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Commentary: ‘Finding Nemo’ sequel ‘Finding Dory’ a long time coming

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Doooo youuu speeeaak whaaaale?

If not, no worries – Dory, our favorite whale-speaking, Nemo-finding fish, is back.

Tuesday on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” DeGeneres revealed that Pixar will make a sequel to “Finding Nemo.” Her excitement was palpable and completely understandable, as DeGeneres will reprise her role as the voice of Dory in the sequel, “Finding Dory.”

After 10 years of hilariously campaigning for a sequel on her show, DeGeneres finally got her wish.

“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” she said. “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 the first movie, Dory aids the courageous Marlin, who is of course a clownfish and not a marlin, in finding his captured son, Nemo. Even though the movie came out way back in 2003, many fans of the film will remember that when Marlin first came across forgetful blue tang Dory she was all alone. In the sequel, we’ll finally get a better understanding of the lovable sidekick as she is reunited with her family.

It’s hard not to be excited about Pixar’s latest announcement as the folks over there seem to know what they’re doing – “Toy Story 3,” released in 2010, is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time. And that was a sequel to a sequel. 

However, there is a small detail accompanying this pleasant news that will no doubt dampen the spirits of some. Ellen herself noted “the thing about these movies (is) they’re brilliant and they take a long time to make. So, it won’t be in theaters until 2015.”

Pixar has stated that the release date is set to be Nov. 25, 2015.

“It’s not that far away,” DeGeneres reminded her studio audience Tuesday. “We have 1,395,362 minutes to go.” 

One comment

  1. I can’t wait to see Finding Dory! It looks like such a great follow-up to Nemo.

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