Breaking: Nemo sequel to be titled ‘Finding Dory,’ Set for November 25th 2015

Update 2:45pm EST: Finding Dory is on Facebook! (via Pixar Post)

Update 1:25pm EST: Ellen DeGeneres announced ‘Finding Dory’ on the The Ellen Show

Update 12:22 EST: Disney’s ‘Viral Blog’ OMD (Oh My Disney) has posted a brief article on the Nemo crew returning to cinemas.

On the morning of April 2nd, several Disney related Twitter accounts tweeted the news that Finding Dory is coming to theaters in November of 2015 along with the following image.



The timing of this news is a bit too close to April 1st for comfort. But with an official press release, it would be very hard for the studio to pass this off as a gag. It’s no surprise that Andrew Stanton will return as director for the long awaited sequel. The Press Release also names DeGeneres, alongside several characters who will be reprising their roles.

Here is the official Press Release:

Here’s the full press release:When Dory said “just keep swimming” in 2003’s Oscar®-winning film “Finding Nemo,” she could not have imagined what was in store for her (not that she could remember). Ellen DeGeneres, voice of the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, revealed details today about Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory”—an all-new big-screen adventure diving into theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.

“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.


  • Jon Beer