We Love Movies Sweeps

You could win a YEAR OF MOVIE TICKETS!

We Love Movies Sweeps
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C. who are at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) and who have an active email account and Internet access as of 5/5/15. The Promotion Period begins at 9:00:00 a.m. PT on 5/6/15 and ends at 8:59:59 a.m. PT on 8/16/15 and is comprised of 103 separate and distinct Sweepstakes Periods, with each Sweepstakes Period lasting for one (1) day beginning at 9:00 a.m. PT on one calendar date and ending at 8:59:59 a.m. PT on the following calendar date during the Promotion Period. Entries from each Sweepstakes Period will not roll over to a subsequent Sweepstakes Period. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning dependent upon total number of eligible entries received during each Sweepstakes Period. Limit of 1 entry/pp/Sweepstakes Period. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected for each Sweepstakes Period from all eligible entries received during that particular Sweepstakes Period. 103-Grand Prizes: one (1) Fandango Promotional Code worth up to $720.00 USD good toward the purchase of movie tickets on www.Fandango.com or via the Fandango mobile app and valid until 8/30/16 (ARV: $720.00 USD). See complete Official Rules at http://www.fandango.com/sweepstakesrules/welovemovies for complete prize details, retail values and alternate method of entry. Sponsor: Fandango, LLC.

Family Movies News

'Finding Nemo' Sequel Moving Forward With Director Andrew Stanton

 

 
Pixar Animation Studios has been in the habit of handing out sequels and prequels as of late. Sometimes, we get Best Picture nominees like Toy Story 3. Other times, we get Cars 2. So while the studio prepares a prequel to Monsters Inc., Disney and Pixar announce plans for a Finding Nemo 2, helmed by original Nemo director Andrew Stanton. 
 
Deadline says Stanton’s officially "on board" the project, which will be based on "a concept the studio loves." No word yet on whether original Nemo voices Albert Brooks or Ellen DeGeneres would return (though I can’t imagine them having clown fish Marlin without Brooks’ recognizable voice). 
 
Nemo was a huge hit for Pixar, earning $867.9M worldwide (making it the second-highest-grossing Pixar film) and nabbing Stanton an Oscar for animation. But after directing Nemo and WALL-E – both masterpieces – he moved on to live action for John Carter … which didn’t do so well at the box office. 
 
If I’m being honest, it’s discouraging that Stanton feels he has to go back to the extremely safe route of helming a Nemo sequel. Yes, it was a very successful and rewarding film. But it doesn’t lend itself to a sequel. As people pointed out on Twitter immediately after this news broke, Pixar should expand the Incredibles universe, which ended with a tease for a second adventure. Not Nemo. So why? 
 
Deadline speculates that Stanton’s taking the animated sequel to get back in Disney/Pixar’s good graces, with the hope of earning the chance at helming a live action film again in the future. "Plenty of others failed the first time out and lived to fight another day and Stanton will get the same opportunity from the studio that has made a fortune off his successes," the trade site writes. 
 
It’s probably true. I just prefer when Pixar focuses on original storytelling like WALL-E, Nemo and Brave as opposed to more sequels. 
 
In the meantime, to get yourself ready for the sequel, the original Finding Nemo is coming back to theaters on Sept. 14 in a converted 3D. Grab your tickets here, if you haven’t already.
 

Follow along on Twitter @Sean_OConnell and @Fandango

Like it? Share it:

Next Article by Derrick Deane

Matt Damon Is Convinced He's Not Needed for Fifth 'Bourne' Movie

Matt Damon Is Convinced He's Not Needed for Fifth 'Bourne' Movie

Send Me FanText

Thanks for signing up!

By entering your mobile number and clicking "SIGN ME UP!", you consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and authorize Fandango and its service providers to deliver FanTexts and other promotional texts to your mobile phone. Text marketing authorization is not required for any purchase from Fandango. Message and data rates may apply. We will not send more than 5 msgs/month. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting "STOP" or seek help by texting "HELP" to "FNDGO" (36346).

×