Pixar fans worldwide have been waiting for this announcement since Finding Nemo hit theaters back in 2003. It’s nine years later, and the award-winning, computer animation studio is looking to bring our favorite sea dwelling creatures back to the big screen. In the words of Crush, “Rock on, Dude!”
Pixar’s ‘Finding Nemo 2′
To date Pixar has only pushed two of its titles to land of sequels — Toy Story and Cars. Cars 2 is no doubt the company’s worst film to date, but with Toy Story 2 & 3 breaking box office records, it’s difficult to say whether or not Finding Nemo 2 is the best move for Pixar. Many believe the studio should put more focus on original titles, but with Brave and UP being the most recent original efforts, it’ll be a refreshing take. It’s been nine years since we’ve seen these characters. What I enjoy about Pixar is their effort to let the story sit a while before pushing it into new directions, no matter how successful the film. The Oscar-winning Finding Nemo is the studio’s second highest grossing film to-date, with a worldwide gross of $867 million. Toy Story 3 is Pixar’s highest grossing film of all time, with a worldwide gross of $1 billion.
As far as Pixar’s future projects, Monsters University, the prequel to Monsters Inc., hits theaters June 21st, 2013, and there’s been talks of a Toy Story 4, but nothing’s been officially confirmed by the studio. Let’s not forget that in Disney’s recent efforts to re-release their classics in 3-D, the film that started it all, Finding Nemo will slam into theaters once again September 4th, 2012.
Andrew Stanton Returns to Animation
After his live-action directorial debut, John Carter, bombed at the box office, Andrew Stanton has presented “a concept the studio loves.” Despite giving Stanton’s John Carter a budget of $250 million, the largest budget of any film this year, Disney/Pixar agreed to him directing the sequel. Stanton’s impressive credentials outweigh the massive loss for the company; he received two Oscars for his work in Finding Nemo and WALL-E, and not to mention, he served as either co-writer and/or co-director on the Toy Story films, Monster’s Inc., and A Bug’s Life. Personally, I’m excited to see what Stanton has in store for the fans; however, I’ll think twice about seeing his next live-action film.
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