Rumors that “Finding Nemo” will have a sequel can finally rest, now that the director of the first film Andrew Stanton has confirmed that he will return to direct a sequel to the hit animation flick.
The announcement is one of several sequels from Pixar – that included the 2010 Toy Story 3, the 2011 Cars 2, and the June 2013 release of Monsters Inc. sequel.
Finding Nemo, which was released in 2003, was Pixar’s second most-profitable film. It tells the story of an overprotective dad clownfish named Marlin, whose son was captured by a diver and made him face his fears to save his son. The first film stars voice talents like Albert Brooks as Marlin, Ellen DeGeneres as Dory and Alexander Gould as Nemo.
When it was shown in theaters in 2003, Finding Nemo took home a whopping $867.8m (£555m), the fifth highest-earning animation of all time and the second-biggest for Pixar (right after Toy Story 3’s $1.06 billion ticket sales).
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