Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres confirmed that a sequel to the 2003 Oscar-winning animated movie ‘Finding Nemo’ will hit theaters in 2015.
Titled ‘Finding Dory’, DeGeneres will be the voice of Dory, the “friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish.”
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” DeGeneres said in a statement. “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,” she added. ”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 Andrew Stanton added,
“She won the hearts of moviegoers all over the world — not to mention our team here at Pixar,” Stanton said. ”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’ will hit theaters on on November 25, 2015. Watch her announce the movie on her award-winning day-time talk show…