Pixar pushes back ‘Finding Nemo’ sequel to June 2016

Sequel will now arrive 13 years after the Oscar-winning original

The release date of Pixar’s sequel to Finding Nemo has been pushed back.

Finding Dory had been scheduled to open in cinemas on November 25, 2015 but will now arrive nearly eight months later on June 17, 2016, Pixar announced yesterday (September 18).

The sequel is set about a year after the original film and Nemo, Marlin and the Tank Gang are all set to return alongside a shoal of new characters. Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy have recently signed up to join Ellen DeGeneres in the voice cast.

Finding Dory has been delayed to make way for another Pixar film, The Good Dinosaur, whose own release date has been shunted from May 30, 2014 to November 25, 2015 following a change of director.

Released in May 2003, Finding Nemo grossed over $878 million (£562 million) at the box office worldwide and won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Plans for a sequel first emerged last summer (2012).