Updated version of Finding Nemo Musical coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2022

11 days ago in "Finding Nemo - The Musical"

Posted: Tuesday September 14, 2021 10:02am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that a new Finding Nemo Musical will return to Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2022.

The original show, which debuted in 2007 at Disney's Animal Kingdom, has not reopened since the park resumed operations in mid 2020. 

In a post on the official Disney Parks Blog the company said, "Disney Live Entertainment team is still in the early stages of development for the show, the musical retelling of this underwater tale of family, friendship and kindness will feature new story material, as well as fan favorite songs such as 'In the Big Blue World' and 'Go with the Flow.'"

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TrainChasers5 days ago

Other equity roles - MK castle show, Indiana Jones, Frozen Sing Along, Citizens of Main Street, Citizens of Hollywood, Dapper Dans, Hoop Dee Doo, guide in flights of wonder, festival of lion king, epcot holiday storytellers, beauty and the beast, voyage of little mermaid, turtle talk, monsters laugh floor.... I’m sure I’m missing a few as well.

SoFloMagic6 days ago

Maybe not a good business move as they'd have to pay licensing fees to every band she ever stole a song from... Gonna get expensive

Collectingbees8 days ago

I know people who have been in this show--It has been AEA since it opened in 2007. So were Frozen and Aladdin and Maic Map, etc. Voices of Liberty is also Equity. I don't know if they still require (or ever did) both AEA and AGVA, though.

Phil129 days ago

I'd like to see them do a new show with an an environmental theme. Point out the dangers of climate change by combining elements of Nemo with Frozen. Such as "Nemo on Ice: The Ocean that will not thaw!". They could just have Nemo in a huge glacier.

TrainChasers9 days ago

Eh... my understanding is entertainment CM’s often hear about these things from another source first. It’s been 18 months since a performance of this show... they should have said goodbye and moved on by now anyways. I’m not trying to sound heartless... just realistic. I don’t really get all the hate for “that other site” so maybe that’s part of it.

Nick_A9 days ago

Whether he was correct or not doesn’t make him any less of a jerk for posting it when the cast hadn’t been notified yet. Most of the cast found out via a blogger because he felt the need to be “first,” rather than be respectful of the people being affected by this.

EagleScout6109 days ago

I must admit I misread it as "One Man Band" and got visions of a man in a fish hat playing songs from Nemo while supporting a one man band

TikibirdLand10 days ago

Of course I have no inside knowledge -- and neither do most responding to this thread -- on the details. But, Disney's announcement of the Musical returning reads a whole lot like a quick change of course, frankly. They've had at least a year now to figure out what they were going to do with this show; the new one isn't planned until sometime in the nebulous '2022'. Sounds a lot like the rash decision of Splash. So, I'd say that the site that will not be named had it right when they got the info. They just may not have been privy of the change in course coming from the back office. I've seen a lot of insiders here get info wrong. WRT to whether they admit it or not; I'm not sure that's consistent either.

RSoxNo110 days ago

But he got it 100% correct. Disney is ending Finding Nemo - The Musical exactly as he said they were and they are replacing it with a completely new show called Finding Nemo - The Musical.

VJ10 days ago

easier to just change the name to something else at this point than try to continue justifying the california theming

TrainChasers10 days ago

They were so close :(

VJ10 days ago

oh don't worry, that transformation has been slowly but surely undone over the past 9 years and will continue to be

TrainChasers10 days ago

Management just looks at where things can go quickly and cheaply, rather than looking at the big picture. A Nemo musical show could go well at Epcot, there is no sit down musical show at the park, and that could draw guests towards that back corner of future world. Likewise, a little mermaid show would go well at Magic Kingdom. Also... a live muppet atmosphere performance would go well by muppet visoon.

MrPromey10 days ago

I don't disagree but they have yet to admit it. Unlike California Adventure that got a full and proper re-do (but is also slightly muddled), it feels like we will see this continue to slowly devolve into "everything we decided not to put in the MK", just like Epcot.