Albert Brooks returning to "Finding Nemo 2"

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A clown fish named Marlin living in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son, Nemo, after he ventures into the open sea, despite his father's constant warnings about many of the ocean's dangers. Nemo is abducted by a boat and netted up and sent to a dentist's office in Sydney. So, while Marlin ventures off to try to retrieve Nemo, Marlin meets a fish named Dory, a blue tang suffering from short-term memory loss.
February 13th, 2013

Albert Brooks is returning to 'Finding Nemo 2'.

The 65-year-old 'Drive' actor has been confirmed to reprise his role voicing over-anxious clownfish father Marlin in the sequel to Disney and Pixar's 2003 animated film, Deadline.com reports.

It has already been confirmed that 'John Carter' filmmaker Andrew Stanton will be helming the film, which will also see comedienne and chat-show host Ellen DeGeneres returning as ditzy tang fish Dory.

Victoria Strouse is to pen the script for the film and Lindsey Collins will produce.

Although no further details of the storyline have been released, it is thought Marlin and Dory will once again be the main characters in the film.

The feature has been scheduled for a 2016 release.

The original film - which followed Marlin's search for his son Nemo after he was caught by fisherman in the Great Barrier Reef - won the Academy Award for best animated feature and has earned $868 million worldwide to date, making it the third highest-grossing animated film of all time.