“I read the script, it’s fantastic! It’s hilarious and warm…it’s everything
that you want it to be. But the thing about those movies – their brilliant and
they take a long time to make so it won’t be in theaters until 2015…but in
Australia I think that’s tomorrow”. – Ellen DeGeneres
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” to Dive into Theaters
November 25, 2015
Ellen DeGeneres, the Voice of the Beloved Blue Tang Fish in 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” Shares Plans for the All-New Big-Screen Adventure
BURBANK, Calif. (April 2, 2013) – When Dory said “just keep swimming” in 2003’s Oscar®-winning film “Finding Nemo,” she could not have imagined what was in store for her (not that she could remember). Ellen DeGeneres, voice of the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, revealed details today about Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory”—an all-new big-screen adventure diving into theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.
“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.”
Director and Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton takes audiences back to the extraordinary underwater world created in the original film. “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.”
According to Stanton, “Finding Dory” takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.
“Finding Nemo” won the 2003 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature; the film was nominated for three additional Oscars® (Best Writing, Original Screenplay; Best Music, Original Score; Best Sound Editing). It was also nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture–Comedy or Musical. In 2008, the American Film Institute named “Finding Nemo” among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made. At the time of its release, “Finding Nemo” was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all time. It’s currently the fourth highest grossing animated film worldwide. The film has more than 16 million Likes on Facebook, and Dory—with more than 24 million—is the most Liked individual character from a Disney or Disney•Pixar film.
DeGeneres’ distinctive comic voice has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearances through her work today on television, in film and in the literary world. Her syndicated talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” is in its 10th season and has earned 38 Daytime Emmy® Awards. DeGeneres has won 12 People’s Choice Awards and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian for three consecutive years. Additionally, her show won two Genesis Awards and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode. For her unforgettable turn as Dory, DeGeneres was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.
In a L.A. Times interview, Stanton explains directing ‘John Carter’. About three-fourths through the interview, he mentions he’s directing the ‘Finding Nemo Sequel’:
After “The Abyss,” Cameron returned to the film that had launched him, ”The Terminator,” and made “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” Similarly, Stanton’s next directing project will be a sequel to “Finding Nemo.”
“What was immediately on the list was writing a second ‘Carter’ movie,” he said. When that went away, everything slid up. I know I’ll be accused by more sarcastic people that it’s a reaction to ‘Carter’ not doing well, but only in its timing, but not in its conceit.”
(Source: Pixar Times)
Last month, rumors had it that Andrew Stanton has been given the go ahead to put a sequel for Finding Nemo . To add onto this, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ellen DeGeneres has signed on to play the role of Dory once again.
The question as to whether film will be a sequel or prequel has puzzled alot of people. For some, the possibility of Nemo getting lost again instantly sent people to the “I’m not seeing this movie” side. For me, DeGeneres signing on hints to the side of the film being a sequel.
PLEASE NOTE: Disney/Pixar has NOT confirmed either of these reports. So all this could be not true., which is why I’m not posting the other details that are out there. I hope you all understand.
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