This morning Pixar Studios announced that they will be producing a sequel to their massive ’03 hit, Finding Nemo, which will be called Finding Dory. The title implies that instead of Nemo being the one who needs rescuing, it will be Dory. Dory was the third protagonist of the original film, and the forgetful blue tang fish became arguably the franchise’s most popular character. It’s a logical step
It has also been confirmed that Ellen DeGeneres will be reprising the role of Dory. Ellen had mentioned that she’s waited nine years to make this movie. She had this to say in a 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.”
Finding Dory has already been scheduled for release in November of 2015.
When I first saw this news, I thought it was a late April Fool’s day joke. Much to my displeasure, it’s all true. I’ve become very worried that Pixar, once the most dependable studio in the world as far as consistent quality, has finally fallen to the same creative bankruptcy disease that the rest of Hollywood has been afflicted with for years. While Ellen has spoken very highly of this new script for the film, I’m still skeptical, but I’d love to be proven wrong.
What do you think about the idea of Finding Dory? Are you pleased by the idea?
Source: CBS News