'Finding Dory' in the pipeline

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Save the date. Dory, the blue tang fish with the voice of Ellen DeGeneres, will be back in "Finding Dory" on Nov. 25, 2015.

"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," said Ms. DeGeneres in a press release announcing the Disney-Pixar project.

"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 will take audiences back to the underwater world of the original.

"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."

The story will take place about a year after the first film and return Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others, and introduce new characters who will be part of Dory's life. It will be set, in part, along the California coastline.

"Finding Nemo" won the 2003 Academy Award for best animated feature and was nominated for original screenplay, score and sound editing. It's the fourth highest-grossing animated film worldwide.

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