Details Revealed for Complete Overhaul of Disney’s ‘Finding Nemo’ Stage Show

Images Credit: Matthew Cooper / Disney

When Walt Disney World Resort closed due to COVID, little did we know the impact the pandemic would have the Disney entertainment. While we’ve seen several entertainment pieces make a return, we are still awaiting the return of others. Disney has now confirmed the former Finding Nemo stage production at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is getting a complete overhaul.

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Disney previously shared the big news that its former Finding Nemo: The Musical show would undergo reimagining. Now, we are learning the new show, Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond is really a complete overhaul of the production.

Disney further goes on to share the FIRST LOOK at the show, along with the following details:

Stepping inside the Theater in the Wild, we’ll catch up with the group of fish from Dr. P. Sherman’s office in “Finding Nemo,” who have made their way across the ocean to the Marine Life Institute. The fish tell Nemo’s story in this fully updated, 25-minute show, incorporating live performers and puppets, along with many of the beloved songs and production numbers from the original “Finding Nemo: The Musical” – which is great news if you’re like me and have had “In the Big Blue World” stuck in your head since 2007.

Interestingly enough, with the new show being 25 minutes, that cuts the former showtime almost in half as the previous Finding Nemo: The Musical was a 40-minute show.

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Disney goes on to report, “In addition to a new script, the show will feature new scenic set pieces and a new LED video wall designed to visually extend the world created by the physical sets on stage. We aren’t talking small set pieces either. Be on the lookout for a 32-foot-long sunken submarine and a fish tank volcano standing nearly 15 feet tall!

Check out the in-depth video look Disney shares to provide a sneak peek of the new show:

Previously, Disney announced Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond would be opening sometime in 2022. With recent auditions for performers, we were hoping for sooner rather than later. Good news, Disney has confirmed Finding Nemo will open THIS SUMMER at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park with no official grand opening date just yet.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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