Details about the upcoming sequel to Disney’s “Finding Nemo,” “Finding Dory,” has just been released at the recent Comic-Con Experience in Brazil. The sequel was said to focus on Nemo’s hyperactive absentminded blue fish friend Dory, voiced by renowned host Ellen DeGeneres.
According to Slashfilm, Pixar president Jim Morris revealed that majority of the film would take place at the Marine Biology Institute of California, a large rehabilitation facility for marine life. Dory would reportedly discover that she was born in the institute and freed into the ocean at a young age, which sets her off on an exciting quest to find her parents.
Aside from DeGeneres, Albert Brooks reprise his role as Marlin in the sequel, while Diane Keaton will voice Dory’s mother, and Eugene Levy will play Dory’s father.
Many fans are excited about “Finding Dory,” but some are a bit wary on how the sequel would fare to its predecessor. “Finding Nemo” set an incredibly high bar, with a 99 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature upon its release. It’s also the third highest-grossing G-rated movie of all time, according to Box Office Mojo. It made a whopping $380 million in 2003.
DeGeneres has been very vocal of her excitement on the Disney sequel.
“I have 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,’” she said in a statement, as published by Huffington Post.
The host, however, claimed that the ten-year wait was definitely 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,” added DeGeneres.
Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory” is expected to hit theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.
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