Since it’s the second day of the month, I’m thinking this isn’t an april Fools joke.
Both Disney Pixar and Ellen DeGeneres herself have taken to social media to officially announce that everyone’s favorite funny Blue Regal Tang with short-term memory loss is getting her own movie. Ellen simply added along with the above graphic, “it’s happening.” But she added more detail in an official statement:
“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. 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.”
If you’re still skeptical, the official Facebook page was created March 11th, so this definitely isn’t a cruel joke for Dory fans. The movie is set to take place a year after Nemo was found, and will have both old and new characters.
Finding Dory is set to hit theaters November 2015.
*Update: Ellen used her first day back on her daytime talkshow to share the news too! Watch her announcement after the jump: