Finding Nemo

Synopsis: A clown fish named Marlin lives in the Great Barrier Reef loses his son, Nemo. After he ventures into the open sea, despite his father's constant warnings about many of the ocean's dangers. Nemo is abducted by a boat and netted up and sent to a dentist's office in Sydney. So, while Marlin ventures off to try to retrieve Nemo, Marlin meets a fish named Dory, a blue tang suffering from short-term memory loss. The companions travel a great distance, encountering various dangerous sea creatures such as sharks, anglerfish and jellyfish, in order to rescue Nemo from the dentist's office, which is situated by Sydney Harbor. While the two are doing this, Nemo and the other sea animals in the dentist's fish tank plot a way to return to Sydney Harbor to live their lives free again.
Director(s): Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich (co-director)
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 61 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Yes, Marlin. I see it. It's beautiful.

So, Coral, when you said

you wanted an ocean view,

you didn't think you were going

to get the whole ocean, did you?

A fish can breathe out here.

Did your man deliver or did he deliver?

- My man delivered.

- It wasn't so easy.

Other clownfish

had their eyes on this place.

You better believe they did.

Every single one of them.

You did good

and the neighbourhood is awesome.

- So you do like it, don't you?

- No, no, I really do like it.

But, Marlin, I know that the Drop Off is

desirable - great schools, amazing view -

but do we really need so much space?

Coral, honey, these are our kids we're

talking about. They deserve the best.

Look. They'll wake up, poke their

little heads out and see a whale

right by their bedroom window!

- You're going to wake the kids.

- Oh, right.


They're dreaming.

- We still have to name them.

- All of them? Right now?

All right. We'll name this half Marlin Jr

and this half Coral Jr.

- Okay, we're done.

- I like Nemo.


We'll name one Nemo,

but I'd like most of them to be Marlin Jr.

In a couple of days,

we're going to be parents!


What if they don't like me?

No, really.

There's over 400 eggs.

Odds are one of them is bound to like you.


- You remember how we met?

- I try not to.

Well, I remember.

Excuse me, miss. Can you see

if I have a hook in my lip?

You've got to look closer.

- Get away!

- Here he is. Cutie's here!

Where did everybody go?

Coral, get inside the house.

No, don't. They'll be fine. Just get inside.

You. Right now.



There, there.

It's okay. Daddy's here.

Daddy's got you.

I promise I will never let

anything happen to you...


- First day of school. Wake up!

- I don't want to go to school.

- Five more minutes.

- Not you, Dad. Me.

Get up! Time for school!

- All right, I'm up. It's time for school.

- Oh, boy!


- First day of school!

- Don't move.

You'll never get out of there yourself.

I'll do it.

- You feel a break?

- No.

Sometimes fluid is rushing to the area.

Any rushing fluids?

- No.

- How many stripes do I have?

- Answer the question.

- Three.

No! Something's wrong with you.

I have one, two...

Three. That's all I have?

You're okay. How's the lucky fin?

- Lucky.

- Let's see.

Sure you want to go to school this year?

- You can wait five or six years.

- Come on, Dad. It's time for school.

Forgot to brush.

Do you want this anemone to sting you?

- Yes.

- Brush.

- I'm done.

- You missed a spot.

- Where?

- There.

Right there. And here and here.

We're excited. First day of school.

Here we go.

We're ready to learn.

What do we have to remember

about the ocean?

- It's not safe.

- That's my boy.

First, we check to see that the coast

is clear. We go out and back in.

Then we go out and back in.

Then one more time. Out and back in.

- If you want to do it four times...

- Dad.

All right. Come on, boy.

Maybe while I'm at school,

I'll see a shark.

- I doubt that.

- Have you ever met a shark?

- No, and I don't plan to.

- How old are sea turtles?

Sea turtles? I don't know.

Sandy Plankton from next door said that

sea turtles live to be about 100 years old.

Sandy Plankton from next door said that

sea turtles live to be about 100 years old.

If I ever meet a sea turtle, I'll ask him -

after I'm done talking to the shark.

Hold on. Wait to cross.

Hold my fin.

You're not going to freak out

like you did at the petting zoo.

That snail was about to charge.

I wonder where we're supposed to go.

- Bye, Mom.

- I'll pick you up after school.

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Andrew Stanton

Andrew Stanton (born December 3, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and voice actor based at Pixar, which he joined in 1990. His film work includes writing and directing Pixar's A Bug's Life (1998) (as co-director), Finding Nemo (2003) and its sequel Finding Dory (2016), WALL-E (2008), and the live-action film, Disney's John Carter (2012). He also co-wrote all three Toy Story films and Monsters, Inc. (2001) Finding Nemo and WALL-E earned him two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature. He was also nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay, for Finding Nemo, WALL-E, and Toy Story (1995), and for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3 (2010). Stanton also directed the sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, which was released in June 2016, and two episodes of the series Stranger Things in 2017. more…

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