TV host Ellen DeGeneres is set to reprise her role as Dory in the sequel to hit animation, Finding Nemo.
The talk-shown sensation has entered negotiations to reprise her voice-acting role as the lovable blue tang fish suffering from short-term memory loss (a.k.a. Memento syndrome) in the sequel to Pixar’s Oscar-winning 2003 hit.
The original Finding Nemo paired DeGeneres opposite Albert Brooks (Drive) as Marlin, the overly-clingy clownfish who sets out on a whirlwind adventure across the ocean – including, encounters with aspiring vegetarian sharks, surfer turtles, and a krill-eating whale who lends them a ride (… in its mouth) – in order to rescue his son, Nemo, who’s been captured by humans.
DeGeneres has frequently discussed her interest in returning to the (animated) ocean for Finding Nemo 2, over the nine years that have passed since that film grossed some $868 million worldwide in theaters (still the highest number for a non-sequel Pixar movie). Heat Vision has the scoop on DeGeneres circling Nemo 2, and points out that the role of Dory was even written with the popular comedian in mind.