Ellen DeGeneres to star in "Finding Nemo" sequel, "Finding Dory"

The movie comes out in 2015

Published April 2, 2013 6:19PM (EDT)

Television show host Ellen DeGeneres is reprising her role as Dory, the high-spirited, forgetful friend of the beloved clownfish Nemo in Pixar's 2003 animated hit "Finding Nemo."

From the LA Times:

"News of a sequel had been known for some time, but the announcement Tuesday clarifies the focus, title and release date (exact day, Nov. 25). Andrew Stanton, who directed the 2003 hit-cum-animated-Oscar winner, is returning behind the camera.

The sequel will bring back other favorites, including clownfish Marlin and son Nemo, and will be set about a year after the end of the first movie, according to Disney. Part of it will be set on the California coast. The original, which featured Marlin searching for kidnapped son Nemo, culminated on the Australian coast."

"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” DeGeneres said in a 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."

By Prachi Gupta

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