‘Finding Nemo 3’ Already In The Works? ‘Finding Dory’ Director Andrew Stanton Discusses Possibility Of A Third Sequel

By Samantha Finch, Parent Herald June 21, 03:30 am

Pixar's "Finding Dory" and "Finding Nemo" films have worldwide success in the box office. Now that it has been proven that the world of "Nemo" is a profitable endeavor, a third sequel isn't entirely impossible.

Andrew Stanton Says They're Not Closing Doors For 'Finding Nemo 3'

Andrew Stanton, the director of the first two movies, said the idea of another follow-up shouldn't be dismissed easily. According to the 50-year-old filmmaker's interview with Entertainment Weekly, "everything that was born of the first movie is wrapped up" and that "Finding Dory" is "the missing piece, emotionally, for the first movie."

However, Stanton feels that "Finding Dory" could lead to other storylines given that the flick introduced new characters and expanded into new universes. His team also makes it a point to make sequels that seems "inevitable" and don't appear forced. Stanton thinks his team achieved that with "Finding Dory" and made the follow-up a part of "the larger piece," Entertainment Weekly further reported.

"Finding Nemo," which debuted in 2003, earned $936 million worldwide. Back then, Stanton dismissed any possibilities of a sequel and said there are no plans to revisit Nemo's underwater world. Thirteen years later, "Finding Dory" is making an impressive run at the box office, earning $186 million worldwide in its opening weekend.

Impressive Box Office Performance Of 'Finding Dory'

Directed by Stanton and Angus MacLane, "Finding Dory" tells the story of the forgetful blue tang fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) as she attempts to find her long-lost parents with the help of Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence). Dory ends up at the conservatory Marine Life Institute, where she meets new friends including a white beluga whale called Destiny (Ty Burrell), a white shark (Kaitlin Olson) and a grouchy octopus (Ed O'Neill).

"Finding Dory" scored the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time for an animated film with $136.2 million. Taking the second place is "Central Intelligence" with $34.5 million and "The Conjuring 2" at the third spot with $15.6, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sixty-five percent of the "Finding Dory" moviegoers are families, 26 percent are adults and 9 percent are teenagers. In addition, 62 percent of the audience consisted of females, USA Today reported.

Dory's parents were voiced by Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. A video clip featuring a brief flashback was shown in the movie, showcasing a young Dory being taught by her parents to say, "I suffer from short-term memory loss." You can watch the clip below.

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