Paramount at the Movies Presents: Disney’s Finding Nemo [G]
Movies | 04/2/2019 | 11:00AM
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“Fish are friends, not food.” Take a trip with us to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef during the 2004 Oscar-winner for Best Animated Feature, Finding Nemo. When Nemo, a young clown fish, is taken from his home, his father, Marlin (Albert Brooks), and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly blue tang fish that suffers from memory loss, set off to find him. Journey across the ocean for the adventure of a lifetime and make plenty of underwater friends along the way.
Images: © Disney/Pixar
Did you know?
- Pixar’s characters are often planned years in advance. Nemo first appeared as a stuffed toy on a couch in Boo’s room in Monsters, Inc. (2001). This movie introduces the main characters of post-2003 Pixar films. A boy in the dentist’s office is reading a “Mr. Incredible” comic book, anticipating The Incredibles (2004). Luigi the car is driving by the dentist’s office, anticipating Cars (2006).
- Andrew Stanton pitched his idea and story to Pixar head John Lasseter in an hour-long session, using elaborate visual aids and character voices. At the end of it, an exhausted Stanton asked Lasseter what he thought, to which Lasseter replied, “You had me at ‘fish.'”
- The dentist’s diploma is from Pixar University School of Dentistry.
- This movie surpassed The Lion King (1994) to become the highest-grossing animated film at that time. The Lion King (1994) producer Don Hahn called director Andrew Stanton to congratulate him and said, “It’s about time.”
- Pixar developed a very realistic look of the surface water, but had to make it look more fake so people wouldn’t think it was real footage of the ocean surface.