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Disney Pixar has announced a sequel to Finding Nemo: Finding Dory.

The movie is slated to make a splash in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.

Ellen DeGeneres is set to again play the voice of the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish.

“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.”

According to director Andrew Stanton, Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others.

Nemo and Dory

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. 

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