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Ellen DeGeneres to reprise role in 'Finding Nemo' sequel, 'Finding Dory'

Posted by Emily Wright  April 2, 2013 12:56 PM

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Can you speak whale? Well, Dory can, and you may get to see even more of her famous dialect in the upcoming "Finding Dory," slated for a Nov. 25, 2015 release.

The bumbling, blue, forgetful tang fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres will be the focus of the "Finding Nemo" sequel according to a release from Disney Publicity Studios on April 2.

"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," DeGeneres said in the press release. "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."

We're guessing that Dory just kept swimming, because the upcoming feature is set in the California coastline, far from the Australian waters we remember. Fans of the film will recognize Marlin, Nemo, and the Tank Gang (from the dentist office fish tank), as well as a slew of new characters.

"Finding Nemo," which won the 2004 Oscar for best animated feature, was incredibly popular after its 2003 release and grossed $380,838,870 at the box office in the U.S. alone, according to IMDB.

Are you excited for the new film? Were you a fan of the first one? Let us know in the comments!

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