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.
Release Year: 2003
Rating: 8.1/10 (254,575 voted)
Critic's Score: 89/100
Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Storyline A clown fish named Marlin living 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.
Writers: Andrew Stanton, Andrew Stanton
Cast: Albert Brooks
There are 3.7 trillion fish in the ocean*, they're looking for one.
Opening Weekend: $70,251,710
(1 June 2003)
(25 November 2011)
Did You Know?
To see how realistic they could make it appear, the art team were asked to make exact copies of actual underwater and above water shots. Ultimately the results were simply deemed "too realistic" for a cartoon.
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
Crush the sea turtle claims he's 150 years old "and still young." Actually, at 150, Crush would be almost twice the normal lifespan of a sea turtle, which is about 80 years. Contrary to popular belief, not all kinds of turtles have lifespans of over 100 years. It is tortoises, which are land turtles, that are known for their very long lifespans and, even then, the current record is 188 years old, not much older (relatively speaking) than Crush.
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?
Oh, yeah. A fish can breathe out here. Did your man deliver, or did he deliver?
Yes, it's THAT good !!
I'll be totally honest and confirm to you that everything what they say
about this movie is true. It's a brilliantly animated masterpiece with lots
of humor that actually works and a plot that really brings tears to your
eyes from time to time. The modern artists of Pixar never cease to amaze the
audience in expanding their horizons. Finding Nemo is visually stunning and
you can have nothing but respect for the people who created it.
I was more or less skeptic about watching it, because it was so overhyped !
Two days before it got released in my country, the TV and press loudly
announced that the DVD broke all records in the USA during its first
release-day. That's usually a sign of being typically mainstream and
fake...but Finding Nemo is not. I'm allergic to fake sentiment and pathetic
feel-good movies but I was really touched by this one. The moral and
valuable life lessons are always present, but they're not shoved down your
throat or thrown in your face all the time. This movie really relativates
itself and that's important for a good comedy. And it's hilarious !!! Every
side character in Finding Nemo (and there are a LOT of them) is exceptional
and worth a mention. And the voices are cast perfectly as well...like the
voice of Willem Dafoe for Gill, for example...a perfect choice. The
character of Dory ( speaks through the voice of Ellen DeGeneres ) steals the
show. She's an adorable blue fish who suffers from amnesia. She forgets what
she's doing or going to every five minutes and that really leads to
Movies like this aren't just being made for children exclusive... They're
good for everyone to realize you have to entertain yourself from time to
time and just to enjoy the little things in life. I recommend this to
everyone in the world. No matter if you're 9 or 99 years old, Finding Nemo
will bring a smile on your face and leave behind a warm feeling in your