“When you’ve been waiting for something so long,” Ellen DeGeneres says of her new film Finding Dory, “it’s actually a little strange when it finally arrives. It’s like, I guess, when you’re waiting for your wedding day or results of a pregnancy test, only this is much more important.”

DeGeneres has long poked fun at Disney’s decision not to make a sequel for classic 2003 animation Finding Nemo, the Australia-set aquatic adventure aimed at children and adults alike, in which she played Dory, a forgetful blue tang fish that accompanied Nemo’s father to find his son. Now a sequel, Finding Dory has finally been released (in America only for now – the UK gets it on July 29).

In fact, over the years Ellen brought up Disney’s decision not to make a sequel so many times on her US chat show that today, on the sequel’s US release, she made a supercut of all the times she hinted that she wanted it to happen.

“It’s a good example of what you can achieve if you really want something bad enough,” she says in the last few moments of the clip, after new of the film’s release was made public. “What’s the saying? If your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it then get on TV and beg for it until the people at Disney make it come true.”

See all of her not-so-subtle hints below: