Finding Nemo 2

©2013 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

There seems to be a lot of negative sentiment around the Internet regarding Pixar making sequels to all of their hit movies. The general opinion seems to be that Pixar’s great strength is its originality, so going back over material that it’s already covered is abandoning what brought it to the dance in favor of lazy coasting. That’s not a completely invalid argument, but the fact remains that millions of children all over the world are going to be ecstatic to hear that there’s a new Finding Nemo movie coming out anyway. Plus, if Andrew Stanton going back to his popular tropical fish property bothers you that much, Pixar seems to have you covered. According to a press release that officially announces their next project, if you don’t want to think of it as a second movie about Nemo and his dad, you can just think of it as the first movie about Dory. That’s because Stanton’s new film with Pixar is officially titled Finding Dory, and it’s officially set to get a November 25, 2015 release. As you’ve probably deduced from the title, the film is bringing Ellen DeGeneres’ forgetful fish character back, and this time they’re pushing her to the forefront. The reason for this? In the press release Stanton explains, “She won the hearts of moviegoers all over the world—not to mention our team here at Pixar. One thing we couldn’t stop thinking about was why she was all alone in the ocean on the day she […]

read more...

Finding Nemo 2

Briefly: Despite his recent career resurgence thanks to outstanding supporting turns in films like This Is 40 and Drive, Albert Brooks is apparently still well-aware of the benefits of returning for some voice work in an animated sequel. Of course, this isn’t just any animated sequel, it is Finding Nemo 2, and with Brooks’ charming and neurotic work as Nemo’s dad Marlin proving to be such an important part of the first film, it’s no shock that Deadline Hollywood reports that he is back for more. Ellen DeGeneres is also reprising her role as the forgetful Dory, and director Andrew Stanton is also set to helm this new adventure. Finding Nemo 2 will hit theaters in 2016.

read more...

Finding Nemo 2

Before there was the massive bust-a-roonie that was John Carter, Andrew Stanton was one of Pixar’s most essential and beloved filmmakers – he not only helped write and conceive of Toy Story and Toy Story 2, he also penned A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., WALL-E, and Finding Nemo (all of which he directed or co-directed, save for Monsters, Inc.). However, despite his stand-out animation resume, Stanton (like so many other before him) itched to jump into live-action, which is how he ended up with John Carter, and well, we all know how that turned out. After this year’s live-action flop, some mused if Stanton would be put into “director jail,” barred from ever making anything of substance or note again. Yet, one massive misstep does not always spell disaster for filmmakers and, fortunately for Stanton, he still has that completely awe-inspiring resume to back up his work – particularly when it comes to animation. And, if Deadline Sydney is to be believed, Stanton is returning to his roots in more ways than one. The writer and director is now reportedly set to direct a Finding Nemo sequel for Disney and Pixar, and while that’s nice and everything, why the heck does Finding Nemo need a sequel, even with Stanton at the helm?

read more...
Twitter button
Facebook button
Google+ button
RSS feed

published: 12.23.2014
B+
published: 12.22.2014
C-
published: 12.19.2014
A-


Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Fantastic Fest 2014
6 Filmmaking Tips: James Gunn
Got a Tip? Send it here:
editors@filmschoolrejects.com
Publisher:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3