Finding Nemo: This Fish is Still Fresh

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Here comes Father's Day.And Steven Greydanus of Decent Films and The National Catholic Register once wrote: Andrew Stanton’s Finding Nemo is the best father-son story in all of Hollywood animation, and maybe animation generally. ... [W]hat makes Finding Nemo so unforgettable, in my book, is Marlin. He stands virtually alone among animated father figures: not an idealized father, but a heroic and lovable one who is trying his best and whose faults, such as they are, are regarded with sympat … [Read more...]

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

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It was bound to happen.Oh, the mixed feelings! … [Read more...]

Oh no, Nemo!

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Good news from Pixar

Box office is no indication of quality, but it's a joy to see great work that achieves success.Lee Unkrich at Pixar is on Twitter, and he just posted this: … [Read more...]

WALL•E: Talking with Andrew Stanton, and the Film Forum Reviews

As I sat braced for my ten-minute conversation with Andrew Stanton, the writer and director of my favorite Pixar movie, Finding Nemo, I tried to imagine how I might make something useful out of such a short span of time.I was a bit anxious about meeting one of my heroes. There was so much I wanted to say to thank him. Not many entertainers can cast a spell over audiences of children and adults the way Stanton can — only a few other names come to mind: Jim Henson, Brad Bird, and once upon a t … [Read more...]


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