"Finding Nemo 2" finally has an official — and telling — name: "Finding Dory." Walt Disney Pictures announced the detail about the long-anticipated sequel, which takes place a year after the events of "Finding Nemo."
"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," Ellen 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. 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."
In addition to more Dory, the new movie will include more of Dory's history. The Disney press release says that "Finding Dory" will feature the return of Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, be partially set on the coast of California and introduce "a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life."
"There is no Dory without Ellen," director Andrew Stanton said. "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."
"Finding Dory" is due in theaters on November 25, 2015.
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