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Finding Nemo The Big Blue and Beyond is a puppet and musical stage show. This show is based on Pixar's Finding Nemo. The location of Finding Nemo the Big Blue and Beyond is the Theater in the Wild in Dinoland, U.S.A. At Disney's Animal Kingdom within Walt Disney World Resort.
Origins of the Show
The Finding Nemo show is a 25-minute show that debuted on June 13, 2022, at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The show is a reimagined version of the original “Finding Nemo: The Musical”. The new show features new set pieces, a custom LED video wall, and a new script.
The Finding Nemo the Big Blue and Beyond show has undergone several changes from the original production. This includes a new LED screen backdrop, a shorter run time of 25 minutes, and a new storytelling perspective.
The Finding Nemo the Big Blue and Beyond show follows the story of Marlin and Nemo, an overprotective clownfish father and his curious son. The set for the show was inspired by 3D cut paper art and sculptures, and the scenic design features a watercolor sculpture aesthetic. The show also features new scenic set pieces and a new LED video wall designed to visually extend the world created by the physical sets on stage.
Format of the Show
The show features live performers with puppets and props and large, animated backdrops to tell the Pixar tale. The Theater also utilizes various special effects to simulate the ocean. The show has undergone several changes from the original production, including a new LED screen backdrop, a shorter run time of 25 minutes, and a new storytelling perspective.
The new show takes place in the timeline of “Finding Dory.” It features a mix of familiar favorite music and characters from its predecessor while adding new characters and songs from the second film.
Finding Nemo: The Big Blue and Beyond
The Finding Nemo the Big Blue and Beyond show begins with the fish from Dr. P. Sherman's office in “Finding Nemo,” who have made their way across the ocean to the Marine Life Institute.
As the show begins, guests can see the “Open Ocean Exhibit” in the Marine Life Institute on the new LED screen that Disney installed behind the stage. The show features a unique storytelling perspective, taking place in the timeline of “Finding Dory.”
The show is immersive, and guests feel at the Marine Life Institute featured in the Pixar movie “Finding Dory.”
Music Behind Finding Nemo: The Big Blue and Beyond
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, along with her husband Robert Lopez, is responsible for the music of “Finding Nemo the Big Blue and Beyond show.” The couple has also written music for fan-favorite songs such as Frozen's “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”.
The show features many beloved songs and production numbers from the original “Finding Nemo: The Musical,” including “In the Big Blue World,” “Just Keep Swimming,” and “Go with the Flow”. The show also includes new songs and characters from the second film, “Finding Dory.” Live performers and puppets perform the music amidst changing backdrops and video clips.
Characters in Finding Nemo the Big Blue and Beyond show
Finding Nemo the Big Blue and Beyond Show features many beloved characters from the original “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” movies.
Here is a list of some of the characters that appear in the show:
- Nemo: A young clownfish who is the son of Marlin. He is curious and adventurous, which often gets him into trouble.
- Marlin: A clownfish who is Nemo's father. He is overprotective of his son after losing his wife and other children to a predator.
- Dory: A blue tang fish with short-term memory loss. She is a loyal friend to Marlin and Nemo and helps them on their journey.
- Crush: A sea turtle who is laid-back and friendly. He helps Marlin and Dory get to their destination.
- Bruce: A great white shark who is part of a group of sharks who are trying to give up eating fish. He is friendly but has a hard time controlling his instincts.
- Gill: A Moorish idol fish who is the leader of the fish in the dentist's office. He helps Nemo escape and make his way back to the ocean.
- Deb/Flo: A four-striped damselfish who has a split personality. She is either Deb or her reflection, Flo, depending on which side of the tank she is on.
- Peach: A pink starfish who is friends with Gill and the other fish in the dentist's office. She helps them come up with a plan to escape.
- Bloat: A pufferfish who is friends with Gill and the other fish in the dentist's office. He is often pessimistic and sarcastic.
- Jacques: A cleaner shrimp who works in the dentist's office. He helps Nemo and the other fish escape.
- Sheldon: A seahorse who is friends with Nemo and his classmates. He is often nervous and easily frightened.
These characters are brought to life by talented performers who control puppet-type versions of the characters. The show is a must-see for fans of “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” and will delight audiences of all ages.
Showtimes for Finding Nemo the Big Blue and Beyond show
Finding Nemo the Big Blue and Beyond show is performed multiple times daily at Theater in the Wild at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The showtimes for the performance are available on the Walt Disney World website. The show runs for 25 minutes and is performed at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
The showtimes are subject to change, so it is best to check the Walt Disney World website for the most up-to-date information.
The show is a must-see for fans of “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” and will delight audiences of all ages. The show runs for 25 minutes and is performed daily at Theater in the Wild at Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Guests need a valid park admission and a park reservation for Animal Kingdom on the same date to experience Finding Nemo and the Big Blue World.