Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘Finding Nemo’ Sequel

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After the brutal experience of directing the live-action flop John Carter, Andrew Stanton will return to the more reliable world of animation by directing a sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo. Victoria Strouse (October Road) is working on the screenplay and Lindsey Collins (John Carter, WALL.E) is producing. Stanton won two Oscars for his work on WALL.E and the original 2003 feature Finding Nemo, which has the distinction of being Pixar’s second-highest grossing release and Disney’s third-biggest animated release of all-time.

Earlier this year, Disney was forced to take a $200 million write-down on the pricey John Carter movie, which failed to generate a wide appeal. With Finding Nemo 2, Stanton will be able to bounce back in top form. A sequel to Monsters, Inc. is also in the works for 2013. Disney will release a 3-D version of Finding Nemo in theaters on September 14, which will push the movie higher up on the highest-grossers of all time chart.

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  • AnimationFan#1

    I’VE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR THIS NEW FOR A VERY LONG TIME!  I WONDER IF MARLIN WILL REMARRY TO DORY IN THE MOVIE?  CAN’T WAIT TO FIND OUT!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6KIGC34XHP2EFB7S7ULQ4FAQ4 Brando

    John Carter was labeled a flop because it did not make enough money. It was what many people agreed, good movie on review sites. May have done better if it were not labeled a Disney flick. Was not for young children and Disney is not appealing to adults for this type movie.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6KIGC34XHP2EFB7S7ULQ4FAQ4 Brando

    Forgot to say, Yeah! Monters Inc 2 and the Finding Nemo sequel. Can’t wait!!!

  • Cher

    John Carter may be labeled a box office flop, but frankly my husband and I (and many of our friends who saw it after it was released on dvd) LOVED that movie and give huge kudos to Andrew Stanton for creating a grand, entertaining, and under-appreciated film! Looking forward to his Nemo sequel!

  • Paul

    Oh come on, you’ve got to be kidding me. Another sequel? I mean, why do they have to ruin all the great movies they have done? I’m sure it’s a Disney decision, because if it wasn’t under Disney’s control, Pixar wouldn’t have even considered the idea of making sequels of every single movie they’ve done.