Finding Nemo

2003 American computer-animated family film

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American/British computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures on May 30, 2003. It tells the story of a clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks), who along with a regal tang named Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), searching for his lost son, Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould). Along the way he learns to take risks and that his son is capable of taking care of himself.

Directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich. Story and Screenplay by Andrew Stanton.
There Are 3.7 Trillion Fish in the Ocean. They're Looking for One.

Dialogue Edit

Nemo: Hey, guys, wait up. Whoa.
Tad: Cool. Saved your life!
Pearl: [inks] Awww, you guys made me ink! [both laughing]
Nemo: What's that?
Tad: I know what that is. Sandy Plankton saw one. He called, he said it was called a butt!
Pearl: Oh, wow. That's a pretty big butt.
Sheldon: Oh, look at me. I'm gonna go touch the butt! [sneezes] Whoa! Oh, yeah? Let's see you get closer.
Pearl: Okay. Beat that!
Tad: Come on, Nemo. How far can you go?
Nemo: Oh, um, my dad says it's not safe.
Marlin: Nemo! NO!
Nemo: Dad?!
Marlin: You were about to swim into open water!
Nemo: No. I wasn't go out! But Dad...
Marlin: It's just a good thing I was here. If I hasn't shown up, I don't know...
Pearl: Sir, he wasn't gonna go!
Tad: Yeah, he was too afraid!
Nemo: No, I wasn't.
Marlin: This does not concern you, kids. And you're lucky I don't tell your parents you were out there. You know you can't swim well!
Nemo: I can swim fine, Dad, okay?!
Marlin: No, it's not okay. You shouldn't be anywhere near here! Okay, I was right. You know what? We'll start school in a year or two. [starts to take Nemo away]
Nemo: [jerks out of his grasp] No, dad! Just because you're scared of the ocean--
Marlin: Clearly, you're not ready, and you're not coming back until you are. You think you can do these things, but you just can't, Nemo!
Nemo: I hate you. [Marlin is shocked and visibly hurt at what his son just said]
Mr. Ray: Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's... nothing to see. Gather, uh, over there. Excuse me, is there anything I can do? I am a scientist, sir. Is there any problem?
Marlin: You know, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt things. He isn't a good swimmer and I just think that it's a little too soon for him to be out here unsupervised.
Mr. Ray: Well, I can assure you, he's quite safe with me.
Marlin: Look, I'm sure he is, but you have a large class and he can get lost from sight if you're not looking. I'm not saying you're not looking...
Kathy: OH, MY GOSH!! NEMO'S SWIMMING OUT TO SEA!! [Nemo swims out to touch the "butt". Marlin, Mr. Ray, Sheldon, Pearl and Tad notice this]
Marlin: [gasps] Nemo! What do you think you're doing?! [Nemo looks up at the "butt"] You're gonna get stuck out there, and I'm gonna have to get you before another fish does! Get back here! [Nemo swims up to the "butt"] I said get back here, now! STOP! [Nemo stops and turns around to Marlin, upset] You take one more move, mister... [Nemo raises up his fin] D-Don't you dare! If you put one fin on that boat— Are you listening to me?! Don't touch the boa-- [Nemo touches the butt] NEMO!!!
Tad: [whispers] He touched the butt.
Marlin: You just paddle your little tail back here, Nemo! That's right! You are in big trouble, young man! Do you hear me?! Big- [a diver appears behind Nemo] Big-
Pearl: Aah!!!
Nemo: Aagghh!!! Daddy, help me!
Marlin: I'm coming, Nemo! [tries to save Nemo but another diver appears]
Mr. Ray: Get under me, kids!
Nemo: Oh, no, no! Dad!! DADDY!!!
Marlin: Oh! Nemo!

Dory: Will you quit it?!
Marlin: What?!
Dory: I'm trying to swim here! What, ocean big enough for you some like that? You got a problem, buddy? Huh? HUH? Do you? Do you? You want a piece of me? Yeah, yeah, ooh, I'm scared now. What?
Marlin: Wait a minute-
Dory: Stop following me, okay?!
Marlin: What are talking about?! You're showing me which way the boat went!
Dory: A boat? Hey, I've seen a boat. It passed by not too long ago. It went this way, it went this way. Follow me! [swims out]
Marlin: [stops Dory] Wait a minute, wait a minute! What is going on?! You already told me which way the boat was going!
Dory: I did? Oh, no...
Marlin: If this is some kind of practical joke, it's not funny! And I know funny! I'm a clownfish!
Dory: No, it's not. I know it's not. I'm so sorry. See, I suffer from short-term memory loss.
Marlin: Short-term memory loss? I don't believe this.
Dory: No, it's true. I forget things almost instantly. It runs in my family. Or at least I think it does. [thinks] Hmm. Where are they? [looks at Marlin] Can I help you?
Marlin: Something's wrong with you. Really. You-you're wasting my time. I have to find my son.
[Marlin starts to leave, but gasps to see an enormous Great White shark named Bruce grinning.]
Bruce: Hello.
Dory: Oh, hi!
Bruce: Name's Bruce. It's all right, I understand. Why trust a shark, right? [startles Marlin and Dory with his chomp and starts laughing] So, what's a couple of bites like you doing out so late, eh?
Marlin: Nothing. We're not doing anything. We're not even out.
Bruce: Great! Then how would you morsels like to come to a little get-together I'm having?
Dory: [in delight] You mean like a party?
Bruce: Yeah. Yeah, right. A party. What do you say?
Dory: I love parties! That like sounds fun!
Marlin: [nervously] Parties are fun, and it’s tempting but can't because...
Bruce: [grabs Marlin and Dory with his fins] Oh, come on, I insist.
Marlin: [nervously] Okay! That's all that matters.
[Bruce guides the fish to a dark part of the ocean, swimming past a Naval Minefield.]
Dory: Hey look, balloons! It is a party!
Bruce: [laughs] Mind your distance, though. Those balloons can be a bit dodgy! You wouldn't want one of them to pop.
[Bruce takes the two fish to a wrecked ship]
Bruce: Anchor! Chum!
[Anchor and Chum, a Hammerhead and Mako shark, respectively, appear from the ship's entrance]
Anchor: There you are Bruce, finally!
Bruce: We got company.
Anchor: Well it's about time, mate.
Chum: We've already gone through all the snacks and I'm still starvin'!
Anchor: We almost had us a feedin' frenzy...
Chum: Come on, let's get this over with!
[A bell rings. Marlin, shaking in fear, uncovers one of his eyes, to see that the sharks are having a TED Talk-like meeting]
Bruce: Right then. The meeting has officially come to order. Let us all say the pledge.
All: I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food.
Anchor: Except stinkin' dolphins.
Chum: DOLPHINS! Yeah, they think they're so cute! [mocks a dolphin] "Oh, look at me, I'm a flippin' little dolphin, let me flip for you! Ain't I something?" [Anchor laughs]

Bruce: Everyone else. How about you mate. What's your problem.
Marlin: Me. I don't… I don't have a problem.
Bruce: Oh, okay.
Sharks: Denial.
Marlin: Aah!
Bruce: Just start with your name.
Marlin: OK. Uh, hello. My name is Marlin. I'm a clownfish.
Anchor: A clownfish? Really?
Bruce: Go on. Tell us a joke.
Chum: I love jokes.
Marlin: I actually do know one that’s pretty good. There was this mollusk, and he walks up to this sea cucumbers. Normally, they don't talk, sea cucumbers, but in a joke everyone talks. So, the sea mollusk says to the cucumber…
[Marlin spots the mask. A brief flashback shows the diver taking Nemo]
Nemo: Daddy!
Marlin: Nemo!
Chum: Nemo! Haha! Nemo… I don't get it.
Bruce: For a clownfish, he's not that funny.
Marlin: No, no, no, he's my son. He was taken by these divers.
Dory: Oh, you poor fish...
Chum: Humans! Think they own everything.
Anchor: Probably American!
Bruce: Now, there is a father looking for his little boy.
Marlin: Ugh! What do these markings mean?!
Bruce: I never knew my father!
Anchor: Come here, group hug.
Chum: We're all mates here, mate.
Marlin: I can't read human.
Dory: Well, then we got to find a fish that can read this. Hey, look, sharks.
Marlin: No, no, no, Dory!
Dory: Guys, guys.
Marlin: No, Dory.
Dory: Hey, that's mine. Give it to me. Gimme! Ow!
Marlin: Oh, I'm sorry. Are you okay?
Dory: Ow, ow, ow!
Marlin: I'm so sorry.
Dory: You really clocked me there. Am I bleeding?!
[a wisp of blood floats from Dory's nose]
Marlin: Ohh!
Dory: Ow. Ow. Ow.
Bruce: Dory, are you okay… [smells a wisp of blood] Oh. [his eyes turns completely black] That's good.
Bruce: Just a bite!

Bruce: Just one bite! G'day. Grr!
Marlin: There's no way out! There's gotta be a way to escape!
[Bruce is ramming the door, trying to break through it]
Dory: Who is it?
Marlin: Dory, help me find a way out!
Dory: Sorry, you'll have to come back later. We're trying to escape.
Marlin: There's gotta be a way out!
Dory: Look, here's something! ESCAPE! I wonder what that means, it's funny. It's spelled just like the word 'escape'...
Marlin: Let's go! [Grabs Dory by the flipper to escape the sub]
Marlin: Wait a minute. You can read?
Dory: I can read? That's right! I can read!
Marlin: Well then, here, read this now!

Deb: She's nuts.
Peach: [muffled with her face on the glass] We've got a live one!
Bloat: Can't hear ya, Peach.
Peach: [removes her face from the glass] I said we got a live one!
Bloat: Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy.
Deb: What do we got?
Peach: Root canal, and by the looks of those X-rays, it's not gonna be pretty.
Patient: [as the drill is inserted in his mouth] AAAAOOOW!!!

Bloat: Clearly, a Hedstrom.
Gurgle: No, no, K-Flex.
Bloat: Hedstorm!
Gurgle: K-FLEX!
Bloat: HEDSTROM! [Inflates] Oomp. There I go. A little help, over here.
Deb: I'll go deflate him.
Philip Sherman: All right. Go ahead and rinse.
Gurgle: Oh, the human mouth is a disgusting place.
[Nigel flies in the scene and thuds into the window, and opens it.]
Peach: Hey, Nigel.
Nigel: What did I miss? Am I late?
Peach: Root canal, it's a doozy.
Nigel: Root canal? What did he use to open?
Peach: Gator-Glidden drill.
Nigel: He seems to be favoring that one. Hope he doesn't get surplus sealer at the portal terminus. [notices Nemo] Hello. Who's this?
Deb: New guy. [chuckles]
Gurgle: The dentist took him off the reef.
Nigel: An outie. From my neck of the woods, eh? Sorry if I ever took a snap at you. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta eat.
Philip Sherman: Hey! [Nigel gasps] No, no, no, no! Those aren't your fish. They're my fish. Come on, go. Go on, shoo, shoo! [Nigel flies out of the scene, Philip closes the window.] Aw, the picture broke. This here's Darla. This here's Darla. She's my niece. She's gonna be eight this week. [shows it to Nemo] Hey, little fella. Say hello to your new mummy. She's gonna be here Friday to pick you up. You're her present. Well, Mr. Tucker, while that sets up, I'm going to go see a man about a wallaby. I'll be right back. [leaves]
Bloat: Uh-Oh, Darla.
Nemo: What? What's wrong with her?
Gurgle: She wouldn't stop shaking the bag.
Bubbles: Poor Chuckles.
Deb: He was her present last year.
Bloat: Hitched a ride on the porcelain express.
Peach: She's a fish killer!
Nemo: I can't go with that girl. I have to get back to my dad. Aah! Daddy help me!
Deb: Oh, he's stuck.
Gill: Nobody touch him! Nobody touch him.
Nemo: Can you help me?
Gill: No. You got yourself in there. You can get yourself out.
Deb: Ah, Gill...
Gill: I just want to see if he can do it, okay? Calm down. Now alternate between wiggling your fins and your tail.
Nemo: I can't! I have a bad fin!
Gill: Never stopped me. Just think about what you need to do.
Bloat: Come on.
Gill: Perfect.

Gil: State your name.
Nemo: Nemo?
Gill: Brother Bloat, proceed.
Bloat: Nemo, newcomer of orange and white, you have been called forth to the top of Mount Wannahockaloogie to join with us, in the fraternal bonds... of tankhood.
Nemo: Huh?
Peach: We want you in our club, kid.
Nemo: Really?
Bloat: If you are able to swim through, the Ring of Fire! [nothing happens] Turn on the Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire!
[Jacques suddenly comes to attention]
Jacques: Oh!
Bloat: You said you could do it!
[bubbles explode out of the top of Wannahockaloogie Mountain]
Bloat: The Ring of Fire!

Dory: I'll tell you again. I don't get tired of it.
Marlin: Okay, all right.
Dory: Huh.
Marlin: Here's a thing.
Dory: Uh-huh.
Marlin: You know, I just, think it's best if I just, if I just, carry on from here by myself.
Dory: Okay.
Marlin: You know, alone.
Dory: Uh-huh.
Marlin: Without, well, I mean, not without you. I mean, it's just that I don't want you, with me.
Dory: [shocked] Huh?
Marlin: I don't want to hurt your feelings.
Dory: You want me to leave?
Marlin: Well, I mean not. Yes. Yeah. It's just that you know I just can't afford anymore delays and you're one of those fish that cause delays. And sometimes it's a good thing. There's a whole group of fish. They're delay fish.
Dory: You mean... [whimpers] You mean you don't like me? [starts crying]
Marlin: No, of course I like you. It's because I like you I don't want a be with you. It's a complicated emotion. Don't cry. I like you.
School of Fish: Hey, you! Lady, is this guy bothering you?
Dory: I don't remember. Were you?
Marlin: No. We're just, we're just... Hey, do you guys know how I can get to...
School of Fish: Look, pal. We’re talking to the lady, not you. Hey, you like impressions?
Dory: Mm-hmm.

Dory: Oh, you guys. You really nail them. Bye.
School of Fish: Oh, Hey, ma'am. One more thing.
Dory: Yes.
School of Fish: When you come to this trench, swim through it, not over it.
Dory: Trench… Through it, not over it. I'll remember. Hey, hey! Hey, wait up partner! Hold on! Wait, wait wait! I gotta tell you something. Whoa. Nice trench. [echoing] Hello! Okay, let's go.
Marlin: Bad trench, bad trench. Come on, we're going to swim over this thing. [starts to swim over]
Dory: Whoa, whoa, partner! Little red flag going up. Something's telling me we should swim through it, not over it.
Marlin: [comes back] Are you even looking at this thing? It's got death all over it!
Dory: I'm sorry. But I really, really, really think we should swim through.
Marlin: And I am really, really done talking about this! Over we go!
Dory: Come on, trust me on this.
Marlin: Trust you?
Dory: Yes, trust. It's what friends do.
Marlin: ...Look, something's shiny!
Dory: Where?!
Marlin: Oh, it just swam over the trench! Come on, follow me.
Dory: Okay! Boy, it sure is clear up here.
Marlin: Exactly. And look at that there's the current. We should be there in no time.
Dory: [sees a tiny jellyfish] Hey, little guy.
Marlin: You wanted to go through the trench.
Dory: I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine. And he shall be my squishy. Come here, squishy. Come here, little squishy. [baby talks to it and gets zapped] Ow!
Marlin: Dory! That's a jellyfish!
Dory: Bad squishy! BAD squishy!
Marlin: Shoo, shoo, shoo. Get away. [flicks the tiny jellyfish out of sight with his tail] Come here, let me see that.
Dory: Don't touch it, don't touch it.
Marlin: I'm not gonna touch it. I just want to look. [grabs Dory's fin]
Dory: Hey, how come it didn't sting you?
Marlin: It did. It's just that... [grabs her fin again] Hold still. I live in this anemone and I'm used to these kind of stings. [grabs her fin again] Come here.
Dory: Ow, ow, ow.
Marlin: It doesn't look bad, you're gonna be fine. But now we know, don't we? That we don't want a touch these again. Let's be thankful this time it was just a little one.
[Marlin notices the big jellyfishes approaching and gasps. Marlin and Dory shrieks.]
Marlin: Don't move. [looks around all the jellyfishes] This is bad, Dory.
Dory: Hey, watch this. Boing! Boing! You can't catch me.
Marlin: Don't bounce on the top. They will not sting you. The top don't sting you.

Dory: P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Sydney.
Marlin: Yep. We're gonna just swim straight.
Dory: [singing] Just keep swimming, just keep swimming
Marlin: Dory. Boy, this is taking a while.
Dory: Hey, How about we play a game?
Marlin: All right.
Dory: Okay, I'm thinking of something orange, and small...
Marlin: It's me.
Dory: Right! [later] I'm thinking of something orange and small...
Marlin: It's me.
Dory: All right, Mr. Smarty-pants... [later still] It's orange and small, and white stripes...
Marlin: Me, and the next one's just a guess, me.
Dory: Okay, that's just scary.
Marlin: Wait, wait, wait. I have definitely seen this floating speck before. That means we've passed it before. And that means we're going circles. And that means we're not going straight!
Dory: Hey.
Marlin: We got to get to the surface. We'll figure it out up there. Let's go! Follow me! What?
Dory: Relax. Take a deep breath. Now, let's ask somebody for directions.
Marlin: Oh, fine. Who do you want to ask, the speck? There's nobody here!
Dory: Well, there has to be someone. It's the ocean silly We're not the only two in here Let's see. Okay, no one there. Uh, nope. Nada. [Gasps] There's somebody. Hey! Excuse…
Marlin: Dory, Dory! Okay, it's my turn. I'm thinking of something dark and mysterious. It’s a fish we don’t know.

[after Marlin and Dory got sucked inside the whale]
Dory: [swims upside down] C'mon! You gotta try this!
Marlin: Will you just stop it?!
Dory: Why? What's wrong?
Marlin: We're in a whale, don't you get it?!
Dory: A whale?
Marlin: A whale! Because you asked for help, and now we're stuck here!
Dory: [looks around her] Wow. A whale. You know, I speak whale-
Marlin: No, you're insane! You can't speak whale! I have to get out! [bumps into the whale's baleen] I have to find my son! [bumps again] I have to tell him... [bumps repeatedly], old, sea, turtles, are!
Dory: Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoooo! Hey you okay? There, there. It's all right. It'll be okay.
Marlin: No. No, I won't.
Dory: Sure will.

Marlin: All by themselves?
Crush: Yeah.
Marlin: But, but, dude. How do you know when they're ready?
Crush: Well, you never really know, you know, but when they know, you'll know, ya know?

Dory: Have you seen an orange fish swim by? It looks just like them. [points at Nemo]
Nemo: But bigger!
Crab: Yeah, I saw him, Bluey. But I'm not telling you where he went, and there's no way you're gonna make me!
[Dory turns angry, she holds the crab out of water for the seagulls to see]
Seagull: Mine.
Crab: [shrieks] All right! I'll talk, I'll talk! He went to the fishing grounds!
Seagulls: Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine!
[Dory pulls him back in the water]

[hundreds of seagulls surround Nigel, Marlin and Dory]
Seagull: Mine.
Nigel: [quiet and controlled] Okay. Don't make any sudden moves. Hop inside my mouth, if you want to live.
Marlin: "Hop in your mouth," huh? And how does that make me live?
Seagull: Mine?
Nigel: Because I can take you to your son.
Marlin: Yeah, right.
Nigel: No. I know your son. He's small and orange, he has a gimpy fin on one side.
Marlin: That's Nemo!
[the seagulls suddenly attack]

[after Nigel sadly leaves from helping him trying to get Nemo from the dentist]
Dory: Hey.
Marlin: Dory, if it wasn't for you, I never would have even made it here. So thank you. [starts to swim sadly]
Dory: Hey, wait a minute. [swims in front of him] Wait. Where are you going?
Marlin: It's over, Dory. We were too late. Nemo's gone. And I'm going home now. [starts to swim]
Dory: No. No, you can't. [stutters] S-Stop! [Marlin stops swimming] Please don't go away. Please? No one's ever stuck with me for so long before. And if you leave... if you leave... I just, I remember things better with you. I do, look. P. Sherman, forty-two... forty-two... I remember it, I do. It's there, I know it is, because when I look at you, I can feel it. And-and I look at you, and I... and I'm home. Please... I don't want that to go away. I don't want to forget.
Marlin: I'm sorry, Dory. But I do. [sadly swims away]

Marlin: It's almost there! Keep swimming!

About Finding Nemo Edit

  • By far the biggest challenge was getting the water right. Water has always been a Holy Grail for CG animators because it’s not a fixed medium, it’s constantly shifting and changing.
  • Way back during the first beginnings of Toy Story, believe it or not. I was at an aquarium, and I was new to computer graphics, and I remember just looking at the underwater environment and thinking we could mimic this exactly in computer graphics.
So that was on the back burner of my brain all through Toy Story and A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2. I kept thinking about what story I'd want to tell in an underwater setting, and I remembered this dentist's office that I went to as a kid. It had a tank in the lobby, and I used to think about whether those fish wanted to go home, and what it must be like to be in this tacky little tank with a treasure chest, and a scuba diver. All those kind of things.

Cast Edit

Exploring the Reef Edit

Dialogue Edit

[In live-action, the camera views the ocean]
Man: [first lines; voiceover] The ocean. From above, a simple blanket of water.
[The camera then fades into underwater, where dozens of colorful fish swim in the reef]
Man: But below, a complex world full of color, life and wonder. This is the coral reef, a timeless thing of beauty for all to enjoy. And yet, mankind's actions have destroyed over ¼ of the world's reefs.
[The camera cuts to Jean-Michel Cousteau, who's on a boat]
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Please join me as we explore the fragile beauty of nature's underwater world. I'll be your guide and host. I'm Jean-Michel Cousteau.

[The camera pans past coral as Dory, an animated regal blue tang fish, swims by and gazes at the camera]
Jean-Michel: Coral, growing only a few centimeters a year, has taken 1,000,000 years to build the limestone skeleton of the reef.
[Dory appears again, then swims off to the left]
Jean-Michel: And though, located in nutrient-poor waters, the coral has learned to thrive. But it hasn't done alone. It has…
[Dory pops up again. She looks at the camera, then swims off to the right]
Jean-Michel: It… It has developed an amazing relationship with algae, a tiny plant that lives inside its body. This connection is deli…
[Dory appears from the bottom of the camera. Jean-Michel clears his throat, and she swims down]
Jean-Michel: (Now, where was I? Oh, yeah.) This connection is delicate, and the introduction of additional nutrients can upset this balance, leaving the reef at risk.
[Dory appears again from the right side of the camera, but sideways. Jean-Michel clears his throat again]
Jean-Michel: Little fish, I'm trying to make a documentary film.
Dory: A film? A film? I've always wanted to be in a film!
Jean-Michel: I was just explaining the delicate balance between the coral and the algae living within its body.
Dory: Oh, come on. [chuckles] "Algae living inside the coral's body!" Come on! That's creepy.
Jean-Michel: No, it isn't.
Dory: Yes, it is.
Jean-Michel: Isn't, isn't.
Dory: Is, is.
Jean-Michel: Isn't!
Dory: Whatever.
Jean-Michel: No, it's not "whatever", it's true.
Dory: Then how do you know? Are you a coral?
Jean-Michel: (Actually,) I'm Jean-Michel Cousteau.
[As the fanfare plays, Dory looks around in confusion]
Jean-Michel: And I've studied the ocean all my life.
Dory: [French accent] Well, I'm Dory. [normal voice] And I practically live in the ocean.
Jean-Michel: Good for you. But now, I must continue to make my film. So long, Dory.
Dory: [as an angled slide line wipes her out of view] Hey!

[The camera shows an anemone]
Jean-Michel: Anemones also share a delicate connection with their inhabitants, the clown fish, who live…
[Two animated clown fishes, Marlin and his son, Nemo, pop out of the anemone]
Marlin: "Clown fish?" Did somebody say "clown fish"?
Jean-Michel: Ugh! What now?
[Dory appears]
Dory: Carlin, Burrito, this is, uh… Sorry. What's your name again?
Jean-Michel: I'm Jean-Michel Cousteau.
[Dory nods. The fanfare plays again as Dory, Marlin and Nemo look around]
Jean-Michel: [speaks French] (Translation: Stop the music!)
[The fanfare stops]
Jean-Michel: I'm trying to talk about anemones.
Dory: That's perfect, because this here is Mr. Anemone.
Marlin: Well, I don't know about that.
Nemo: [circling around his father] Yeah, Dad, you know everything about anema-nema-nem-nem…
Dory: Come on!
Marlin: Well, alright. Anemones are really like snails, except… No, no, snails is not… No. Oh! They're like a bed of stinging hair. Yes, a large bed of… No. (That's not it.) Oh! Imagine if spaghetti could talk.
[Dory looks embarrassed. Nemo grins sheepishly]
Jean-Michel: That's enough!
[Another slide line from the bottom wipes the trio away]

Jean-Michel: Even the lovely Spanish Dancer depended on…
Marlin: [popping out of nowhere] Did someone say "dancing"?
[He swims over to the Spanish Dancer, and dances as disco music plays. Dory dances with Nemo]
Marlin: Clear the reef. Papa's back in town!
Nemo: [as Dory spins him like a top] Whoa!
Jean-Michel: Stop! Lemme talk. The ocean, where you live, evaporates to form clouds. The clouds produce snow. The snow melts. Feeding rivers, irrigation, drinking water, then down drains through the sewers, and all back to the sea. Everyone, everywhere, affects the ocean!
Dory: [voiceover] Wow! Amazing!
Jean-Michel: Finally! You're listening!
[Dory holds a conch shell to her ear]
Dory: Yeah, I can hear the ocean.
[Jean-Michel screams angrily and yells at her in French. Dory fumbles with the shell until she catches it, looking at Jean-Michel with an eyebrow raised. A cartoon image shows Jean-Michel in a diving suit shrugging with words reading, "Please Stand By"]

[The camera glides over the coral reef]
Marlin: [voiceover] Mr. Cousteau? Jean-Michel? Are you there?
Dory: [voiceover] Where'd he go?
Jean-Michel: [calm voice] I'm back. And I'm fine.
Marlin: Can we get you something? Do you want a glass of water?
Nemo: [voiceover] Dad, why is that coral white?
Marlin: Well, you know when you get sick, you turn a little pale? Well, that's what coral does. It turns white.
Nemo: What happened to it?
Jean-Michel: Well, as more humans use more energy, it creates more pollution. The resulting global warming increases the temperature of the ocean. When this happens, the coral can't survive.
Nemo: Will it be OK?
Jean-Michel: Well, Nemo, it won't be easy. People must live in better balance with nature. Conserving energy, recycling and reducing pollution. But if we do all of this, the ocean's temperature may lower, allowing the coral to flourish. In fact, tonight is one magic night of the year when healthy corals reproduce. There! It's happening!
[Dozens of corals release small eggs as Marlin, Dory and Nemo watch in amazement]
Dory: Ooh!
Marlin: Oh!
Dory: Ooh, look at that!
Marlin and Nemo: Whoa!
Dory: Amazing!
Marlin: Look at this!
Dory: ♪ Happy birthday, coral! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy, happy birthday! ♪

[A yellow coral spews more eggs]
Nemo: What's it doing?
[As Nemo watches, Marlin covers his face with his fin]
Nemo: [trying to watch] Dad!
Marlin: When you're a little older, son.

[On his boat, Jean-Michel rests his head in his hand in frustration]
Jean-Michel: Upstaged by fish. This would've never happened to Papa. Goodbye. I'm… Jean-Michel Cousteau.
[As the fanfare plays, Jean-Michel sighs]
Nemo: [last lines; voiceover] Keep exploring the reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau at

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Teaser Trailer Edit

[score from "Scent of a Woman" by Thomas Newman playing, Walt Disney Pictures, then Pixar Animation Studios logo. From the Academy-Award winning creators of Toy Story text. The scene starts with Marlin and Dory swimming then stops]
Dory: [scatting] Woo-hoo!
Marlin: All right, Dory, let's go over this one more time. We know your memory's not the best.
Dory: Yep. Can't remember diddly.
Marlin: I know.
Dory: Can't remember squat.
Marlin: That's right.
Dory: Diddly squat.
Marlin: Diddly squat. Now, uh, Dory, over here. Now, listen to me. We need to ask for directions.
Dory: Directions.
Marlin: But you gotta be low-key.
Dory: Low-key.
Marlin: 'Cause fish in this part of the reef, very skittish.
Dory: Skittish.
Marlin: All right. You got that?
Dory: Uh-huh.
Marlin: You're sure?
Dory: Yeah.
Marlin: You don't remember a word, do you?
Dory: No. Nothin' in my noggin.
Marlin: [sighs] Okay. Here's a brand-new idea. You stay right here, swim in a little circle, forget to yourself. I'll be right back. I'm gonna ask for directions.
[Marlin swims while Dory stays and Marlin checks on Dory, then continue swimming]
Marlin: [to himself] Must keep thinking happy thoughts, happy thoughts, happy thoughts...
[Marlin trying to find the fishes then he asks the school of moonfish]
Marlin: Excuse me.
Moonfish: Uh-huh.
Marlin: Uh, my friend and I need to get to the East Australian Current.
Moonfish: Oh, sure, the EAC. It's in that direction. What you wanna do is follow...
[The moonfish then was interrupted by Dory scarring them and the fishes as well]
Dory: That's so much fun. Poof.. they just Boof.. Oh.
[Walt Disney Pictures Presents]
Dory: [offscreen] I'm so... Did you wanna turn?
[A Pixar Animation Studios Film]
Marlin: [offscreen] Could a bigger fish swallow me?! [the film's title appears] I will voluntarily go on a hook!
[Coming only to Theaters Summer 2003]
Dory: [offscreen] Whoa, hey. Was it something I said?

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