Finding Nemo

2003 American computer-animated family film directed by Andrew Stanton

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures on May 30, 2003. It tells the story of the overly protective clownfish Marlin, voiced by Albert Brooks, who along with a regal tang named Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, searches for his 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.


Bruce: 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 flippy little dolphin, let me flip for you! Ain't I something?"

Marlin: Normally, they don't talk, sea cucumbers, but in a joke everyone talks. So, the sea mollusk says to the cucumber…
[sees the mask]
Nemo: Daddy!
Marlin: Nemo!
Chum: Nemo! Ha ha! 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 fishes...
Chum: Humans! Think they own everything.
Anchor: Probably American!
Bruce: Now, there is a father looking for his little boy.
Marlin: What do these markings mean?
Bruce: I never knew my father!
Anchor: Come on, group hug.
Chum: We're all still here mate.
Marlin: I can't read human.

Dory: 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 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!

Dory: 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.

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!

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 glares at the crab, then holds him out of water for the seagulls to see]
Seagull: Mine!
Crab: All right, all right! I'll talk, I'll talk! He went to the fishing grounds!
Seagulls: Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine!

[hundreds of seagulls surround 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]

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: Sorry!
Bloat: You said you could do this!
[bubbles explode out of the top of Wannahockaloogie Mountain]
Bloat: The Ring of Fire!

About Finding NemoEdit

  • 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.

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