Found April 02, 2013 on The Nosebleeds:
PLAYERS: Ellen Degeneres
Ellen Degeneres broke the news on Tuesday that “Finding Dory,” Pixar’s sequel to the 2003 smash hit “Finding Nemo,” has officially been given the green light. Degeneres, who will return to voice the title character, shared the news on her talk show (which you can see below) to much delight Tuesday morning. Like many other skeptics, my first instinct was to believe that the announcement was just a really mean and belated April Fools joke, but it appears that it’s legit, with Disney and Pixar confirming and releasing an official press release: “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. Aaaaaaand I’m excited. The sequel has been given a November 25, 2015 release date.
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