Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ellen DeGeneres Announces Finding Nemo Sequel: Finding Dory


BURBANK, California -- Ellen DeGeneres announced on her show today that the new name for the Finding Nemo sequel will be Finding Dory.  "It's official," was the posting on The Ellen DeGeneres Show's Facebook page with a picture of the Finding Dory title.  The movie's release date is scheduled to open in theaters during Thanksgiving weekend on November 25, 2015.


"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," said DeGeneres in a Disney-Pixar press release. "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." 


Director and Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton takes audiences back to the extraordinary underwater world created in the original film.  ‘There is no Dory without Ellen,’ said Stanton. ‘She won the hearts of moviegoers all over the world—not to mention our team here at Pixar. One thing we couldn’t stop thinking about was why she was all alone in the ocean on the day she met Marlin. In Finding Dory, she will be reunited with her loved ones, learning a few things about the meaning of family along the way.’ 


According to Stanton, Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. While Finding Nemo took place near Australia, where coincidentally Ellen had just returned from, Finding Dory will be set in part along the California coastline.  The story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who creators say will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life. 





The Finding Dory movie now has its own official Facebook page.



Image Credit: Disney Pixar
Video Credit: The Ellen DeGeneres Show via YouTube