‘Finding Nemo’ sequel officially titled ‘Finding Dory’

Posted: April 2, 2013 in Movies

Pixar’s Finding Nemo was a meteoric success so it’s no surprise that Disney wanted a sequel, but nearly 15 years after the original film is a bit risky.  Pixar plans on taking Finding Nemo’s supporting character – Dory – and making the character the main focus of the sequel, which they’ve aptly named Finding Dory.

It’s not the first time Pixar has taken a side character from one of their original films and made them a focal point of a sequel, 2011’s Cars 2 took the character Mater and made him the hero.  Cars 2 was critically panned as Pixar’s worst movie to date but made Disney a ton of cash.  Is Finding Dory going to be much of the same?

The sequel is set for a November 25, 2015 release date – which suggests that the studio doesn’t want to milk it for cash – ala Cars 2 – with holding a summer release.

Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton (who also directed WALL-E and John Carter) is set to return for Finding Dory.  Albert Brooks is on board for the sequel, but he’s the only original voice we’ve gotten confirmation for.

Here’s the Finding Dory synopsis:

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.

Pixar’s next foray into “sequel” territory is Monsters University, which is a prequel to the 2001 film Monsters Inc.,

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