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Finding Nemo (2003)

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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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Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich (co-director)

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Andrew Stanton (original story by), Andrew Stanton (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Brooks ... Marlin (voice)
Ellen DeGeneres ... Dory (voice)
Alexander Gould ... Nemo (voice)
Willem Dafoe ... Gill (voice)
Brad Garrett ... Bloat (voice)
Allison Janney ... Peach (voice)
Austin Pendleton ... Gurgle (voice)
Stephen Root ... Bubbles (voice)
Vicki Lewis ... Deb / Flo (voice)
Joe Ranft ... Jacques (voice)
Geoffrey Rush ... Nigel (voice)
Andrew Stanton ... Crush (voice)
Elizabeth Perkins ... Coral (voice)
Nicholas Bird ... Squirt (voice)
Bob Peterson ... Mr. Ray (voice)
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Storyline

A clown fish named Marlin lives in the Great Barrier Reef and 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. 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 Harbour. While the two are searching the ocean far and wide, Nemo and the other sea animals in the dentist's fish tank plot a way to return to the sea to live their lives free again. Written by David Morris

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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Finding Nemo 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$94,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,251,710, 1 June 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$380,843,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$936,743,261
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DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby Atmos (3D re-release)| Dolby Surround 7.1 (3D re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Brown pelicans' (Pelecanus occidentalis) geographical distribution don't extend to Australia; they are only found in the Americas. See more »

Goofs

The huge barracuda's anatomy is incorrect; it is navy-blue in color, extremely large in size, and has long under-bite jaws and large fins. Australian barracudas are bright green in color, very small and thin in size, and have short, straight jaws and fins. This barracuda appears to more so resemble a Great Barracuda, the world's most deadly barracuda species, which doesn't occur in the Great Barrier Reef. See more »

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[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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At the beginning of the end credits, after the final scene, there's a dedication to the memory of character animator, Glenn McQueen, who died for melanoma in 2002. See more »

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The 4:3 version of the movie is not cropped as with most movies, but actually re-rendered with scenes rearranged to preserve composition. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Another Disney/Pixar Classic
22 January 2005 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Those guys and girls at Disney/Pixar have done it again, they've created the perfect underwater world, full of fascinating Disney characters.

A truly enchanting story of a father (Marlon) who loses his son (Nemo), and with help of his new found friend (Dory) ventures out into the ocean to try to find him. On this epic voyage he gets to battle sharks, surf with some turtle dudes, dice with some jellyfish and survive an encounter in a whales stomach.

All the characters are vibrant with Disney charm, but my favourite is Dory, the comic relief, probably one of the funniest Disney characters ever written and superbly voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, pure genius.

All in all this is another success for Disney and Pixar, It brings out the child in all of us.

Solid family fun 8/10


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