Disney finding a new Nemo
Now, there is to be a sequel, expected to be directed again by Andrew Stanton, despite his disastrous fantasy film John Carter.
That proved to be one of the biggest box-office flops of all time, Disney losing £128m earlier this year.
But it did not dent the reputation of Stanton, who won two Oscars for his animation work on Wall-E and the original Finding Nemo.
He also played a big role in many hits from computer animation company Pixar, going back to Toy Story and including 1999’s A Bug’s Life, which he co-directed.
Finding Nemo was Pixar’s second-highest-grossing film and the third-biggest animated release by Disney, after Toy Story 3.
AlthoughStantonis said to have been confirmed officially as director of the latest Nemo, Disney and Pixar officials are keeping it to themselves.
The new story about the little clownfish has been scheduled for release in 2016, while the original underwater classic will be re-released in 3D in September.
The Pixar classic, which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Picture, starred Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Willem Dafoe as the voices of Nemo, Marlin and company.
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