Disney and Pixar are looking to follow up on the success of their 2003 animated film “Finding Nemo,” with a sequel that will focus on Nemo’s side kick Dory, played by Ellen DeGeneres.
The companies officially announced the release of the upcoming movie, named “Finding Dory,” on April 2.
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time,” Ellen DeGeneres said in a statement.
“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.”
The new film will include many of the characters of the original, such as Marlin, the Tank Gang, and Nemo.
“Finding Dory” is scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 25, 2015. The first film was one of the most succesful animated movies at Pixar, raking in $921.7 million in total worldwide gross and winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.