Finding Nemo sequel confirmed for 2015

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Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

Disney-Pixar has confirmed a sequel to 2003 animated hit 'Finding Nemo' will be released in 2015 and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her role as forgetful fish Dory in the follow-up.

'Finding Nemo' sequel 'Finding Dory' will be released in 2015.

Disney-Pixar have confirmed that a follow-up to the 2003 animated hit will be made, with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres reprising her voice role as the forgetful title character.

Ellen said in a statement: "I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. 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."

Dory first appeared in the original movie, befriending Nemo's dad Marlin on his journey to rescue his son, who was kidnapped and placed in a dentist's aquarium.

The new film is thought to take place a year after the events of the first and will be set along the California coastline, the animation studio confirmed.

Nemo and Marlin will return in the new movie, with the actor voicing Nemo expected to be recast as the original voice actor is now too old for the part.

Andrew Stanton, who wrote and directed 'Finding Nemo', will return to helm the sequel.

'Finding Dory' is set for release in November 2015.

Finding Dory

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Written by: Victoria Strouse
  • Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe
  • UK release: 29 July 2016

In the sequel to the much-loved Finding Nemo, annoyingly forgetful Dory goes on an adventure to find her family, crossing three oceans to get to them with Marlon and Nemo just a swish behind her.

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