There's not much in the Stranger Things Upside Down world that could find common ground with Disney Pixar's Finding Dory — one a series focusing on the telekinetic powers of a laboratory-raised child, and the other about the adventures of a fish. But soon there will be, this is Hollywood and there are surprising crossovers aplenty.
Despite still having eight months to go until #StrangerThings Season 2 hits our eyelids at the end of October, news of what's to come is flocking in thick and fast. And today, we learned that a #Pixar favorite is joining the series as a director — a man who has previously co-directed Finding Dory, Finding Nemo and A Bug's Life: Andrew Stanton.
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Bringing his practiced fairytale charms to our second installment of #Netflix's 2016 breakout hit, Stanton will be directing the fifth and sixth episodes of the eight-part series. He'll be joining creators Matt and Ross Duffer, executive producer Shawn Levy and Electrick Children's Rebecca Thomas.
How did such a match come about, you ask? Levy explained to Entertainment Weekly:
"Andrew called me out of the blue and said, 'I love it. I would be honored to be part of it.'"
And the rest, as they say, was history.
For those interested, the specific episodes Stanton will direct are titled "The Storm" and "The Pollywog," the latter of which Gaten Matarazzo has already told us will feature "a little creature" he will bond with. So hopefully we'll get to see some of the director's cute #Disney work at play and find some solace in the otherwise scary town of Hawkins, Indiana.
Check out the teaser trailer for Season 2 of Stranger Things below:
If you could mash Stranger Things up with any Pixar movie, which would it be?