• 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 , Adventure , Comedy , Children

Production Co: Pixar Animation Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This time the dad is the hero of the story, although in most animation it is almost always the mother. show more

  • 90
    David EdelsteinSlate

    Of all the great vocal characterizations...the showstopper is Brooks, who hasn't had a part this good since "Lost in America" (1985). His Marlin is tender, cranky, hysterical, yet somehow lucid. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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