My favorite part of Finding Nemo is the scene where Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) explains her short-term memory disorder to Marlin (Albert Brooks). “It runs in my family,” she explains. “At least, I think it does . . . where are they?”
We’re about to find that out.
Pixar had already announced that a sequel to Finding Nemo was in the works, with the original cast all returning. Today, they announced its title (Finding Dory) and provided a release date (November 25, 2015).
People can argue with the artistic merits of Pixar making sequels of their recent classics, but you can’t really argue that Toy Story is one of the very greatest movie trilogies of all time, with each film being better than the one that came before it. The Brain Trust at Pixar is clearly committed to telling quality stories.
Set a year after the events of the first film, the sequel will find Dory being united with her long lost family. “The script is fantastic,” Ms. DeGeneres said in a press statement. “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.”
Just keep swimming.