Ellen DeGeneres to costar in Pixar's Finding Nemo

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Originally published on Advocate.com April 22 2002 11:00 PM ET

Pixar Animation
Studios, the animation company behind such hits as
Monsters, Inc. and the Toy Story films,
has announced that its next release will be Finding
Nemo
and that one of the voices will be provided by
Ellen DeGeneres. The film tells the story of two fish, a
father and son, who become separated in the Great Barrier
Reef. Albert Brooks provides the voice of the father, and
DeGeneres, according to a company press release, "voices
Dory, a forgetful but relentlessly optimistic companion that
the father meets during his travels." The film is set for
release in the summer of 2003.
Pixar's Monsters, Inc. recently crossed the
$500 million mark in the global box office, making it the
second-highest grossing animated film of all time (behind
1994's The Lion King).