Jul 17, 2012

Andrew Stanton Returns To The Water For FINDING NEMO 2

I recently had a conversation with some friends about our favorite Pixar films of all time.  While I chose The Incredibles (with WALL-E and Toy Story 3 tied for a close second) my wife chose Monsters Inc, although she was quick to point out that she wasn't really excited about the upcoming Boo-less sequel/prequel.  (I don't blame her.)  Her other favorite is Finding Nemo,* so perhaps she'll be able to garner more enthusiasm at the news that director Andrew Stanton is officially on board to direct a sequel to his Oscar winning animated fish tale.

Stanton made big news earlier this year with the box office crash and burn of John Carter, but it seems that Disney isn't holding it against him and rightfully so; that movie is better than you (and Disney's marketing department) think it is.  Apparently the sequel's concept is all Stanton's, and I'm curious to see what kind of story he pitched.  I feel like there are two probable approaches: the more likely option would see Albert Brook's Marlon somehow go missing, thus sending Dorrie and Nemo off on a role-reversing rescue mission.  The less likely option would see Nemo once again get lost in the vast ocean, thus turning him into the Kevin McAllister of the fish world.

*Full disclosure: we own a small dog named Nemo, who would go on to have a stroke and end up with a gimpy paw...thus living up to his namesake.

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