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Robert Niles
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Disney World to debut new Finding Nemo show from Avenue Q composer

Published: April 11, 2006 at 12:41 PM

I forgot to mention yesterday the official announcement confirming that Finding Nemo - The Musical will debut later this year at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

Finding Nemo - The Musical will be a live stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios movie. The show will feature original songs by the Tony Award-winning composer of "Avenue Q," Robert Lopez. (I think it's safe to assume that we'll be hearing much cleaner lyrics in this show.)

This isn't, of course, the first time that Disney's turned to the composer of a rather ribald musical show to create a family-friendly production. Memory serves that Disney did pretty well there with "Little Shop of Horrors" composers Howard Ashman and Alan Menken....

Replies (3)

Jason Lester

Published: April 11, 2006 at 3:30 PM

It'll be interesting to see how this turns out. Avenue Q was hilarious and had a great score, so my expectations are high.
Anthony Murphy
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Published: April 11, 2006 at 6:10 PM

It would be good for Disney World to have an "Aladin-like" show like DCA has! Not that it needs it! Imagine if this is a hit! Two of the best shows are at Animal Kingdom. That park's stock is rising!
Ruth Honor

Published: April 14, 2006 at 7:47 AM

After having seen Avenue Q and loving it I'll have to give this show a chance.

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