Dory just kept swimming and got her own Pixar sequel.
According to a press release, Disney announced Finding Dory, the sequel to the 2003 Pixar film Finding Nemo, is set for release on Nov. 25, 2015. As previously reported, Ellen Degeneres will return as the memory-impaired blue tang fish Dory.
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” DeGeneres said about the upcoming film. “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.”
“There is no Dory without Ellen,” director Andrew Stanton added. “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.”
Albert Brooks will also return to his role of Nemo’s worrisome dad, Marlin. The original clown fish and members of the Tank Gang will also be featured in Finding Dory. Unlike the Australian waters in Finding Nemo, Dory’s tale is set to take place along the California coast.