Disney/Pixar sets 'Finding Nemo' sequel for 2015
April 2nd, 2013
03:15 PM ET

Disney/Pixar sets 'Finding Nemo' sequel for 2015

Talk of a "Finding Nemo" sequel has been flitting about the Web for a while, but Disney/Pixar made it official on Tuesday.

On its Facebook page, the company announced that the follow-up to their 2003 story will arrive in November 2015, with Andrew Stanton returning to direct.

Called "Finding Dory," the focus will evidently be on one fish in particular: the humorously forgetful Regal Blue Tang named Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres.

The character befriended the clownfish Marlin on his mission to find Nemo after the young fish was kidnapped and added to a dentist's aquarium. She also had one of the movie's most memorable pieces of dialogue, as she would sing encouragingly - and repetitively - "just keep swimming."

Talk show host DeGeneres seemed to confirm her return on Twitter, where she shared a photo of some of the sequel's art along with the caption, "it's official."

According to the Los Angeles Times, both Marlin and Nemo will return along with other standouts from the first film.

"Finding Dory" is expected to pick up about a year after the end of "Finding Nemo," and parts of it will take place along the California Coast.

In a statement, DeGeneres said that she's “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.'"

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  1. kackson in the run

    i saw this with the babes in my family...its was cute

    April 29, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. you

    i wanna watch it

    April 29, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. The One Who Knows

    Good...I wondered if Bruce remained on the wagon, or lobster cage as it were...

    April 17, 2013 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. kant

    Hot Model Branae-Hestily Hot pics-4.12 MB

    April 17, 2013 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. Stephane Mallarme

    Thanks for the news! It will be amazing to see Dory......the latest Celebrity News all about.

    April 12, 2013 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Kourtney

    Don't like the idea?
    Don't watch the movie..simple.

    April 10, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. DFWDelia

    I think "Finding Nemo" is one of those movies that should be left alone and not ever have a sequel.

    April 10, 2013 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. Alucard

    So I took Dory out to the barrier reef and it was all dark and open waters on the way there...Dory says to me, "its so dark and scary out here at the reef..."
    I just shook my head and told her, " how do you think I feel? I have to swim back to shore by myself"

    April 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. run the wire and embarrass her...simple.


    April 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Born on the NB Farms like the rest--inherited.


    April 7, 2013 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. Put everything on a disk please thanks...

    have a great day

    April 7, 2013 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. < 2 plus 1 bug

    1 down - 2 more hard drive movies too go

    April 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LMFAO

    This whole comment section just made my day:) Just so ya'll know. You guys are awesome. Imature, yes. Amusing, even more so. <3

    April 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. At then end of the day...a bunch of fat ass women on a couch all day means nothing

    have a great weekend

    April 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |

    April 5, 2013 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  16. Maritza

    She always worked very hard.

    April 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Marina

    hate too brag but Alexander is hot.

    April 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Marjorie

    She works very hard....so it stays a float

    April 4, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Chris F

    Poor Alexander Gould is way too old to voice Nemo this time.....

    April 4, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Again we go back too the same issue

    there you are dory

    April 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  21. JGN

    To paraphrase the traditional English song, Oh Dear What's To Become Of Us? I am constantly gobsmacked by the pure hatred and cruelty behind the average post on any of these commentaries. It simply does not seem to matter whether it's a political story, a news item about a dog who saved a little girl's life or the announcement for a new animated movie; somehow the whole thing degenerates into a brawl after the first one or two fairly normal posts.
    It's not amusing, and it's certainly not intellectually challenging. It's just sad and ugly and I can't imagine being in some of those people's minds, dripping with vitriol and anger at every turn.
    If you decide the dog that saved the girl's life is 'merely' a mutt why is that important for you to state? What does it matter? And if you personally for some reason think that a new Pixar movie featuring Ellen DeGeneres will not suit you, why start a smear campaign about it? Surely there are other movie choices you can plan to attend without making a big deal about your pre-ejaculatory condemnation? What in the world do you gain from despising everything around you?

    April 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poop and pudendal-sand comments are ok, right?

      April 4, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melanie

      Those people that write the stupidest comments are online for one simple reason – to get a rise out of other people. I believe those are the same people that in their daily lives no one really likes them, because of their sheer ignorance and disrespect for anybody or anything around them. It's easy to be anonymous online. Sad really, that this is what seems to give them some sort of joy – even if it's for a brief moment.

      April 5, 2013 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Maritza Maroono

      so true girlfriend-that's why I don't like women....men are much more fun

      April 5, 2013 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  22. Dory was right there every step of the way....lmao

    looks looks like some deafness has kicked in...

    April 4, 2013 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  23. citizenUSA


    April 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sokman

    The first movie was cute, but Dory is a sidekick, not a main character. Her stupidity was good in small doses, but to center a movie around her I predict will just get annoying

    April 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Pat

    Nice. Hard to top a masterpiece like Nemo, I'm curious if it will measure up.

    April 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  26. elsamw6513

    I can't wait!!! (in my whale voice)

    April 3, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  27. citizenUSA

    Allright, it was a kinda cute movie but nothing spectacular that I would have expected a sequel to. More juvinile than other Pixar offerings. Me thinks they may be trying to capitalize on Ellen's popularity. If they make a good movie they're forgiven.

    April 3, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Optimus

      "More juvinile than other Pixar offerings" I laughed at this statement for two reasons. First, it's spelled juvenile. Secondly, it's a Pixar movie. Finding Nemo is on the same level as their other movies. They aren't into making movies like Schindler's List or The Notebook.

      April 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • i love movies...where is that director


      April 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA


      Pointing out a spelling error? THAT"S juvEnile. Never made one yourself?

      Yes, Pixar movies are made for kids. However if you've seen enough of them you can't deny many are riddled with references to things kids just won't understand. Do you think Pixar is hoping kids will be running to the library to find the answers? No, Pixar was just trying to make it enjoyable for the adults who have to sit through them with the children.

      April 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Toy Story 2 is a dud hands down

    was not interested–

    April 3, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  29. JonfromLI

    Seems kind of farfetched that those little fish would travel from the Southern Hemisphere (Australia) up to the California Coast, but it's a Disney animated movie so anything's possible.

    April 3, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • danimal

      Finding Nemo is probably the most well written Pixar movie to date. The story has true heart and great life lessons for children of all ages. Do you really thing Monsters Inc is more mature? Perhaps you didn't really watch Nemo and didn't understand the plot.

      April 10, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  30. M.A.P.

    Ellen saved the first movie with her voice – smart move to make dory the main character – she was the best.

    April 3, 2013 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  31. Ash

    Ellen was great in the first one, can't wait for the 2nd part! Thx

    April 3, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  32. MsV

    U people r sick

    April 3, 2013 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |

    dory is drowning fast...

    April 3, 2013 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |


    April 3, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |


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    April 3, 2013 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  37. Please let me nosedive her...please

    April 3, 2013 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  38. Get Dory Soon

    let me know when...please...

    April 3, 2013 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  39. Lisa

    I never get tired of Nemo! Can't wait for this!

    April 3, 2013 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  40. Dory does a good job of flushing herself

    down at any moment....its very easy

    April 3, 2013 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  41. Work Ethic

    I would not worry about this movie dear.....move alone and enjoy your day

    April 3, 2013 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  42. Dory is a great movie JoJo

    watch her make a fool of herself its much more amusing

    April 3, 2013 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
  43. JOJO file your hack in....Good Person

    April 3, 2013 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  44. Take A Poop On A hack

    and leave the good people alone....

    April 3, 2013 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  45. FIFI

    I loved finding nemo, and look forward to dori. To the idiots that need to dump on all things good ~ well go do that and shut up about it your not at all amusing.

    April 3, 2013 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  46. Should we break it too her or wait another day?

    April 3, 2013 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  47. nerp

    Hmm... I never thought they would make a sequel to this. Now the Incredibles.. I wanna see a sequel

    April 3, 2013 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
  48. Constantine19901662

    I love finding nemo!!:) so i hope this is as awsome, funny, and colorful as the first!!:):)

    April 3, 2013 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  49. Mammy

    Dropping a large bowel movement into my neighbor's koi pond this evening...

    April 3, 2013 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  50. Fahamivu

    So excited 2 c it, I wonder if Nemo wasn't the only egg not eaten by that mean fish. Can't wait rdy 2 c Monster's Inc. 2, The Incredible's 2, & Flushed Away 2. Idk if they were all made by the same company however I enjoyed the originals very much.

    April 2, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Courtney

    Can't wait !!!! Funny movie .

    April 2, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Mammy

    Can't wait! In the meantime, working on a screenplay called "A Boy and his Dump".

    April 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  53. warren

    Cute movie.

    April 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |

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