(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Disney/Pixar and received via electronic mail. The
release was confirmed by the sender.) 
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” to Dive into Theaters
November 25, 2015 
Ellen DeGeneres, the Voice of the Beloved Blue Tang Fish in
2003’s “Finding Nemo,” Shares Plans for the All-New Big-Screen
BURBANK, Calif. (April 2, 2013) - When Dory said “just keep
swimming” in 2003’s Oscar®-winning film “Finding Nemo,” she
could not have imagined what was in store for her (not that she
could remember). Ellen DeGeneres, voice of the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, revealed details today about
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory”--an all-new big-screen adventure
diving into theaters on Nov. 25, 2015. 
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long,
long time,” said DeGeneres. “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.” 
Director and Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton takes audiences back
to the extraordinary underwater world created in the original
film. “There is no Dory without Ellen,” said Stanton. “She won
the hearts of moviegoers all over the world--not to mention our
team here at Pixar. One thing we couldn’t stop thinking about
was why she was all alone in the ocean on the day she met
Marlin. In ‘Finding Dory,’ she will be reunited with her loved
ones, learning a few things about the meaning of family along
the way.” 
According to Stanton, “Finding Dory” takes place about a year
after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin,
Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the
California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new
characters, including a few who will prove to be a very
important part of Dory’s life. 
“Finding Nemo” won the 2003 Academy Award® for Best Animated
Feature; the film was nominated for three additional Oscars®
(Best Writing, Original Screenplay; Best Music, Original Score;
Best Sound Editing). It was also nominated for a Golden Globe®
Award for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical. In 2008, the
American Film Institute named “Finding Nemo” among the top 10
greatest animated films ever made. At the time of its release,
“Finding Nemo” was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all
time. It’s currently the fourth highest grossing animated film
worldwide. The film has more than 16 million Likes on Facebook,
and Dory--with more than 24 million--is the most Liked
individual character from a Disney or Disney•Pixar film. 
DeGeneres’ distinctive comic voice has resonated with audiences
from her first stand-up comedy appearances through her work
today on television, in film and in the literary world. Her
syndicated talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” is in its 10th
season and has earned 38 Daytime Emmy® Awards. DeGeneres has won
12 People’s Choice Awards and the Teen Choice Award for Choice
Comedian for three consecutive years. Additionally, her show won
two Genesis Awards and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk
Show Episode. For her unforgettable turn as Dory, DeGeneres was
nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance. 
Walt Disney Studios Global Publicity
Michelle Rasic: michelle.rasic@disney.com
Derek Del Rossi: derek.del.rossi@disney.com 
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