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Another familiar face voice is returning for "Finding Dory," the sequel to 2003 Pixar hit "Finding Nemo": Willem Dafoe will be back as Gill, the injured fish who shares a tank with Nemo and is freed at the film's end.

Dafoe confirmed the news to Total Film, telling the site that production has already started on the highly-anticipated follow-up.

"It's even better than the first," Dafoe said. "It's fantastic."

"Finding Dory" picks up about a year after "Nemo" left off, and centers on Ellen DeGeneres's character's quest to reunite with her long-lost family. While Dafoe wouldn't reveal anything else about the film's plot, he was confident that it would follow a trajectory similar to its predecessor.

"It's difficult to repeat a success and so many years afterwards, but it's really cool," Dafoe said. "I've done one session so far and I just am going to have such a good time."

"Finding Dory" will swim into theaters on June 17, 2016.

[via Total Film]
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