Disney and Pixar have made millions of people's days today with their announcement of Finding Dory, a sequel to the 2003 animated classic Finding Nemo!
Set for release in 2015, the film will star popular talk show host Ellen Degeneres, as confirmed by director Andrew Stanton, who said: "There is no Dory without Ellen."
Fresh from her trip to Australia, the setting of the film, Degeneres expressed her excitement over the film, saying "I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time."
â€œIâ€™m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creatingToy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: Itâ€™s got a lot of heart, itâ€™s really funny and the best part is - itâ€™s got a lot more Dory."
The film is apparently set about a year after the action of Finding Nemo, and will see "Dory on her own adventure to reunite with loved ones".
The film will feature both old and new characters, including Nemo and his father Marlin. While it is unconfirmed whether or not Albert Brooks (who played Marlin) will return to the role, it has been confirmed thatÂ Alexander Gould, who played Nemo, will not be returning to the role. Gould was reportedly "devastated" after learning that his voice would be much too deep to play Nemo after the first film.
While we love the idea of a sequel, we're always somewhat sceptical about a film which simply mirrors the plot of it's predecessor.Â Are you excited for the movie? Let us know over at the forums!