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Albert Brooks to play Marlin again in 'Finding Nemo 2'

Albert Brooks to play Marlin again in 'Finding Nemo 2'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Albert Brooks has signed on to reprise his role of anxious clownfish Marlin in the upcoming animated sequel "Finding Nemo 2," Hollywood's Deadline.com reported.
DeGeneres in talks to reprise 'Nemo' role

DeGeneres in talks to reprise 'Nemo' role

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and TV host Ellen DeGeneres is in talks to reprise her role as Dory the Pacific regal blue tang in a "Finding Nemo" sequel, a trade newspaper says.
Collins, Kitsch join cast of Mars' film

Collins, Kitsch join cast of Mars' film

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Actor Taylor Kitsch and actress Lynn Collins have reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming U.S. film "John Carter of Mars."
'Wall-E' best reviewed film of 2008

'Wall-E' best reviewed film of 2008

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The movie Web site RottenTomatoes.com has declared "Wall-E" the Golden Tomato winner for best reviewed wide-release film of 2008.

Animator Dan Lee dies at age 35

TORONTO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Canadian animator Dan Lee, who designed the character of Nemo for the Pixar film "Finding Nemo," died of cancer in Berkeley, Calif., at the age of 35.

Finalists named for 2004 Humanitas Prize

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- "Dirty Pretty Things," "Finding Nemo" and "Seabiscuit" were named Wednesday as feature-film finalists for the 2004 Humanitas Prize.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Nominees for 30th Annie Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 30th annual Annie Awards, announced by ASIFA-Hollywood, the International Animated Film Society:

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SATURN NOMINATIONS "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" led the field with nine nominations for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films' 28th Annual Saturn Awards.
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Nominees for 28th Annual Saturn Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 28th Annual Saturn Awards, announced Thursday by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in Los Angeles:
Andrew Stanton
Andrew Stanton stands with his Oscar for "WALL-E," best animated feature, at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten)

Andrew Christopher Stanton, Jr. (born December 3, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and occasional voice actor based at Pixar Animation Studios. His most notable film work includes writing and directing Finding Nemo and WALL-E; both films earned him the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Stanton was born in Rockport, Massachusetts. He studied character animation at CalArts and graduated from the school in 1987.

In an interview with World Magazine's Megan Basham, Stanton explained his singular vision for WALL-E: "(W)hat really interested me was the idea of the most human thing in the universe being a machine because it has more interest in finding out what the point of living is than actual people. The greatest commandment Christ gives us is to love, but that's not always our priority. So I came up with this premise that could demonstrate what I was trying to say—that irrational love defeats the world's programming. You've got these two robots that are trying to go above their basest directives, literally their programming, to experience love."

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