Dory's still swimming... all the way to a sequel!
That's right, a "Finding Nemo" sequel has been officially announced: "Finding Dory" will follow the adventures of the lovable blue fish voiced by comedian Ellen DeGeneres and is set to hit theaters in 2015.
DeGeneres, who revealed the news on her talk show Tuesday, says she couldn't be happier about the film.
"I’m excited that it’s finally happening. I read the script and it’s fantastic, it’s hilarious, it’s warm, it’s everything that you want it to be," she told her audience.
"Nemo" director Andrew Stanton will return for the sequel, as will nearly all the favorite characters from the original. He also dropped some hints about the movie's plot.
“There is no Dory without Ellen,” said Stanton in a release. “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.”
The story is set to take place about one year after the original left off and will be set in part off the California coastline.