With Pixar’s Monsters University (the prequel to Monsters Inc.) ruling the box office and scaring up $82 million in weekend ticket sales, Broadway.com asked readers which of the famed animation studio's superb family adventure films should be adapted into a Broadway musical. The votes have been counted. Take a look below to see which Pixar perfect classics fans most want to be blown away by on stage!
1. Finding Nemo - 21%
The 2003 Oscar-winning hit is a natural fit for the Great White Way! Finding Nemo has already been adapted into a 40-minute musical production at the Theater in the Wild at Disney's Animal Kingdom, created by Tony winner Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon). Theater aficionados would be silly to not want this story of an over-protective clownfish searching for his abducted son to just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming closer and closer to Broadway.
2. Toy Story - 20%
There isn’t any kid (or adult for the matter) who doesn’t love the Toy Story trilogy! A rock musical version of Pixar's first feature film is already out roaming the high seas on Disney Cruise Lines, but fans know these toys deserve the biggest toy box in the land: Broadway! A larger-than-life musical story of the friendship between Buzz Lightyear, a state-of-the-art action figure, and Woody, a traditional cowboy toy, as they compete for the attention of Andy, their boy owner, is the stuff Broadway dreams are made of.
3. Up - 19%
PIxar's Up is the moving story of an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen and an earnest young Wilderness Explorer named Russell who, by tying thousands of balloons to a home, set out to see the wilds of Paradise Falls in Venezuela. The film's Grammy and Oscar-winning soundtrack is ripe material to be transformed into big, booming and bombastic Broadway score! A floating house soaring through the clouds, a talking dog, a tall, colorful, flightless bird and the adventure of a lifetime? We're booking tickets now.