Pixar has been working on putting together a plan for the Finding Nemo sequel over a good part of the past year, and today we’re learning that one key player has now signed on: Albert Brooks, who voices Nemo’s father Marlin.

Deadline broke the news. On a related note, they also revealed that Disney is going to give Andrew Stanton, who’s directing the animated film, a second shot at a live-action project despite John Carter flopping.

News of Finding Nemo 2 first broke in July. At the time we learned that Stanton “has a concept the studio loves.” Ellen DeGeneres, who voices Dory, signed on to Finding Nemo 2 this past August.

Finding Nemo made its debut in the high-defition Blu-ray format in November – read our review. At the same time, it was re-released in theaters in 3D. It was the final Pixar film that hadn’t been re-issued in the Blu-ray format.

The search for Nemo, again, is expected to open in theaters in 2016. Pixar’s next film is the Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University. The first full-length trailer was released yesterday and features great looks at college life for Mike and Sulley, who are voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman. Monsters University opens this June!

Given the title of the film, some may wonder what could happen in the sequel. Will Nemo be lost again? Or will the phrase “finding Nemo” have a more meaningful purpose? Perhaps Nemo will find his true self in this follow-up.

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