Nemo Finds Sequel
The Pixar team are at it again. It has been nearly a year since word of a sequel to the ground-breaking animated feature was announced; since then Finding Nemo fans have been treading water hoping for some information about the eagerly awaited sequel.
The pleasantly catchy “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming” musical mantra has stuck with us for years after the films release, and despite numerous false rumours surrounding a sequel, it was recently green-lit and now it has a title, in the shape of Finding Dory.
Ellen DeGeneres, who marvellously voiced Dory, has championed a sequel for many years and hoped that the whole Nemo gang would accompany her in another helping of underwater mischief: “I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time.” It would appear her prayers have been answered, as Albert Brooks has signed on to reprise his role as the pedantic Marlin, as has director and co-writer Andrew Stanton, who believes “there is no Dory without Ellen”.
The story will take place approximately one year after the colourful events of the first film, and will shed more light on the chirpy and loveable nuances of the forgetful fish, Dory. Set on the coast of California, this sequel will introduce more of Dory’s family members, her backstory as well, and possibly, given its title, lead to an comedic adventure story much like the revered first outing.
Now word yet on the rest of the cast. Alexander Gould, who originally played Nemo, won’t be returning thanks to his voice-change over the past ten years. But given the first film’s near billion-dollar gross (helped domestically by its recent 3D release), you can expect news breaking of some well-known comedic actors before its release.
Finding Dory has a tentative release date of November 25, 2015; those who haven’t already re-visited the original, can find Nemo all over again, this time in 3D, with it’s recent release on Blu-Ray.