• Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo

Release Date: May 30th, 2003

DVD Release Date: November 4th, 2003

G |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Marlin (Albert Brooks), a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by a diver, and horrified Marlin must set out to find him. A blue reef fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) -- who has a really short memory -- joins Marlin and complicates the encounters with sharks, jellyfish, and a host of ocean dangers. Meanwhile, Nemo plots his escape from a dentist's fish tank.

Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root

Director: Andrew Stanton

Genres: Animated , Comedy , Adventure , Children

Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Charming, Friendship, Quest, Underdog, Escape, Heartwarming, Growing up, Witty, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    An exhilarating fish story in the perfectly cast comic adventure. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    An undersea treasure all the same, and a prodigy of visual energy.

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Though not as great as "Toy Story 2" and "Monsters, Inc.," Pixar movies that are the gold standard for family movies, Finding Nemo is visually entrancing. show more

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Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Winner Animated Feature Film