Upcoming release: Disney/Pixar's Finding Dory

Laura is excited by the news of a Finding Nemo sequel featuring the unforgettable forgetful Dory.

Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Canada.

Dory just keeps on swimming!

Back in 2003, Pixar released its Oscar-winning animated adventure Finding Nemo to critical accolades and audience applause. It went on to become one of Pixar’s most successful ventures — and is considered to be one of its best family adventures.

Ellen DeGeneres did the voice work for Dory, a friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, who partnered up with a clownfish named Marlin (Albert Brooks) to help him search for his missing son.

The character of Dory, like the film itself, was an instant classic. DeGeneres even garnered a lot of potential Oscar attention when awards season pundits started betting on whether or not she’d receive Best Supporting Actress attention for her voice work. And, while that didn’t work in her favour, her character remains one of Pixar’s most popular.

Director and Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton plans to take audiences back to the beautiful underwater world created in the original film, only this time Dory will be able to share her experiences from her point of view — if she can remember them, that is.
 
According to a recent news release, Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film and features many returning characters — only this time it will be set in part along the California coastline, instead of the Great Barrier Reef.

I was surprisingly excited when I heard the news, and I’m usually reluctant to check out sequels. They so rarely match the excellence of the original — although I will admit that one major exception to that rule is Toy Story 3 which I actually think is the strongest film in the franchise. How can you not choke up at least three or four times when watching it? Plus, it has Michael Keaton lending his voice to the character of Ken. Need I say more? But I digress…

Finding Dory is expected to hit theatres on November 25, 2015. I know, I know, it’s still a long ways away. But in the meantime, there’s always that little clownfish family in Finding Nemo

What other Pixar film would you like to see turned into a sequel?

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