“Finding Dory” announced as “Finding Nemo” sequel from Disney and Pixar for release on Nov 25, 2015

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It’s a day late to be an April Fool’s joke. The sequel to Pixar’s highly successful “Finding Nemo” has been announced. It will be called “Finding Dory” slated to be released in theaters on November 25, 2015.

The film will once again feature the voice of Ellen Degeneres as Dory, the forgetful fish who helped save the day in the original film.

“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.”

Video: Ellen Degeneres announces “Finding Dory” on The Ellen Show:
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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” won the 2003 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature; the film was nominated for three additional Oscars® (Best Writing, Original Screenplay; Best Music, Original Score; Best Sound Editing). It was also nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture–Comedy or Musical. In 2008, the American Film Institute named “Finding Nemo” among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made. At the time of its release, “Finding Nemo” was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all time. It’s currently the fourth highest grossing animated film worldwide.

Before “Finding Dory” swims into theaters, Pixar will be releasing three other new films, one prequel and two original stories. “Monsters University” will be released on June 21, 2013 followed by “The Good Dinosaur” on May 30, 2014 and a movie currently only known as “The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind” for release on June 19, 2015. Also in development is “The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dia de los Muertos,” without a set release timeframe.


  1. Ross Irving

    So Pixar’s continuing the sidekicks are the major stars thing again. Is this gonna be a trend for all future projects? God I hope not.

  2. Nadeen

    I LOVED Finding Nemo. But I think the sequels/prequels are enough….We waited FOR.EV.ER. for a Monsters Inc 2. Alas, we will have one without Boo. Cars 2 was so incredibly, horrific I cant bear it if this goes the same way. Doubt it but….. there’s hope with the original movies!!!!!!!

  3. Craig Hargrove

    Where are the Incredibles? It’s Showtime!

    1. Kenn Kitt

      I completely agree!!! The Incredibles is the franchise that already could have been many sequels

    2. Meg

      Bah, yes! The Incredibles is one of my favorites, and they totally set up the end for a sequel.

  4. Victoria

    I think this is fantastic!!!!

    I don’t think all sequels or prequels are bad.

    1. Fred

      I agree.

      Sequels are not necessarily a bad thing.

  5. Jim

    Why did they have to make this, it will be s***!!!

    1. Fred

      How do you know?

  6. Joeyintucson

    This might work… I think it might focus on finding out things about Dory’s past and how she has forgotten those who used to be important to her. Standard Pixar tear jerking moments.

    I doubt however that the “untitled” project will still be released in June 2015. Disney has a VERY busy summer with Avengers 2 and probably Star Wars VII. Why would they add another Pixar movie? Two Pixar movies in one year seems very unlikely.

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  7. frosytsnowman

    I find this a little disappointing, especially after Cars 2. It’s got to be very, very good to work. I wish they would keep their focus on new stories.

  8. James

    It’s very hard to decide on this film. On one hand the Toy Story sequels were excellent, even surpassing the first. On the other hand, Cars 2 was a disastrous sequel. I guess it depends on the movie. Toy Story was able to tell another story, while Cars (while a good film) just had a sequel to sell more toys.

    On a separate note: I’m super excited for Frozen and Big Hero 6!!!

    1. Fred

      Not true. John Lasseter had ideas in mind while he was doing International promotion for the original Cars;



    Where is the Incredibles!

  10. I immediately thought that it was an April Fools joke. I couldn’t believe that this actually happened. As you can see in the video, Ellen has been pushing for this for a long, long, long, long, long, long time.

  11. Geo

    I’m increadibly happy about this… but where is A Bugs Life 2.
    I didn’t fully dislike Cars 2, it wasn’t the best, but I still think that earlier Pixar movies deserve a sequel before new ones… By this I mean A Bugs Life.


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