Fans of Disney and Ellen DeGeneres are flipping
out after the talk show host recently announced the details of the upcoming animated flick, Finding Dory
, which is the long-awaited sequel to the 2003 Disney-Pixar film, Finding Nemo
Yesterday, Ellen was at the Disney D23 Expo where she shared the stage with chief creative director, John Lasseter, to give fans a sneak peak into what they can expect in the new film.
“My mom, my dad. I have a family, They don’t know where I am!” she tells Nemo and Marlin in the short clip. “All I know is that I miss them. I really, really miss them. Do you know what that feels like?”
Hitting the big screen in June 2016, the film will follow Dory as she attempts to take on an epic adventure of swimming across the ocean in Monterey, Calif. to find her long lost family. Although everyone’s favourite fish suffers from short-term memory loss, something in the sequel jars her ability to recalDory is one of DeGeneres’ most beloved characters and she’s been pushing for this film for years.
“This is so exciting for me. I’m really proud of this film,” the 57-year-old told the effervescent crowd at D23, before going on to introduce her heavy hitting costars, which include Modern Family
’s Ed O’Neill and Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, and Kaitlin Olson.
In other Disney news, the Studio announced it’s developing an animated adaptation of the infamous fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk
, with the working title, Gigantic
. The film, which is slated for 2018, will be directed by Tangled
’s Nathan Greno and produced by Dorothy McKim, in addition to featuring music by Frozen
songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
Ever wonder about the connection between Tarzan
? Supposedly it’s a real thing, according to Frozen
director, Chris Buck!
Buck says he thinks that Elsa and Anna are, in fact, the older siblings of Tarzan! The director told MTV
that the girls’ late parents never died at sea like it was originally speculated. Instead, they gave birth to baby Tarzan on a boat before being shipwrecked on a jungle island. From there, they lived in a tree house before meeting their tragic end as the lunch for a leopard, while Tarzan went on to be raised by a gang of gorillas.
“In my little head, Anna and Elsa’s brother is Tarzan… That’s my fun little world.”