Finding Nemo (Blu-ray)
- R 155
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.
- Movies & TV
- 1 Jan 2013
- Supply Source
- South Africa
- Finding Nemo
- Release Year
- Running Time
- 100 min
- Childrens / Animated / Australia / Children / Computer Animation / Disney Film / Family (General) / Fathers And Sons / Fish / Sharks / Theatrical Release / Undersea
- US Box Office
- $40.5 million
- Co-helmed by WALL-E director Andrew Stanton, FINDING NEMO follows Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks), an overprotective clown fish father, as he desperately searches the farthest reaches of the sea for his missing son Nemo. Marlin's journey leads him beyond the Great Barrier Reef into deeper and darker waters, where he meets Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a forgetful yet optimistic blue tang, and a number of not-so-friendly--and often very hungry--aquatic creatures. Meanwhile, little Nemo finds himself in a dentist's fish tank in Syndey, Australia, along with other underwater captives, including Gill (Willem Dafoe), the group's scarred Moorish idol leader. As Nemo works with his new friends on a plan to escape their tank, Marlin and Dory swim closer, but they'll need more than just fins to get into the dentist's office.
This fifth computer-animated outing by Pixar continues the company's remarkable winning streak that began with TOY STORY. Like other Pixar films, FINDING NEMO features a story with heart--this time, a father-and-son tale--and thoroughly charming leads--in this case, Marlin, Nemo, and Dory. And, of course, there's an army of fascinating supporting characters, including Bruce (Barry Humphries), a great white shark on a no-fish diet; Crush (director/screenwriter Stanton), a surfer-dude sea turtle; Peach (Allison Janney), a stuck-to-the-aquarium starfish; and Nigel (Geoffrey Rush), a bold pelican. However, what truly distinguishes NEMO from even its CGI cousins is its stunning depiction of aquatic life, from the colorful creatures on a coral reef to a blue whale on the vast expanse of the open ocean. By combining the aesthetic of a National Geographic marine life documentary with clever jokes and Hitchcock references, NEMO succeeds in its bid to up the ante for animated films yet again. And be sure to watch the credits or you just might miss something!
- Theatrical release: May 30, 2003
- Cast & Crew
- Andrew Stanton
- Eric Bana / Erica Beck / Nicholas Bird / Albert Brooks / Willem Dafoe / Ellen DeGeneres / Brad Garrett / Alexander Gould / Barry Humphries / Bill Hunter / Allison Janney / Vicki Lewis / Austin Pendleton / Elizabeth Perkins / Joe Ranft / John Ratzenberger / Stephen Root / Geoffrey Rush / Bruce Spence / Andrew Stanton / Erik Per Sullivan
- Thomas Newman
- Executive Producer
- John Lasseter
- Andrew Stanton
- Lee Unkrich
- Movie Critics
- Box Office
- "...When the fish surface, the water is pastel, reflective, as lovely or lovelier as anything that actually exists in nature..."— Annlee Ellingson (1 Jul 2003, p.44)
- Chicago Sun-Times
- "...FINDING NEMO has all the usual pleasures of the Pixar animation style....And it adds an unexpected beauty....There is something dreamlike about the visuals of FINDING NEMO..."— Roger Ebert (30 May 2003, p.35)
- 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, the dazzling new computer-animated adventure..."— Lisa Schwarzbaum (6 Jun 2003, p.54)
- Los Angeles Times
- "...An engaging undersea story....[With] a level of smarter-than-the-room humor noticeably wacky and sophisticated for studio family fare..."— Kenneth Turan (30 May 2003, p.C1)
- New York Times
- "...An upbeat, sentimental fable....The animation achieves an astonishing synergy of voice, computer-animated image and dialogue..."— Stephen Holden (30 May 2003, p.E1)
- Rolling Stone
- "...A thing of beauty, hugely entertaining and way cool..."— Peter Travers (26 Jun 2003, p.88)
- Sight and Sound
- "...NEMO creates an awe-inducing sense of the infinite in its watery visuals..."— Leslie Felperin (1 Nov 2003, p.43-4)
- USA Today
- "The most gorgeous of all the Pixar films....NEMO treats family audiences to a sweet, resonant story and breathtaking visuals..."— Claudia Puig (30 May 2003, p.9D)
- "…A buoyant adventure….Notable first for its spectacularly colorful underwater setting, which gives the picture one of the most striking visual backdrops ever seen in an animated film…"— Todd McCarthy (26 May 2003, p.25-39)
- Academy Awards
- Best Animated Feature Film
- Winner: 2004
Childhood, o' how wonderful art thou...
Reviewed by Keegan Naidoo on
An absolute classic from Pixar!
Shaheem E onReviewed by
The Blu-ray showcases the quality of this film, with amazing colour, detail and sound.
The story, acting, directing and animation are top-notch!
It's so good that you can watch and enjoy it over and over... and laugh every time.
'Can't recommend it enough.