Ellen DeGeneres returns as Dory in "Finding Dory"

Comedian and television host to reprise her animated role for Pixar sequel

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Ellen DeGeneres to reprise her role as Dory in Pixar's "Finding Dory."

Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her animated role as Dory in the new Pixar film, "Finding Dory."  Disney made the official announcement Tuesday.  

Albert Brooks, who played Nemo's father in "Finding Nemo," and 'Nemo's' director Andrew Stanton will also be returning.

Ellen made it official on Twitter, posting a picture of the "Finding Dory" movie poster.  

"I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time," the comedian and television host said in a Disney press release.  "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."

"Finding Dory" will take place a year after "Finding Nemo" ends along the California coastline.  It will feature favorites like Marlin, Nemo, and the Tank Gang along with new characters that will be introduced.

"Finding Dory" is expected in theaters November 2015.

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