Finding Dory, the sequel for the 2003 Pixar film Finding Nemo, will be released on theaters next year. The trailer was revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Dory’s voice actor and recognized American comedian.

The comedian posted the movie’s poster on her twitter account yesterday. Finding Dory will be premiered next year on June 17. The sequel that kept fans waiting for more than 12 years will be focused on the iconic forgetful blue tang fish and her journey to find her family. She’ll be accompanied by some of the first film’s characters, such as Marlin, voiced once again by Albert Brooks.

Ellen DeGeneres revealed the first “Finding Dory” trailer during her show. Credit: Warner Bros

During the D23 Expo, a Disney convention that took place in California, DeGeneres revealed some plot points of the upcoming movie and also named some of the voices that will bring life to the sequel’s new characters. There are some recognized personalities included in the cast, like Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Diane Keaton and Ed O’Neil —the latter voicing an octopus called Hank.

Andrew Stanton, Finding Nemo’s director, will also be in charge of the upcoming sequel, along with Angus MacLane. Ellen said she was excited about finally releasing the film after more than three years they spent on developing.

“We waited like a decade for this to happen, and I think people will be very happy with what we’re doing. I think we’re going to produce something that, regardless of if you were a ‘Nemo’ fan or not, you’re gonna love this film,” said the comedian.

The announcement for Finding Dory was made in 2013 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The comedian, who complained in a humoristic way about the fact that all the other successful children movies were getting sequels, said she was proud to officially announce that Pixar was finally working on a sequel.

Audiences gave the first film a qualification of 8.1 out of 10 and placed it on the top 200 of the highest ranked movies of all times on the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB). Now, after waiting for more than a decade, fans of the first film will be able to watch Finding Dory on the big screen.

Source: International Business Times