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Finding Nemo (2003)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  30 May 2003 (USA)
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After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlin (voice)
Dory (voice)
Nemo (voice)
Gill (voice)
Bloat (voice)
Peach (voice)
Gurgle (voice)
Bubbles (voice)
Deb / Flo (voice)
Jacques (voice)
Nigel (voice)
Crush (voice)
Coral (voice)
Squirt (voice)
Mr. Ray (voice)


A clown fish named Marlin lives in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son, Nemo. After he ventures into the open sea, despite his father's constant warnings about many of the ocean's dangers. Nemo is abducted by a boat and netted up and sent to a dentist's office in Sydney. So, while Marlin ventures off to try to retrieve Nemo, Marlin meets a fish named Dory, a blue tang suffering from short-term memory loss. The companions travel a great distance, encountering various dangerous sea creatures such as sharks, anglerfish and jellyfish, in order to rescue Nemo from the dentist's office, which is situated by Sydney Harbor. While the two are doing this, Nemo and the other sea animals in the dentist's fish tank plot a way to return to Sydney Harbor to live their lives free again. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


There are 3.7 trillion fish in the ocean*, they're looking for one. See more »


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Release Date:

30 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Finding Nemo 3D  »

Box Office


$94,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,251,710 (USA) (30 May 2003)


$380,838,870 (USA) (11 January 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As of January 2005, it is the bestselling DVD of all time in the world with 22 million copies sold. See more »


The diving flag seen on the dentist's boat is the United States' "Diver Down" flag (red with white stripe). This flag is not used in Australia, and would not be seen on the Great Barrier Reef. The Australian version is blue and white. See more »


[first lines]
Marlin: Wow.
Coral: Mmm.
Marlin: Wow.
Coral: Mm-hmm.
Marlin: Wow.
Coral: Yes, Marlin. I... No, I see it. It's beautiful.
Marlin: So, Coral, when you said you wanted an ocean view, you didn't think you were going to get the whole ocean, did you? Huh?
[deep breath]
Marlin: Oh, yeah. A fish can breathe out here. Did your man deliver, or did he deliver?
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Crazy Credits

The first names of "Production Babies" are listed towards the end of the credits. See more »


Referenced in Bolt (2008) See more »


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User Reviews

Who said fish are boring?
11 January 2004 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"Finding Nemo" is a wonderful animated adventure movie that simply is irresistible for young as well as older persons.

The most excellent thing about "Finding Nemo" is the perfect timing, just like in "Monsters, Inc" the jokes are extremely well placed in a quick pace and are good for more then just a few laughs.

There are some very fun and great characters which brings me to the only problem I have with this movie. There are too many minor characters, I would have really loved to see some of the characters getting a bigger role with some more importance to the story instead of meeting character after character that are only on screen for no more than 5 minutes (such as the sharks). Sure it's good for the sense of adventure but it leaves some missed opportunities to make the story even more fun.

I think it's pretty obvious that the story is inspired on the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy since it uses lot's of elements from it and it has the some feeling of adventure and excitement so it's really not a big thing that the story isn't very original, the original and fun way the story is told in compensates for this.

The voice cast as in many animated movies is impressive but the one that stood out was Ellen DeGeneres as Dory that you love to hate.

Irresistible movie for the whole family with great jokes and lines and some memorable characters and situations.

Mine, mine, mine!



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