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Ellen DeGeneres Swims Back For 'Finding Nemo 2' To Play Dory, But You Won't See The Movie Until 2016

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by Kevin Jagernauth
August 22, 2012 9:21 AM
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It looks like the wheels are turning fast on the unnecessary sequel to the solid and entertaining "Finding Nemo." Last month, Andrew Stanton found some post-"John Carter" employment as the director of the upcoming movie, and now, one of the most treasured characters from the first movie is set to return.

Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her role as the dorky goofball Dory, who drew the biggest laughs from the her short term memory loss in the original film. Of course, how she fits into the narrative this time around is being kept tightly under wraps, but here's hoping Victoria Strouse ("New Best Friend") who is penning the screenplay, has some good ideas that are more "Toy Story 2" and less "Cars 2." But here's the kicker -- according to THR, "Finding Nemo 2" is being planned for a 2016 release. Wha?

Actually, it's not that surprising. Animation tends to take years, and given Pixar's focus on story (they are know for shifting gears mid-stream), it gives them a lot of time to get it right. And the studio already has a number of features in the pipeline in between, including original movies like "The Good Dinosaur," an untitled production focused on a journey inside the human mind (directed by Pete Docter) and another set around Día de los Muertos (from Lee Unkrich).

But if you need a "Finding Nemo" fix right now, just head to your local theater on September 14th for the (sigh) 3D re-release.

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9 Comments

  • Claire p.s. I edoreu Ellen | February 26, 2013 6:23 PMReply

    Hi my name is Claire lamb and the last time i ate a fish was two weeks ago i know i know hold your applause for later But really i can't wait to hear Ellen be dorky dory that fits right in I'm not saying u r dorky or any thing ellen it's just that your voice it perfect for dory and I love your show so much I swear someday I just might be on you show i dream of being on it anyway I can't wait for finding nemo 2 please comment on my comment and also I am only eleven to think of you actually reading this would just fell soo good so can't wait bye.

  • Claire p.s. I love u Ellen | February 26, 2013 6:18 PMReply

    Omg i can't wait to hear Ellen be dorky dory that fits right in I'm not saying u r dorky or any thing ellen it's just that your voice it perfect for dory and I love your show so much I swear somday I just might be on it any way I can't wait for it.

  • Allison | September 5, 2012 3:03 PMReply

    Hi my name is Allison Oliver. I want to leave yiu a note to say that I want to know about Nemo movie so can you explain some thing clear?

    Allison Oliver

  • Tim | August 22, 2012 7:12 PMReply

    I've given up on Pixar. First they go against their whole "originality" motto by saturating us with unnecessay sequels, (and yes they are unnecessary). Then, they make direct to videos after scolding Disney for doing the same thing. Finally, they diss their only female director, a person whose artistic decisions have proven to be successful.

    But it's not really surprising. Money and sexism speak loudly to J. La$$eter.

  • Giorgio_c | August 22, 2012 10:28 AMReply

    Dear Kevin, say "unnecessary" for a film that comes out in 4 years and you do not know the plot is shallow and stupid.

  • Lee | August 22, 2012 9:40 AMReply

    so Nemo is lost. again?

  • Claire agin | February 26, 2013 6:25 PM

    I mean lee

  • Claire | February 26, 2013 6:21 PM

    Wow funny Tim

  • ArcherSlyce | August 22, 2012 9:26 AMReply

    Soooo kids who were 10 when they saw the first one will be ... 23 !!!

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