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Pixar announce Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Story by Jack Foley

PIXAR have announced a sequel to Finding Nemo – called Finding Dory.

The sequel will be set one year after the events of the first film and, according to Pixar, is “set in part along the California coastline”. It will see the return of several favourites but also “welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life”.

The film will be directed by original Nemo co-director Andrew Stanton and has been given a US release date of November 25, 2015.

Ellen DeGeneres, who voiced the little blue fish who helped find Nemo in the original, will reprise her role once again.

She said in a statement: “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.”

The announcement of a Finding Nemo sequel continues Pixar’s recent trend for reviving old favourites. In addition to Toy Story, which now has three films in its franchise, Cars has two films and Monsters Inc is to get a sequel this summer, called Monsters University.

But there are also several new titles on the way, including The Good Dinosaur, directed by Bob Peterson and due May 30, 2014, an untitled Inside The Mind project, helmed by Up‘s Pete Doctor, and aimed for summer 2015, and an untitled movie about Dia de los Muertos, directed by Nemo co-helmer Lee Unkrich.

Finding Nemo 3D is in UK cinemas now.

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