Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Disney and Pixar (finally!) announce Finding Nemo sequel
The HuffPo reports that Dory is swimming her way back to the box office. Disney and Pixar announced today that Finding Nemo is getting a sequel with the upcoming release of Finding Dory.
In a statement, Ellen DeGeneres (who voices Dory) said: “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.”
Finding Dory is reportedly set on the California coastline, one year after its predecessor. The animated flick will include many of the characters from the first film, including Marlin, the gang from the tank, and of course, Nemo.
Andrew Stanton will direct Finding Dory, with Albert Brooks, who voiced Marlin in the first film, returning as well.
Finding Nemo was a major success for Disney and Pixar. Released in 2003, it reached a total worldwide gross of $921.7 million and took home the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.