'Finding Nemo The Big Blue... and Beyond' set in the timeline of 'Finding Dory' coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2022

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Posted: Saturday November 20, 2021 2:50pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

"Finding Nemo: The Big Blue... and Beyond!" is the name of the new show coming to the Theater in the Wild at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opening in 2022, the new show will be set in the timeline of "Finding Dory." Fan favorite songs from "Finding Nemo the Musical" will return, including "In the Big Blue World" and "Go with the Flow."

When you take a seat in the theater, you’ll find yourself at the Marine Life Institute. As the show begins, we catch up with the fish from Dr. P. Sherman's office in "Finding Nemo," who have made their way across the ocean to California. They tell the story of Nemo and how they all got there.

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

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TikibirdLand4 days ago

that photo is disturbing in so many ways!

discos5 days ago

That's exactly what they said the story is gonna be focused on, and how they all got to the Marine Life Institue. So essentially, as you said, a lot of the songs from Finding Nemo the Musical could remain. They'd just have to rewrite dialogue between the songs to set up each of the character's stories.

Chip Chipperson5 days ago

I don't think it's supposed to be a Finding Dory story, but rather characters from that film retelling the story of Finding Nemo if I'm understanding correctly. So it will be more of a flashback to Finding Nemo and that's when those songs would be performed.

DorysDitty5 days ago

They’re keeping Big Blue World and Go with the Flow, there are way more songs than just those two. The plot driven songs and even the verses to those two won’t make sense in a Finding Dory story.

TrainChasers5 days ago

I think they are keeping the songs.

DorysDitty5 days ago

You forgot to mention half the time! See a Nemo/Dory review in 20 minutes or less with no plot and songs not written by the Lopezes. I have zero hopes based on WDWs recent flops of DE and Kite Tails and Harmonious. I don’t see why they didn’t bring it back for a while to boost sales of “going away” merch and getting fans to come see it one more time. We’d have done it. It was so special to us and is a giant hole in AK right now.

IMDREW5 days ago

So this is what the theatre is gonna look like?

Disney Analyst5 days ago

Yep. They were trying to shorten the show who’s biggest complaint was that it was overlong and bloated. I wish they had left Morning Report alone though.

Unbanshee6 days ago

Confirmed? Confirmed.

yensidtlaw19696 days ago

In 2010 The Lion King on Broadway removed Zazu's song "The Morning Report", The Hyena's song "Chow Down", the extended dance sequence in "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", a portion of "The Madness of King Scar", as well as dialogue from the middle of "Hakuna Matata". I believe there were some more changes, but I don't recall them specifically. Relative to the changes that are generally made within a long-running Broadway show, this would actually qualify as significant. Removing whole production numbers many years after the show is frozen is extremely rare.

TrainChasers6 days ago

So we agree? Awesome :)

peter114356 days ago

Yes really. The show has seen some changes over the years. Not a major rewrite. But changes have been made.

MisterPenguin6 days ago

Revivals are often a case to pare down a production. I saw Sweeney Todd with Patti Lupone on Broadway. Only six performers. And they also played all the instruments. Patti played the tuba.

TrainChasers6 days ago

That's a shame! That was a fun song.