Disney’s Pixar Animation has announced today that Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her Nemo voice role for Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory.
Finding Dory is due out November 25, 2015, and will be directed by Andrew Stanton, who also made Finding Nemo.
A happy Ellen DeGeneres have said: “I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time.”
Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her Nemo voice role for Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory
“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.”
Finding Dory picks up about a year after the action of Finding Nemo, with Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful fish Dory on her own adventure to reunite with loved ones.
The film will also feature new characters along with familiar ones, including Nemo and his dad, Marlin, who was voiced by Albert Brooks, according to Disney. It is not known yet whether Albert Brooks will reprise his voice role.
Finding Nemo was released in 2003 and took in $921 million worldwide.
The movie was the first Pixar production to win the Academy Award for best animated feature after the category was added in 2001.
Pixar films have gone on to dominate, winning the Oscar seven years out of 12. (A.P.)
Brave, the latest animated feature from Disney Pixar, makes its debut at number one in the US box office chart, according to early estimates.
Brave made $66.7 million in its opening weekend, knocking Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted off the top spot.
The film, about a princess in medieval Scotland, is the first Disney Pixar animation with a female protagonist.
Action thriller Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was the second highest new entry at number three.
The film, whose cast includes actors Dominic Cooper and Rufus Sewell, took a total of $16.5 million over the weekend.
Brave, the latest animated feature from Disney Pixar, makes its debut at number one in the US box office chart
Brave, which will close the Edinburgh International Film Festival later this week, is the 13th consecutive Pixar release to open at number one.
“Their track record is just unbelievable,” said Paul Dergarabedian, analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com.
“The Pixar brand just carries so much weight with the audience. It doesn’t matter almost what the story is about if it has the Pixar name.”
Brave’s heroine, who rebels against her family’s plans for her to marry, is voiced by Kelly Macdonald, of Trainspotting and Boardwalk Empire fame.
Keira Knightley’s latest film, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, made its debut at number 10.
It’s three-day takings of $3.8 million reflected the fact it had a more limited release than the rest of the titles in this week’s Top 10.
Woody Allen’s Italian romance, To Rome With Love, opened in five cinemas and made $379,371.
That gave the film an average of $75,874 per screen, compared to the $16,028 screen average for Brave.