Pixar Confirms 'Nemo' Sequel 'Finding Dory' Set for November 2015
by Alex Billington
April 2, 2013
Even though we have to wait over two more years to see this, Disney and Pixar have officially confirmed and announced details on the Finding Nemo sequel. It will be officially called Finding Dory, which certainly hints at the plot, and will be arriving in theaters on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015, Thanksgiving week. It was first revealed last summer that Andrew Stanton would be returning to Pixar after making John Carter to develop this new Finding Nemo sequel. Ellen DeGeneres is also confirmed to return as the voice of Dory, which is just perfect. "There is no Dory without Ellen," said Stanton. We couldn't agree more.
The studio released an early logo for the film, which we've included below for reference. Lookin' good so far!
Here's the rest of the press release from Disney with quotes and some minor plot details mentioned within:
When Dory said "just keep swimming" in 2003's Oscar®-winning film "Finding Nemo," she could not have imagined what was in store for her (not that she could remember). Ellen DeGeneres, voice of the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, revealed details today about Disney•Pixar's "Finding Dory"—an all-new big-screen adventure diving into theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.
"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," said DeGeneres. "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. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory's life.
Finding Nemo, released in 2003, was co-directed by Andrew Stanton (WALL-E, A Bug's Life, John Carter) and Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) with a script by Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds. As of February, it was reported that Albert Brooks would also be returning as Marlin in the sequel. The only details from the press release are that it's set on the California coastline this time, and "features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others." And seems to involve Dory getting lost - but to where? We'll find out in November of 2015, which seems incredibly far away, but we have a few other Pixar movies to see in the meantime, including Monsters University, The Good Dinosaur, and Pete Docter's Inside Out.