Finding Dory, the upcoming and newly-announced sequel to Finding Nemo, was announced today for a 2015 release — and to hear Twitter tell it, you’d think we have a new pope again.
The hullabaloo over Finding Dory even though it’s well over two years away was intense, and nowhere was as excited as Twitter for the Nemo followup.
And while the titular characters of Finding Nemo were central to the plot obviously, the scatterbrained but positive-leaning (“just keep swimming!”) Dory (voiced by America’s sweetheart Ellen DeGeneres) was definitely the most beloved out of the film.
Over on the microblogging site, Nemo fans reacted with feverish enthusiasm to the Finding Dory news, reacting in all manner of “squee” to the sequel buzz:
I apologize in advance for knocking your child over in November 2015 to get in the movie theater to watch ‘Finding Dory’
— Peter Kash FLOW 93-5 (@PeterKash) April 3, 2013
When I found out about Finding Dory twitter.com/rhiannonsander…
— rhiannon (@rhiannonsanders) April 3, 2013
I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR FINDING DORY MY ENTIRE LIFE THIS IS THE REASON I LIVE twitter.com/Ohio1DPotatoes…
— Nawzli 😀 (@Ohio1DPotatoes) April 3, 2013
me to all the little kids at the movie theaters when finding dory comes out twitter.com/TypicalGirI/st…
— Typical White Girl (@TypicalGirI) April 3, 2013
I DON’T CARE IF IT DOESN’T COME OUT FOR A LONG TIME. I NEED TO FIND A DATE FOR FINDING DORY NOW. twitter.com/verrlust/statu…
— Eric (@verrlust) April 3, 2013
Me when I heard about Finding Dory twitter.com/HeyThereErick/…
— Erich (@HeyThereErick) April 3, 2013
youtube.com/watch?feature=… FINDING DORY MY HEART JUST EXPLODED
— diana (@narrythenight) April 3, 2013
How did your Twitter react to Finding Dory?
My kids are excited about the movie, but I wish Ellen wasn't the once playing her.
I couldn't believe some of the reactions I saw on Twitter. Too funny!
I'm excited to see Finding Dory but not as excited as the people on Twitter!
My kids would love to see this movie but the reactions on twitter are insane.
I'm excited for this to come out! My daughter and I LOVE Finding Nemo!
My kids will love it…but I thought Dory was a pretty weak character, actually a more fitting word would be ANNOYING! She can stay lost for all I care…
I have to wait till 2015! Ah well.
My son has never watched finding nemo! guess we need to go watch that before Finding Dorey comes out. hope they do not butcher it!
I love Dory and I wish to find her. I will most definitely watch this.
I can't wait to see this movie! Dory was my FAVORITE in Finding Nemo!
I'm pretty excited that they are making this, but "THIS IS THE REASON I LIVE" is a little intense!
My twitter missed it! Lol but I would love to see it.
I just saw something about this for the first time today and I think this might be the first movie I take my little girl to see.
I'm so excited!
I may not be quite as excited as those Twitter followers, but I'm definitely excited. I remember when "Finding Nemo" came out. Now that I have kids, a new Disney movie will be that much more fun!
People are so funny in this world! I will probably go see this movie but probably will not be violent or overly dramatic getting to the movie! I did love Dory in Finding Nemo so should be good!