The "Finding Nemo 2" cast is coming together as Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres have both signed on to provide their voices again. According to a report from Tuesday (Feb. 12), director Andrew Stanton will also be returning, possibly hoping to continue his success with Pixar films. Stanton also directed "WALL-E" after working on "Finding Nemo," but he didn't find as much success with his live-action work on "John Carter."
Brooks returns as the voice of Marlin and DeGeneres is back as his sidekick Dory. It is not clear what the two fish will be up to in the sequel, but the title might give a hint that the pair will be out searching for Nemo the clownfish once again. The story does not appear to be written for the upcoming film, but it also doesn't come out until 2016.
The original "Finding Nemo" is one of the most successful films of all time. On a modest production budget of $94 million, it made about $381 in the United States box office and another $541 million overseas. The total box office receipts for the film come in just under $922 million. That seems to have made the decision to fund a sequel a pretty easy one.
Getting the main components of the "Finding Nemo 2" cast in place in an important first step and now the hard work of creating a story that can hold up to the original film begins.
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