DeGeneres happy about finally 'Finding Dory' after 13 years

Thu Jun 9, 2016 8:32am EDT
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June 9 (Reuters) - - A beaming Ellen DeGeneres arrived for the Hollywood premiere of Disney Pixar's "Finding Dory" on Wednesday, a film speculated over for 13 years and which she thought would never be made.

The U.S. talk show host and comedian reprises her role as Dory, an absent-minded and chatty blue tang fish in the sequel to the Oscar-winning animated 2003 film "Finding Nemo".

"I'm just excited that it is finally here because I never thought it would happen. Honestly, it was a joke that I was talking about it so much that I kind of gave up," DeGeneres said of the film which opens in theaters on June 17.

(Reporting by Reuters TV. Editing by Patrick Johnston)

Cast member Ellen DeGeneres squirts tequila during a gag for her television show at the premiere of "Finding Dory" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California U.S., June 8, 2016.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni