Finding Nemo

  • U
  • Andrew Stanton (2003)
  • US
  • 96 min
Finding Nemo
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

Pixar continued its run of superb computer-generated animated features with this jaw-dropping underwater adventure. It's a rainbow-hued delight, overflowing with innovation and vitality. Australia's Great Barrier Reef provides a stunning starting point for this aquatic fable, as single-parent clownfish Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) sees his beloved only son, Nemo, netted by a scuba diver. From then on, it's a nonstop journey of visual excitement and wonder, as the distraught father sets off to rescue his offspring, encountering a host of colourful characters along the way. As is mandatory for a family film, there are plenty of life lessons for youngsters to learn, but they come agreeably sugar-coated with humour and fun. Meanwhile, a more adult undercurrent offers grown-up laughs, and there's even some old-fashioned tear-jerking to complete the emotional rollercoaster ride. The voice casting is inspired too, with Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush and Eric Bana among those contributing supplementary texture to a marvellous sensory experience.

Plot Summary

Animated comedy adventure from the creators of Toy Story, featuring the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Willem Dafoe. Clownfish Marlin is devastated when his only son Nemo is netted by a scuba diver on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Teaming up with friendly but forgetful blue tang Dory, Marlin leaves the safety of the reef to rescue his offspring.

Cast and crew

Cast

Marlin
Albert Brooks
Dory
Ellen DeGeneres
Nemo
Alexander Gould
Gill
Willem Dafoe
Nigel
Geoffrey Rush
Bruce
Barry Humphries
Gurgle
Austin Pendleton
Fish school voice
John Ratzenberger
Peach
Allison Janney
Bubbles
Stephen Root
Jacques
Joe Ranft
Bloat
Brad Garrett
Deb / Flo
Vicki Lewis
Anchor
Eric Bana
Chum
Bruce Spence
Crush
Andrew Stanton
Coral
Elizabeth Perkins
Squirt
Nicholas Bird
Mr Ray
Bob Peterson
Sheldon
Erik Per Sullivan

Crew

Director
Andrew Stanton
Co-Director
Lee Unkrich

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Walt Disney
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 29 Mar 2013
Certificate U
Categories
Childrens
Drama