The second season of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things is getting some help from a Pixar stalwart, Finding Dory and Wall-E director Andrew Stanton.

Stanton has signed on to direct episodes 5 and 6 of the upcoming season, which will debut on Halloween. “Andrew called me out of the blue and said, ‘I love it. I would be honored to be part of it,’” Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy told Entertainment Weekly.

Levy, director of films like Night at the Museum and Cheaper by the Dozen, will helm episodes 3 and 4, while Stranger Things creators, the Duffer Brothers, will direct episodes 1, 2, 8, and 9. Rebecca Thomas (Electrick Children) is set to direct the seventh episode.

Stanton’s last foray into live-action filmmaking, the Disney tentpole John Carter, resulted in a $200 million writedown for the studio.

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