Veteran Pixar director signs up for Finding Nemo sequel
By Mark Fordham
Director Andrew Stanton has confirmed that he will be returning to direct a sequel to the hit animation flick Finding Nemo.
The announcement marks the latest in a number of sequels from the film studio Pixar, which has received critical acclaim for the Toy Story franchise, among others.
A sequel for Monsters Inc has also been inked in for June next year from Pixar.
Starring the voice of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres, Finding Nemo made $867.8 million (£555 million) upon its release in 2003.
Stanton was one of the key figures at Pixar during the 2000s and has co-writing credits from a number of huge titles including the Toy Story trilogy and A Bug's Life.
Both Finding Nemo and Wall-E - films in which he directed - won the studio two Oscars for best animated film.
However, his latest flick was box office flop John Carter, the big budget sci-fi film that is expected to lose Disney millions.
19 July 2012, 10:07