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Following the disastrous performance of his live-action debut John Carter, director Andrew Stanton is reportedly returning to animation with a sequel to his 2003 blockbuster Finding Nemo.
According to Deadline, Stanton has officially boarded the project, bringing with him a concept that Disney/Pixar loves. Naturally, the studio isn’t confirming the development — never mind the website’s assertion that deal comes with an opportunity for the director to take another stab at a live-action film.
The animated comedy-drama, which follows the search by an overprotective clownfish for his abducted son, grossed nearly $870 million worldwide and won the Academy Award for best animated feature. It’s Pixar’s second-highest grossing film, behind Toy Story 3.