Disney has confirmed that a sequel to their Oscar-winning animated feature "Nemo" is in development. Director Andrew Stanton, who co-directed the original when it was released in 2003, will direct the Pixar-produced film.
The trailer can be seen below:
Screenwriter Victoria Strouse is writing the script and Lindsey Collins is producing. The release date is tentatively slated for 2016.
Stanton has won two Oscars for "Finding Nemo" and "Wall-E", but had less success with his last film, "John Carter." The Disney film was the first live action film he directed. The movie's poor performance forced Disney to take a $200 million write-down, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Pixar has confirmed they are developing a prequel to its hit 2001 film "Monsters Inc."
"Monsters University" is set to be released on June 21, 2013 according to another report.
"Finding Nemo" captured the heart of cinema-goers when it was released in 2003. It was the second highest-grossing film of 2003, behind "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," earning a total of $868 million worldwide, the fifth highest-grossing animated film of all time and the 27th highest-grossing film of all time.
The animation's vocal talents are portrayed by Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Willem Dafoe. The story is about an over-protective clownfish called Marlin, who enlists the help of forgetful Dory as they search for Marlin's missing son Nemo across the ocean.