Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

4.6 161
Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Cast: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres

     
 

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Andrew Stanton, who helped write Toy Story and Monsters, Inc., co-wrote and directed this computer-animated comedy-adventure about finding a very small fish in a very large ocean. Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) is a more-than-slightly paranoid Clown Fish who is extremely devoted to his young son, Nemo (voice of Alexander Gould), the only survivor afterSee more details below

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Overview

Andrew Stanton, who helped write Toy Story and Monsters, Inc., co-wrote and directed this computer-animated comedy-adventure about finding a very small fish in a very large ocean. Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) is a more-than-slightly paranoid Clown Fish who is extremely devoted to his young son, Nemo (voice of Alexander Gould), the only survivor after an undersea predator swallowed up Nemo's mother and her other offspring. It's not Marlin's nature to explore unfamiliar waters, but when he and Nemo are accidentally separated near the Great Barrier Reef en route to Nemo's first day of fish school, Marlin gathers his courage and sets out to find his son. What Marlin doesn't know, however, is that while Nemo was looking at a boat passing on the surface, he was caught in a net and given a new home in a dentist's aquarium. As Marlin searches for his son, he makes friends with a friendly but absent-minded Regal Blue Tang named Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), a Great White Shark named Bruce (voice of Barry Humphries) who is trying to cut fish out of his diet, a beach-rat Sea Tortoise named Crush (voice of Andrew Stanton), and Nigel (voice of Geoffrey Rush), a Pelican who can take Marlin's search from the ocean to dry land. Finding Nemo's impressive voice cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney, Eric Bana, Stephen Root, and Brad Garrett.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Sebastian from The Little Mermaid was right: It is better under the sea! The No. 1 box office hit of 2003, Pixar's Finding Nemo makes a big home video splash, especially in the DVD edition, which is loaded with see-worthy features that will immerse viewers in Nemo's breathtakingly beautiful computer-animated undersea world. This instant family classic contains all the lures of a film by the creators of Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Monsters, Inc.: state-of-the-art animation, sophisticated storytelling that doesn't treat the audience like minnows, vividly rendered characters, and impeccable voice work. Albert Brooks is well cast as Marlin, a neurotically overprotective clown fish, who embarks on a desperate search to find his young son, Nemo, plucked from the ocean and now languishing in a dentist's fish tank. As Marlin gets in over his head, he meets a variety of sea creatures, some friendly (Ellen DeGeneres's Dory, a cheerful blue tang with poor short-term memory), and others not (Barry Humphries as a self-improving great white shark striving to think of other fish as "friends, not food"). Other memorable additions to Pixar's gallery of classic characters include a turtle who converses in surfer dude speak (voiced by the film's director, Andrew Stanton), and a flock of single-minded seagulls who pounce on any potential foodstuff with the squawk, "Mine." As with Monsters, Inc., there won't be a dry eye in the house at the film's surprisingly emotional conclusion. This "Collector's Edition" offers lots of bait. In addition to segments that plunge animation enthusiasts into this film's production, this two-disc set also contains interactive games, the delightful Pixar short Knick Knack, the educational short film Exploring the Reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau, and a feature that transforms your TV into a virtual aquarium. Don't let this be the one that got away.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Finding Nemo is a superb achievement on three distinct levels. First, the look of the film is gorgeous. The Pixar crew has created a fully realized underwater world. The colors are bright and entrancing, while the movement of the fish is so realistic that the viewer never for a second suspends belief. The story is beautifully structured. After establishing the relationship between Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Alexander Gould), the film sets up the separate worlds they each inhabit (the ocean and the fish tank). The screenwriters have dreamed up creative plot points, formulating exciting obstacles (like the wrecking of a filtration system, a dangerous jellyfish zone, and a dentally challenged eight-year-old) that allow the film to maintain an exciting pace without sacrificing character or humor. Each member of the cast appears to have been hired for their skills as a performer more than for their name recognition. Brooks, DeGeneres, and Willem Dafoe all communicate real emotional truth in their characters, while such talented vocal performers as Stephen Root, Geoffrey Rush, and Barry Humphries lend pitch-perfect comedic support. Finding Nemo is an inventively written, gorgeously drawn, and perfectly acted animated film.
Rolling Stone
Leave it to a g-rated cartoon to give the live-action epics a lesson in action, fun and bracing originality. Peter Travers
Entertainment Weekly
You could trawl the seven seas and not net a funnier, more beautiful, and more original work of art and comedy than Finding Nemo. Lisa Schwarzbaum
San Francisco Chronicle
The visuals pop, the fish emote and the ocean comes alive. That's in the first two minutes. After that, they do some really cool stuff. C.W. Nevius

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2012
UPC:
0786936828238
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
13,454

Special Features

Disc 1- Aquarium; CineExplore; Reinventing The Submarine Voyage; Deleted Scene: Alternate Opening; A Lesson in Flashbacks; Finding Nemo: A Filmmakers' Discussion; Knick Knack Theatrical Short; ; Disc 2- Blu-ray Bonus; Aquariums; Art Review; Outtakes ; Deleted Scenes; ; Disc 3 - DVD Feature Film + Bonus; Finding Nemo: A Filmmakers' Discussion; Knick Knack Theatrical Short

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Albert Brooks Marlin
Ellen DeGeneres Dory
Alexander Gould Nemo the Clownfish
Willem Dafoe Gill
Brad Garrett Bloat
Allison Janney Peach the Starfish
Austin Pendleton Gurgle
Stephen Root Bubbles
Vicki Lewis Deb and Flo
Joe Ranft Jacques
Geoffrey Rush Nigel
Andrew Stanton Crush
Elizabeth Perkins Coral
Nicolas Bird Squirt
Bob Peterson Mr. Ray
Barry Humphries Bruce the Great White Shark
Eric Bana Anchor
Bruce Spence Chum
Bill Hunter Dentist
LuLu Ebeling Darla
Jordy Ranft Tad
Erica Beck Pearl
Erik Per Sullivan Seldon the Seahorse,Sheldon the Seahorse
John Ratzenberger Fish School

Technical Credits
Andrew Stanton Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Lee Unkrich Director
Matthew Jon Beck Casting
Randy Berrett Art Director
Sharon Calahan Cinematographer
Anthony Christov Art Director
Robin Cooper Art Director
Ralph Eggleston Production Designer
Jinko Gotoh Associate Producer
Mary Hidalgo Casting
Jeremy Lasky Cinematographer
John Lasseter Executive Producer
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Ricky Vega Nierva Art Director
Bob Peterson Screenwriter
Kevin Reher Casting
David Reynolds Screenwriter
Gary Rydstrom Sound/Sound Designer
David Ian Salter Editor
Michael Silvers Sound Editor
Graham Walters Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Finding Nemo
1. New Parents [:34]
2. Main Titles [:12]
3. First Day of School [3:32]
4. Field Trip [:26]
5. The Drop Off [:50]
6. Nemo Lost [:50]
7. Meeting Dory [:13]
8. Sharks [:13]
9. The Tank Guy [5:28]
10. The Abyss [:58]
11. Anglerfish [1:37]
12. Nemo's Initiation [:15]
13. Fish Impressions [2:20]
14. Jellyfish [2:20]
15. The Filter [3:25]
16. Sea Turtles [3:16]
17. News Travels [4:47]
18. Off Ramp [:35]
19. Dory Speaks Whale [2:06]
20. Algae [3:11]
21. Inside the Whale [3:53]
22. Sydney Harbour [:11]
23. The Aquascum [4:38]
24. Pelicans [3:10]
25. Darla! [:03]
26. Goodbye, Dory [3:12]
27. Nemo and Dory [4:39]
28. Fishing Net [:06]
29. Reunion [4:44]
30. Back on the Reef [2:22]
31. Tank Escape [2:02]
32. End Credits [1:41]

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