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Finding Nemo 2 Update
By Robert T. Trate
August 23, 2012
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Marlin and Dory in FINDING NEMO (2003).
© Walt Disney and Pixar
Ellen DeGeneres is in negotiations to reprise her role in Disney/Pixar's planned Finding Nemo sequel.
Assuming the deal comes together, DeGeneres would voice Dory, a blue tang fish who was suffering from short-term memory loss in the 2003 original film.
Over the years, DeGeneres has not been quiet about her desire to see a Nemo sequel come to fruition, making multiple mentions on her popular syndicated talk show. Writer/director Andrew Stanton (John Carter), who wrote the 2003 film with DeGeneres in mind and co-directed it, is set to return for the follow-up. Victoria Strouse is writing the script and Lindsey Collins is producing. A 2016 release date is projected.
The original, which won the Academy award for best animated feature, is still the highest-grossing orignal Pixar movie, earning $868 million to date worldwide.
The first Nemo, like several Disney properties, is getting a 3D update. The Pixar classic will be rereleased in theaters next month.