Pixar Schedules ‘Nemo’ Sequel for 2015
Time to add another sequel to Pixar’s schedule.
Following the Toy Story trilogy, Cars 2 and this year’s spinoff, Planes, plus the upcoming prequel Monsters University, Pixar is diving back into the ocean for yet another sequel, Finding Dory, a followup to their 2003 hit Finding Nemo.
Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres are back providing the voices for Marlin and Dory, respectively, and DeGeneres, for one, couldn’t be happier. “I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” she said. “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.”
The sequel’s story will focus on reuniting the short-term memory-challenged Dory with her family. Giving a popular supporting character more time in the limelight sounds a lot like giving Mater the lead in Cars 2, but Pixar is definitely known more for their hits than their misfires. Finding Nemo won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and is still the fourth highest-grossing animated film of all time (not adjusting for inflation). It represents well on Flickchart, too, with a global ranking of #269, and third among Pixar films.
Finding Dory is currently slated for release on November 25, 2015, twelve and a half years after Nemo debuted.