The difference here, i presume, is that your father has never made a film. So in this unthinkable and rarest of cases, i am actually more so inclined to trust Wiseau's advice rather than your father's.
It's technically a sequel, but they have described it as more of a "revisit" to the original. It's a sequel is the sense that it does happen after Thunderdome, but it's a little more complicated. Think of it like how James Bond keeps coming back as different actors. The James Bond films aren't really reboots, but are continuations to the story, yet they have different actors playing the same character for 60 years. Same idea is being applied here.
Damn i wish this was filmed, this interview is pure gold.
I have a feeling that David Fincher uses this a lot.
Princess Kaguya should have won the award. I have a general preference towards Ghibli films and traditionally animated films, as well as more movies with a more serious tone, but i recognize that The Lego Movie was an incredible movie and easily stands to par with Princess Kaguya and should have been nominated. The other films were pretty run of the mill, Big Hero 6 being the most mundane, which is why it earns my skepticism as to why it won in the first place. HTTYD2 and The Boxtrolls earn my respect for being more, but end up doing nothing special. I did not personally watch The Song of The Sea. Keep in mind though I'm not this professional who has an extensive knowledge on the subject of how to construct a story, I have a much better technical knowledge of animation than anything else, so my opinion is subjective and is made purely out of the feelings of when i watched the movies. Regardless, this doesn't mean the Academy didn't mess up. The only reason Big Hero 6 won was because the Academy voters had little if any knowledge of animation, many of which either abstained or picked which film appealed most to their children, which is am absolutely terrible method of judgement of a movie. Read this article to get a better feel for the problem at hand, and click the links of the voter profiles in case you think the article is in anyway biased, i can assure you the voters are absolutely clueless about animation and it is embarassing:http://www.cartoonbrew.com/award-season-focus/proof-that-oscar-voters-ar...
So glad to see that the Academy gave the award for Best Animated Feature to a 90 minute toy commercial. Never ceases to amaze me how clueless, ignorant, and apathetic the Academy is regarding the Animation category.