From Desert Planet to Ocean Blue… Stanton’s Finding Nemo 2

This parody is part of a series found at

It was bound to happen.

Oh, the mixed feelings!

And Deadline has the inevitable “scoop.”

On one hand, if ever a Pixar movie seemed like a standalone, it was Finding Nemo. It’s a complete, and perfect story.

On the other hand, it’s my favorite Pixar movie, and my favorite Pixar environment. I can’t wait to go back.

On the other hand, John Carter seemed like such a bold step forward for Andrew Stanton: I want to see him do more live action. (Here’s my review.)

On the other hand, John Carter‘s marketing made a disaster out of it, and Stanton probably needs to invest in a sure thing right about now.

On the other hand, I’d rather see Pixar develop new worlds than revisit old ones.

On the other hand, there’s something magical about the combination of Stanton’s storytelling and Pixar power, so I have confidence in him whatever he does.

On the other hand…

  • Facebook
This Is Not Goodbye. But It is... See You Elsewhere!
Torres and the Influence of David Bazan and Terrence Malick
Bracing for Jurassic World: My Personal History with the Raptors
Mourn With Those Who Mourn
About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.