Apparently Andrew Stanton has a good idea for a Finding Nemo sequel.
A Finding Nemo sequel? Why??
First of all, I'm not going to jump the gun and say Pixar is selling out. No, I'm not going to do that. The studio supposedly loves the idea Stanton has. Again, it isn't officially confirmed.
According to the article, Andrew Stanton might be doing this to get a pass for John Carter failing at the box office so he can move on and do another live action project. If that's true, then that's just disgusting. John Carter failed because of bad marketing and an awful title! It isn't rocket science! Also, Disney recouped from it. Shouldn't they be happy that The Avengers and Brave more than made up for that? If he has to do this to satisfy Disney and gain their trust again, then something is truly wrong with Disney management. Why should he have to prove himself? Andrew Stanton was involved in several Pixar films from the very start that did boffo business at the box office, directed two films that did great business and got stellar reception, and his Finding Nemo is one of the most successful franchises for Disney.
Then again, Stanton might have a good idea, but a second Finding Nemo does not need to be made. Stanton talked about sequels at the LA Hero Complex Film festival, and mentioned that they would be like "comfort food". But why a sequel to Finding Nemo? Can't Andrew Stanton do an original film for Pixar? One that will be a huge success and make Disney proud?
"I’m sure you’ll see some other sequels of things as they grow because now we are not so blinded. It’s the originals that keep us really going and it’s the sequels that are like comfort food, and I think it’s the same way for the audience."
While he does make a point about the sequels, they don't have to be made, especially for just pleasing audiences. I understand that Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 were both fantastic, but that was a rare moment where two sequels were excellent. Cars 2 didn't equal its predecessor, and left a lot of people very unsatisfied. We can only imagine how Monsters University will turn out next summer, but they should stop there. I personally believe that Finding Nemo "2" does not need to be made. If it turns out to be amazing, I'll gladly admit I was wrong, but at the moment, I just don't want a sequel to it.
Do you agree or disagree? What are your thoughts? Mere speculation? Or do you think it's actually going to happen? If they go ahead and start working on it, how would you feel?
UPDATE: Here's what Andrew Stanton himself had to say...
Didn't you all learn from Chicken Little? Everyone calm down. Don't believe everything you read. Nothing to see here now. #skyisnotfalling
— andrew stanton (@andrewstanton) July 18, 2012
There you have it...