and Pixar Press Release
2002) Following the tremendous success of "Monsters, Inc.,"
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios today announced
their next three films:
First up is
"Finding Nemo." Set for release in summer 2003, "Finding
Nemo" is being written and directed by Academy Award(R)-nominee
Andrew Stanton, who served as co-director and co-screenwriter
of the 1998 hit "A Bug's Life" and was co-screenwriter
of "Toy Story," "Toy Story 2" and "Monsters,
Inc." "Finding Nemo," a visually stunning underwater
adventure, follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish
-- a father and his son Nemo -- who become separated in the Great
provides the voice of Nemo's fretful father who risks life and
fin to find his son. Newcomer Alexander Gould is heard as the
adventurous young Nemo. Ellen DeGeneres voices Dory, a forgetful
but relentlessly optimistic companion that father meets during
his travels. Willem Dafoe lends his voice to Gill, a tough-talking
maverick who befriends and looks after the stray Nemo. Geoffrey
Rush voices Nigel, a peculiar pelican with a soft spot for all
species except seagulls, and Barry Humphries gives a biting performance
as a "vegetarian" great white shark.
For the 2004
holiday season, Pixar is currently in production on "The
Incredibles," a fantastic new action-adventure comedy from
acclaimed director Brad Bird ("The Iron Giant"). In
this clever comedy, a family of undercover superheroes, struggling
to live a quiet suburban life, is forced into action to save the
Vice President of Creative and two-time Academy Award(R)-winning
director John Lasseter is the Executive Producer for both "Finding
Nemo" and "The Incredibles."
2005, Pixar is in production on "Cars," with John Lasseter
returning to the director's chair to helm his fourth film. A high-octane
adventure comedy, "Cars" features a wide assortment
of cars as characters that get their kicks on Route 66.
President of Walt Disney Feature Animation, noted, "In addition
to their great artistry and cutting edge technology, Pixar has
a unique ability to create films with tremendous heart and humor.
Working with John Lasseter and all of the creative geniuses at
Pixar on the past four films has been a wonderful experience."
concluded, "Pete Docter has done such an amazing job with
'Monsters, Inc.' and it is enormously rewarding to see the film
find such acceptance worldwide. Everyone at Pixar is equally excited
about Andrew Stanton's film, 'Finding Nemo,' Brad Bird's film,
'The Incredibles,' and my new film, 'Cars.' Pixar is a great environment
for filmmakers and we love telling stories that add joy and entertainment
to moviegoers everywhere."
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