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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:
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Marlin (voice)
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Dory (voice)
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Nemo (voice)
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Gill (voice)
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Bloat (voice)
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Peach (voice)
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Gurgle (voice)
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Bubbles (voice)
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Deb / Flo (voice)
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Jacques (voice)
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Nigel (voice)
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Crush (voice)
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Coral (voice)
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Squirt (voice)
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Mr. Ray (voice)
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Storyline

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

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Release Date:

30 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Finding Nemo 3D  »

Box Office

Budget:

$94,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Demand for tropical fish exploded right after the film's release, especially for clown fish and blue tang, the main characters' species. And just like Darla, many new pet buyers had no idea how to take care of their pets and ended up killing them. It was later revealed that saltwater tropical fish need a 30-gallon aquarium with carefully controlled salinity levels, anything less will kill them. The rise in demand took fish importers by surprise and the population of clown fish dropped to 75 percent in some areas.

Although this isn't the first time something like this happened, Finding Nemo is different, because this time the whole premise of the movie was freeing the animal from being a pet. Then again, pet owners who took that premise to heart didn't respond much better. Some released their venomous fish into the ocean, ruining Florida's ecological balance. Others flushed fish down the toilet to free them and these fish died before even reaching the sewers. See more »

Goofs

The sharks hold their meeting on what appears to be a World War II-era American submarine sunk by a mine strike. It makes no sense for an American submarine to have struck a mine in Australian waters, since during WWII the U.S. had three submarine bases in Australia and would have been fully aware of any mine fields near the coast. See more »

Quotes

[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

During the end credits, Mike Wazowski (the one-eyed character from Monsters, Inc. (2001)) can be seen swimming across the screen while wearing scuba-diving equipment. See more »

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Soundtracks

Beyond the Sea
(1945)
Music by Charles Trenet (as Charles Louis Trenet) and Albert Lasry
Lyrics by Charles Trenet (as Charles Louis Trenet) ("La Mer")
English lyrics by Jack Lawrence (1947)
Performed by Robbie Williams
Courtesy of EMI Records under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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6 June 2003 | by (pembroke,massachusetts.) – See all my reviews

One of the best animated films I have ever seen. Great characters, amusing animation, and laugh-out-loud humor. Also, watch for the little skit shown after the credits. It's all great stuff that simply must be seen.


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