April 11, 2006 |
"Finding Nemo," Disney's Pixar Animation Studios' blockbuster film, has already been reincarnated as an ice show spectacular. Next up: "Finding Nemo -- The Musical." Written by Tony Award-winning "Avenue Q" composer Robert Lopez and his wife, "Along the Way" composer Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the all-new production will open at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., in late 2006. Peter Brosius, artistic director of the Tony Award-winning Children's Theatre of Minneapolis, is slated to direct.
November 6, 2003 |
This year's movie box-office champ, Disney/Pixar's "Finding Nemo," has become the fastest-selling home video title too. On its first day of availability Tuesday on DVD and VHS, the computer-animated film sold 8 million units in North America, the movie's producers reported. The previous record was held by "Spider-Man," which sold 7 million units a year ago on its first day of availability. The last Disney//Pixar release, "Monsters, Inc.," sold 5 million units in its first day in stores.
February 9, 2004 |
"Finding Nemo" dominated the Annie Awards on Saturday night at the animation industry's annual gala, winning nine, including best animated feature. That the film made by Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures took so many nods may not have been much of a surprise, but host Steve Marmel began razzing Pixar's soon-to-be ex-partner before a single award was handed out.
January 28, 2004 |
They were half asleep and 400 miles from the Beverly Hills hoopla, but even in hype-averse Northern California -- even with a blockbuster like Pixar Animation Studios' "Finding Nemo" -- a fistful of Oscar nominations is something to celebrate. Director Andrew Stanton sneaked out of bed while his kids slept to watch the 5:30 a.m. announcements in his pajamas. Co-director Lee Unkrich jumped off his elliptical trainer when he heard the news.
July 29, 2003 |
Nemo is nudging out Simba for a rarefied place in animation history. Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Co.'s undersea adventure "Finding Nemo" is on track to become the highest-grossing animated film in the United States and Canada, surpassing Disney's 1994 release "The Lion King." "Finding Nemo" took in $4.39 million over the weekend, bringing its total to $313.1 million in the nine weeks since its debut. "The Lion King" amassed $312.
January 17, 2004 |
"Finding Nemo" was the best reviewed movie of 2003, according to RottenTomatoes.com, a film-oriented website that specializes in gathering and warehousing reviews from critics around the country. Its year-end rankings, released this week, are based on both the quality and enthusiasm of reviews a film received. Rounding out the top five were, in order, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Lost in Translation," "Spellbound" and "American Splendor." And the worst-reviewed films?