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Disney announces that Finding Nemo sequel will be called Finding Dory with new title banner

Apr. 2, 2013by:

For fans of both Pixar and their underwater adventure FINDING NEMO, Disney has announced a new title and release date for the sequel, now called FINDING DORY.  The sequel continues the adventures of Nemo, Marlin, and of course, Dory, who looks to be the one lost this time out.  It was already announced that stars Albert Brooks (as Marlin) and Ellen Degeneres (as Dory) would be returning to the follow-up.  Degeneres, for her part, seems very excited to return, saying:

“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.’ 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 Andrew Stanton is also returning to the sequel after a not-so-hot live action debut with JOHN CARTER last year, and is equally excited to have Degeneres back in the cast, saying:

“There is no Dory without Ellen. 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, the story picks up a year after FINDING NEMO:

"...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."

So, there you have it.  The Pixar sequel machine continues to crank 'em out.  I enjoyed FINDING NEMO and I know it's the favorite Pixar flick for many fans, but it sits low on the totem pole for me.  I know it sounds like a broken record, but I'd much rather see new material than sequels from the animation studio.  Thankfully, there are a few new ones on the horizon mixed in with the franchise films. 

FINDING DORY is set for release on November 25, 2015.

 

Extra Tidbit: Excitement level for this on a 1-10 scale?
Source: DisneyTotal Film

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2:41AM on 04/03/2013
Does anyone else wish this news had been released a day earlier?
Does anyone else wish this news had been released a day earlier?
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7:52PM on 04/02/2013
The first film made me an Ellen DeGeneres fan. Dory is a character that could have very easily turned out extremely annoying, but at her hands was kind of endearing and was a character that pulled the viewer further into the quest for Nemo. I hope they get Geoffrey Rush and Willem Dafoe back - those are two actors I didn't expect to be in a cartoon about fish, and who did really nice voice work.
The first film made me an Ellen DeGeneres fan. Dory is a character that could have very easily turned out extremely annoying, but at her hands was kind of endearing and was a character that pulled the viewer further into the quest for Nemo. I hope they get Geoffrey Rush and Willem Dafoe back - those are two actors I didn't expect to be in a cartoon about fish, and who did really nice voice work.
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7:36PM on 04/02/2013
The only reason I'm nervous about this is b/c ever since this movie was released, I never once heard Pixar talk about any desire to make a sequel. Than John Carter bombs, and Andrew Stanton decides to make a sequel to Finding Nemo. I'm pretty sure the Disney Exec's forced him to make a sequel to the most popular pixar film that didn't already have a sequel as an agreement to director another live action film again. However, that doesn't mean that this won't be a great movie anyway.
The only reason I'm nervous about this is b/c ever since this movie was released, I never once heard Pixar talk about any desire to make a sequel. Than John Carter bombs, and Andrew Stanton decides to make a sequel to Finding Nemo. I'm pretty sure the Disney Exec's forced him to make a sequel to the most popular pixar film that didn't already have a sequel as an agreement to director another live action film again. However, that doesn't mean that this won't be a great movie anyway.
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5:26PM on 04/02/2013

C'mon, Pixar...You guys know what sequel we fans want!

"Finding Nemo" is one Pixar movie that should be a stand alone. However, there is this little 2004 movie you guys created called "The Incredibles"... Maybe you remember it? It would be *PERFECT* for sequels.

Just a thought.
"Finding Nemo" is one Pixar movie that should be a stand alone. However, there is this little 2004 movie you guys created called "The Incredibles"... Maybe you remember it? It would be *PERFECT* for sequels.

Just a thought.
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5:38PM on 04/02/2013
Pixar is likely waiting for Brad Bird, since it really was his story. If Brad Bird is willing, I'm sure a sequel will be done.

I agree about the stand alone line.
Pixar is likely waiting for Brad Bird, since it really was his story. If Brad Bird is willing, I'm sure a sequel will be done.

I agree about the stand alone line.
4:53PM on 04/02/2013

Pixar has become more like Dreamworks

I remember when Pixar enjoyed making original stories that appealed to both children and adults but now, all we get is endless useless sequels. If there was any one of their films that warrants a sequel, it's The Incredibles.
I remember when Pixar enjoyed making original stories that appealed to both children and adults but now, all we get is endless useless sequels. If there was any one of their films that warrants a sequel, it's The Incredibles.
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5:36PM on 04/02/2013
Pixar has at least three announced original films to be released in the next several years: Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, a film about Dia De Los Muertos, and yet to be announced films from Teddy Newton and the writer of Safety Not Guaranteed and another movie from Brave director Mark Andrews. Within that, they have two confirmed sequels/prequels. At least Pixar isn't trying to cram two or three subpar movies a year. They still have some original stories slated to be released.

As much as
Pixar has at least three announced original films to be released in the next several years: Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, a film about Dia De Los Muertos, and yet to be announced films from Teddy Newton and the writer of Safety Not Guaranteed and another movie from Brave director Mark Andrews. Within that, they have two confirmed sequels/prequels. At least Pixar isn't trying to cram two or three subpar movies a year. They still have some original stories slated to be released.

As much as we all want to see an Incredibles sequel, I am personally only interested if Brad Bird is involved and has developed an interesting story (and I think Pixar won't do it without him). Brad Bird is the one holding it up, and with his work on Tomorrowland, it would appear he still has no intention to make another Incredibles.
6:51PM on 04/02/2013
I like how you complain about sequels and lack of originality....and then instantly demand an Incredibles sequel.

Well played.

(PS, Toy Story 2 & 3 aren't even close to "pointless" sequels)
I like how you complain about sequels and lack of originality....and then instantly demand an Incredibles sequel.

Well played.

(PS, Toy Story 2 & 3 aren't even close to "pointless" sequels)
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3:50PM on 04/02/2013

Great...but...a big but...

I would much rather see a new original Pixar movie as well. On the other hand, if Pixar was only going to make one sequel to any of their movies, it would have to be Finding Nemo hands frickin down!!!
I have to say that Pixar is having some MAJOR MAJOR PROBLEMS in the Originality department though..... I was so excited to see Brave, it looked like a beautiful beautiful movie.....The most disappointed I've been ever with their original movies, and I know many many others agree. Cars 2??? Total
I would much rather see a new original Pixar movie as well. On the other hand, if Pixar was only going to make one sequel to any of their movies, it would have to be Finding Nemo hands frickin down!!!
I have to say that Pixar is having some MAJOR MAJOR PROBLEMS in the Originality department though..... I was so excited to see Brave, it looked like a beautiful beautiful movie.....The most disappointed I've been ever with their original movies, and I know many many others agree. Cars 2??? Total garbage....straight to video that movie should have went. I have to say I'm very concerned with Planes too!!
IDK but I think Pixar has lost something along the way. Ever since they've been acquired by Disney something changed. I don't know what and I know I've heard that they got a really really great deal and they've kept creative licensing and all that and John Lasseter is running everything as far as animated movies are concerned at Disney so.....what the deal man? What happened?
I hope they can get back on track and really dig deep again for really really great stories....and if their not so great...don't sell out, go straight to dvd; money is still good there.
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4:08PM on 04/02/2013
What about Inside Out, the movie set inside the mind of a young girl? Or The Good Dinosaur, a movie about a world where dinosaurs never went extinct? Or the untitled movie about Dia De Los Muertos? That's three original projects and two sequels (or one prequel and one sequel) coming, and I personally think the premise of those movies show some of the charm of early Pixar releases. I don't think Cars 2 was complete garbage. It had some breathtakingly beautiful animation and actually tried
What about Inside Out, the movie set inside the mind of a young girl? Or The Good Dinosaur, a movie about a world where dinosaurs never went extinct? Or the untitled movie about Dia De Los Muertos? That's three original projects and two sequels (or one prequel and one sequel) coming, and I personally think the premise of those movies show some of the charm of early Pixar releases. I don't think Cars 2 was complete garbage. It had some breathtakingly beautiful animation and actually tried to be a different movie instead of repeating the same story of its predecessor. And Planes is not a Pixar release. Disney is the company behind that movie.

The point is, while Pixar has had some disappointing releases (and not everyone agrees on Brave; I thought it was okay, while my brother loves it), they have some original projects coming up. Three original stories out of the next five films. That is not bad if you ask me.
2:56PM on 04/02/2013

on the scale? about 9

Remember when Pixar said "our films don't get finished, they just get released". This is a prime example of that.

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Remember when Pixar said "our films don't get finished, they just get released". This is a prime example of that.

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2:53PM on 04/02/2013
I know I will get bashed for this, but I like all of Pixar's films including "Cars 2" and "Brave". If you take them for what they are and appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that goes into these films they are truly spectacular. That being said, "Finding Dory" is another film that I welcome with open arms to see. On a side note, can't wait for "Monster's University".
I know I will get bashed for this, but I like all of Pixar's films including "Cars 2" and "Brave". If you take them for what they are and appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that goes into these films they are truly spectacular. That being said, "Finding Dory" is another film that I welcome with open arms to see. On a side note, can't wait for "Monster's University".
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2:46PM on 04/02/2013

Yea why not

Pixar will be straddling a fine line here with Dora having the most potential to become one of those entertaining side characters who get too much over-exposure in the sequels.

Having said that, if there's anyone I trust with their properties, to tell good stories with strong characters...it's Pixar. They've made some incredible movies, and even their worst movies aren't bad movies, just simply good ones.
Pixar will be straddling a fine line here with Dora having the most potential to become one of those entertaining side characters who get too much over-exposure in the sequels.

Having said that, if there's anyone I trust with their properties, to tell good stories with strong characters...it's Pixar. They've made some incredible movies, and even their worst movies aren't bad movies, just simply good ones.
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1:55PM on 04/02/2013
The main reason I this will work is how excited Stanton seems to be about this project.
The main reason I this will work is how excited Stanton seems to be about this project.
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1:33PM on 04/02/2013
I think Pixar has been underperforming for years now. I was disappointed in Wall-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Brave and I haven't seen Cars 2. These flicks weren't bad, but terribly overrated in my opinion.
I think Pixar has been underperforming for years now. I was disappointed in Wall-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Brave and I haven't seen Cars 2. These flicks weren't bad, but terribly overrated in my opinion.
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3:07PM on 04/02/2013
Suck my balls.
Suck my balls.
1:31PM on 04/02/2013
I really enjoy Pixar films, but I don't think Finding Nemo needs a sequel. I mean, there is no way they haven't at least brought up a sequel to the Incredibles at the studio
I really enjoy Pixar films, but I don't think Finding Nemo needs a sequel. I mean, there is no way they haven't at least brought up a sequel to the Incredibles at the studio
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1:30PM on 04/02/2013
Since her character annoyed the hell out of me in Nemo, I think I'll be skipping this one.
Since her character annoyed the hell out of me in Nemo, I think I'll be skipping this one.
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1:29PM on 04/02/2013
I thought the dentist was gonna come for revenge Taken 2 style.
I thought the dentist was gonna come for revenge Taken 2 style.
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1:26PM on 04/02/2013

Happy news

I love seeing the sequels to Pixar greats. If they do sequels along with originals that's a great pattern. Keep it up!
I love seeing the sequels to Pixar greats. If they do sequels along with originals that's a great pattern. Keep it up!
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1:17PM on 04/02/2013
For real???? No April fool joke???
For real???? No April fool joke???
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