Words by Naomi Jeffreys
Remeber Finding Nemo? The wonderfully lyrical and beautiful animation released in 2003, directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Pixar Animation Studios. The film was a box office smash, grossing $867,893,978 worldwide and was the second highest grossing film in 2003.
It featured the voice talents of Ellen Degeneres, Geoffrey Rush, Eric Bana and William Dafoe. What is more, the film recieved rave reviews from critics and currently holds a 98% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.’ Roger Ebert gave the film four stars, calling it “one of those rare movies where I wanted to sit in the front row and let the images wash out to the edges of my field of vision.”‘
The score was composed by the great Thomas Newman, whose lyrical, beautiful music wove its way throughout the film, the music was so astounding, that it almost became another character. Its presence was so formed, and worked so well with the brilliant animation.
All in all, a pretty good film, winning multiple awards and becoming an instant family favourite. With likeable characters for kids, but a true heart to the film for the adults. In short, it was more than just a kids film.
So, when The Rabbit Film heard on the grapevine that a sequel is to be created, and due for release in 2016. We should be happy right? Another chance to see Dory and Nemo?
Well, multiple sources from newspapers and blogs across the pond in America and here in the U.K have confirmed that Andrew Stanton is to direct a Finding Nemo sequel and is teaming up with the Disney-Pixar team once again.
Given the track record of previous sequels, (which are almost never as good as the first film) and, once more than one film is made. The films often lose their orginality and flair and simply become a franchise.
We can only hope that the sequel is as good as its wonderful predecessor.