of the characters from the first film, such as Marlin, the Tank Gang, and of course, Nemo.
"Finding Dory" will hit theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.
Just a couple of notes on Finding Dory from theloveofpixar:
This is the fourth franchise Pixar has created behind Toy Story, Cars, and Monsters,Inc.
The film is being released a year earlier than expected.
Even though the film was announced late 2012 for a 2016 release, Pixar knew it was going to be released November 25, 2015. They filled the date in officially as a “Secret Project.”
UPDATE: Andrew Stanton, Finding Dory director, has confirmed that the film WILL have all the favorite characters from Finding Nemo plus “a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.”