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.
Reader Feedback - 20 Comments
While this excites me, it also saddens me that it seems Pixar has succumb to sequelitis.
DAVIDPD on Apr 2, 2013
Toy Story 3 is one of the greatest films of my time, but Cars 2 was abysmal. I'm holding off on judgement until after I see Monsters University.
Matt Peloquin on Apr 2, 2013
i agree. Cars 2 wasn't that great... But must say i have a better feeling about this one...
avi on Apr 2, 2013
As if the Toy Story sequel sucked
Carol on Apr 2, 2013
Hi Carol, sequelitis inherently is not a negative, but does show waning creativity, one of the many reasons I love Pixar Animation. In no way, shape, or form, do I believe Toy Story or its sequels are nothing short of excellence.
DAVIDPD on Apr 2, 2013
I understand what you meant and I agree. I love Finding Nemo, Monster's Inc., Toy Story, and I liked Cars 1; but I'd rather they create a whole new universe.
Christopher Dean on Apr 2, 2013
Sean Kelly on Apr 2, 2013
I also wonder if this is a late April Fool's prank....but if it is legit, I can't wait!
Fredrick Beondo on Apr 2, 2013
Please tell me this is a Aprils Fool's prank !!!!
Miguel Garay Boszeta on Apr 2, 2013
Why, oh, why have I grown so skeptical about Pixar? I don't know. But this new piece of news is just so... damn, I just hope I'm wrong and the Finding Nemo sequel is a good movie. "Dory will be reunited with her loved ones, learning a few things about the meaning of family along the way." Sounds familiar? What was that other Pixar movie whose funny sidekick got his/her own movie for a sequel, involving what was supposed to be a journey of self-discovery and finding acceptance, which turned out to be an obnoxious, by-the-numbers and immensely disappointing cash-grab? "Cars." P.S. I know it's too early for me to make any judgments, but Pixar meant so much to me once upon a time.
Krishna Shenoi on Apr 2, 2013
Incredibles 2. A Bugs Life 2! Wall-E 2!
Xerxexx on Apr 2, 2013
Dammit where's The Incredibles 2!?:(
Fidel Reyes on Apr 2, 2013
The Incredibles 2 would be awesome, if they had a good story.
StevenF on Apr 2, 2013
Yet another Pixar sequel. Who remembers when they were original?
Pixsnore on Apr 2, 2013
Remember? They just won an award for an original picture about two months ago. I'll take a sequel with outstanding characters like FN over Cars (original) absolutely any day.
OfficialJab on Apr 2, 2013
I agree that 12 years for a sequel does not make much sense. If the story is true,it's probably Andrew Stanton way of salvation after John Carter flopped. It's either "find a way to make money or exit. " After the flop of John Carter,at least one exec. at Disney got fired,so while the news of them having a good script may sound good,remember that they want that John Carter money back.
Disney money on Apr 2, 2013
Still no Incredibles 2 Pixar?!? F*ck you!! If you're going to make sequels at least make a sequel to the movie that most screams for one.
si1ver on Apr 3, 2013
I can't be the only one who didn't really dig "Finding Nemo" BECAUSE of the Dory character, can I?
Peter Kosmal on Apr 3, 2013
I can't be the only only one who didn't dig "Finding Nemo" because of the Dory character...
Peter Kosmal on Apr 3, 2013
THANK YOU immensely for answering my prayers (and my petition from 10 years ago for a Nemo sequel...;3), Pixar!! If we get an Incredibles II in the future (and maaaybe another Merida movie), then we'll be in unbelievably fantastic shape. I literally can't express my excitement over this...my only issue is...I wanted to be part of the creative team...aaargh, please, oh, please open a position I can fill...pretty please with sugar and cherries and whippy-creams on the top?? :'''-}
MichelleKTI on Jul 20, 2013
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