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Release Date:
4 November 2003 (USA) See more »
Jean-Michael Cousteau's documentary about the Great Barrier Reef keeps getting interrupted by Nemo, Marlin and Dory. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Albert Brooks ... Marlin (voice)

Ellen DeGeneres ... Dory (voice)

Alexander Gould ... Nemo (voice)

Jean-Michel Cousteau ... Himself

Directed by
Roger Gould 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roger Gould 
Bob Peterson 
Jeff Pidgeon 

Produced by
Gale Gortney .... associate producer
John Lasseter .... executive producer
Osnat Shurer .... producer
Andrew Stanton .... executive producer
Original Music by
Todd Boekelheide 
Film Editing by
Steve Bloom 
Katherine Ringgold 
Art Department
Alex Orrelle .... additional graphics
Visual Effects by
Ewan Johnson .... technical artist
Steven Kani .... technical artist
Ellen Moon Lee .... title designer
Holly Lloyd .... technical artist
George Nguyen .... technical artist
Eileen O'Neill .... technical artist
Gabriel Schlumberger .... technical artist
Brian Young .... technical artist
Animation Department
Carlos Baena .... animator
Bobby Beck .... animator
Brett Coderre .... animator
Nancy Kato .... animator
Wendell Lee .... animator
Victor Navone .... animator
Roger Rose .... animator
Kureha Yokoo .... animator
Editorial Department
Gabrielle Siegel .... editorial coordinator
Chris Vallance .... assistant editor
Music Department
Joshua Hollander .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Omid Amjadi .... additional footage
Erin Cass .... assistant to producers
David Eisenmann .... technical supervisor
Danielle Feinberg .... technical supervisor
Daniel A. Goodman .... production coordinator
David Hannan .... underwater footage
Adrian Martino .... additional footage
Richard C. Murphy .... educational advisor (as Dr. Richard C. Murphy)
Sheri Patterson .... production coordinator
Bill Polson .... technical supervisor
Marcia Savarese .... production coordinator
Darla K. Anderson .... special thanks
Henry Genthe .... special thanks
Richard C. Murphy .... special thanks (as Dr. Richard C. Murphy)
Charles Vinnick .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Exploring the Reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau" - USA (alternative title)
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7 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

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Jean-Michel Cousteau:[concluding] For we are as connected to the planet as the corals are to the algae living within them. And just as we...
Nemo:Algae living inside coral? That's creepy.
Jean-Michel Cousteau:No, it is not!
Nemo:Yeah, it is.
Jean-Michel Cousteau:Isn't.
Jean-Michel Cousteau:Isn't!
Dory:No, it's normal! See, they work together...
Jean-Michel Cousteau:That's...
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Movie Connections:
References Finding Nemo (2003)See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Excellent little short, 11 November 2003
Author: steelsniper

This is a great short that's included on the Finding Nemo DVD.

It features a scientist, Jean-Michel Cousteau, who's been studying the sea for most of his life. It teaches a lesson about the coral reef, while providing a bit of comedy from 3 characters from Finding Nemo. I enjoyed it very much.

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