Ellen DeGeneres will be reprising her role as the blue tang fish, Dory, in a newly announced film entitled, “Finding Dory.” This all-new movie will splash onto theater screens on November 25, 2015, nationwide.
Dory is one of the most beloved members of the “Finding Nemo” cast so I’m looking forward to seeing the new film. And I’m not the only one. It turns out DeGeneres has been waiting for Dory’s day as well.
“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.”
Movies: FINDING DORY – Release Date 11/25/15
This new film will be directed by Pixar veteran, Andrew Stanton. He’ll take us back to the sea off the California coast for a familiar look and nostalgic feel of the first film and he’s thrilled to be reconnecting with DeGeneres. “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.”
Stanton revealed that the storyline in “Finding Dory” takes place approximately one year after the first film ended. All of our favorite fishy characters will be returning – Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others; but there will be a host of new characters as well.
Will “Finding Dory” live up to “Finding Nemo’s” success? It’s hard to tell, but it’s got some work to do. “Finding Nemo” won the 2003 Academy Award® for Best Animated Featurs plus it was nominated for three additional Oscars® (Best Writing, Original Screenplay; Best Music, Original Score; Best Sound Editing). Additionally, it was nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture–Comedy or Musical.
When it was released, “Finding Nemo” was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all time and it’s currently the fourth highest grossing animated film worldwide. But with Dory being the most “liked” Disney•Pixar character on Facebook with more than 24 million Facebook likes, it’s pretty safe to say she just might beat her good friend Nemo.[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”Shop for Dory Products online” market_place=”US” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Dory” browse_node=”” search_index=”All” /]