Finding Nemo the Musical Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Finding Nemo the Musical Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Finding Nemo the Musical Will Return to Animal Kingdom

What a week it has been for fans of Finding Nemo the Musical!

Recently, rumors started circulating online stating that Nemo, Dory, and the gang would not reopen their Animal Kingdom stage show. One article even stated that performers were told that the show would not be making a return.

Finding Nemo the Musical Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Finding Nemo the Musical Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Soon after the news made its rounds online, Disney was met with a fury of negative feedback. Now, it appears that the news of Nemo’s closure was either off, or Disney did a 180 and opted to bring back the show after seeing the fan’s reactions.

Turtles and actors in Finding Nemo the Musical

The Disney Parks Blog has officially announced that Finding Nemo the Musical will once again reopen in 2022. The article went on to state:

“Although our 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.” Stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog for updates on this new show as we get closer to its debut next year.”

Finding Nemo the Musical Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Finding Nemo the Musical Photo credits (C) Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Finding Nemo the Musical first opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (at Theater in the Wild) in 2007. The musical replaced Tarzan Rocks!

Based on the 2003 Pixar film, Finding Nemo, the musical version has entertained guests using a variety of puppets, acrobatic scenes, and other special effects. Music for the show was created by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez the power couple who gave us the music of Coco, Frozen, and Frozen II.

Are you glad to see Finding Nemo the Musical return in 2022?