Finding Nemo 2 confirmed and named

News Simon Brew 2 Apr 2013 - 17:25

Pixar has taken the first wraps off Finding Nemo 2, now known as Finding Dory...

Since it was first revealed to be happening last year, news on Pixar's planned Finding Nemo 2 has been unsurprisingly scarce. Until now, anyway, as Disney has now put out an official announcement about the film, its title, and when to expect it.

Finding Nemo 2 then is now going by the official name of Finding Dory, and that promotes the character voiced by Ellen DeGeneres in the original film to top billing. DeGeneres will be returning to lend her vocal talents to the film.

The film is being directed by Andrew Stanton, who also made Finding Nemo, John Carter and Wall-E, and he said that "Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favourites 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".

Disney has also confirmed that Finding Dory is set for cinema release on November 25th 2015. More news on the film as we get it...

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Then I guess the joke's on........

Found her! She's featured on the blue plate special at Uncle Barnacle's Fish'n'Chips Buffet

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Well I won't speak for anyone else, but I'm looking forward to this and love the character of Dory - surely we all know it's not going to be about literally having to find her - the movie is going to be about finding herself/her family.

All I hear is how Pixar release too many sequels these days. Pixar released their first feature length film, Toy Story, in 1995. By 2016, 21 years later, they will have released 19 films, and only 5 of those are sequels - add in the cancelled movie 'Newt' to the total, and you get the statistic that only a quarter of Pixar films are sequels. More to the point, they always ensure effort goes into these productions, they always get the voice cast back and the animation itself is as top notch as ever. What is so wrong with revisiting a few favourite characters along the way?

This talk of Pixar suddenly making too many sequels only came about in the last year or two. People seem to forget they've just released 'Brave', and that 'The Good Dinosaur', 'Inside Out' and 'Dia de los Muertos' are three more original films that are on their way... I for one am excited about a mix of the new and familiar being offered up by Pixar.

Still looking forward to this, even if the title is utterly terrible.

Out of those 5 sequels you mention, 4 are from years 2010-2015. So if you look Pixar's output since 2010, they have already released 2 sequels and 1 original movie (+1 cancelled movie). They have 2 sequels coming and 3 original movies, but it's very likely that we'll also get "Toy Story 4" in near future, so it's actually 3 sequels planned. It's now more like 50% sequels and 50% original movies.

Note: I don't actually mind a sequel. A great movie is a great movie, even if it's sequel, reboot, "retelling" etc. Why would anyone mind another "Toy Story" movie?! Maybe it'll be even better than the excellent 3rd one?!

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