Finding Dory will, according to Director and Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton, take place about a year after the events of Finding Nemo and will see the return of not just Dory, but of Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang. But they won’t be in the Australian current; a big part of Finding Dory will take place in the waters along side the California coastline. Not only will their be a new location, but there will be a “host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.”
Ellen DeGeneres is very excited to be diving back into her fishy character.
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” said DeGeneres. “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.”
Director Andres Stanton talked about the importance of Ellen as Dory saying, “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.”
Finding Dory will be swimming into theaters on November 25, 2015!