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

- Wow.

- Mmm.

- Wow.

- Mm-hmm.

- Wow.

- Yes, Marlin.

No, I see it. It's beautiful.

So, Coral, when you said you wanted an ocean view... you didn't think you'd get the whole ocean, did you?

Oh, yeah. A fish can breathe out here.

Did your man deliver, or did he deliver?

My man delivered. And it wasn't so easy.

Because a lot of other clownfish had their eyes on this place.

You better believe they did- every single one of them.

Mm-hmm. You did good.

And the neighborhood is awesome.

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

No, no. I do, I do. I really do like it.

But, Marlin, I know that the drop off is desirable... with the great schools and the 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, look, look.

They'll wake up, poke their little heads out... and they see a whale! Right by their bedroom window.

Shh. You'll wake the kids.

Oh, right, right.

Aw, look. They're dreaming.

We still have to name them.

You want to name all of them right now?

All right, we'll name

this half Marlin Junior,

and this half Coral Junior.

Okay, we're done.

I like Nemo.

Nemo. We'll name one Nemo...

but I'd like most of them

to be Marlin Junior.

Just think, in a couple of days,

we're going to be parents!


What if they don't like me?

Marlin. No, really.

There's over 400 eggs.

Odds are, one will like you.


You remember how we met?

I try not to.

Well, I remember.

Excuse me, miss...

can you check and see

if I have a hook in my lip?

- Marlin!

- You got a little closer

because it was wiggling.

Get away, get away!

Here he is. Cutie's here.

Where did everybody go?

Coral, get inside the house, Coral.

No, no, Coral, don't. They'll be fine.

Just get inside... You, right now.

No! Ow!


Ooh! Ooh!









There, 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, wake up! First day of school.

I don't want to go to school.

Five more minutes.

Not you, Dad, me.

Okay. Huh? Get up, get up.

It's time for school, time for school.

All right, I'm up.



First day of school!

Nemo, don't move.

You'll never get out of there yourself.

I'll do it.

You feel a break? No.

Sometimes you can't tell

'cause fluid rushes to the area.

- Are you woozy?

- No.

- How many stripes do I have?

- I'm fine.

- Answer the stripe question.

- Three.

No! See? 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.

Are you sure you want to

go to school this year?

There's no problem if you don't. You can wait 5 or 6 years.

Come on, Dad, it's time for school.

Forgot to brush. Oh.

Do you want this anemone to sting you?

Yes. Brush.

- Okay, I'm done.

- You missed a spot.

- Where?

- There.

Ha-ha! Right there. And here and here.

All right, we're excited.

The first day of school. Here we go.

We're ready to learn

to get some knowledge.

What's the one thing 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.

And then we go out... and back in.

And then one more time. Out and back in.

And sometimes, 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 highly doubt that.

Have you ever met a shark?

No, and I don't plan to.

How old are sea turtles?

I don't know.

Sandy Plankton from next door,

he says 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, okay?

Whoa! Hold on. Wait to cross.

Hold my fin.

Dad, you're not going to freak out...

like you did at the petting zoo, are you?

That snail was about to charge.

Hmm. I wonder where we're supposed to go.

Bye, Mom!

I'll pick you up after school.


Come on, you guys, stop it!

Give it back!

Come on, we'll try over there.

Excuse me, is this where we meet his teacher?

Well, look who's out of the anemone.

Yes. Shocking, I know.

Marty, right? Marlin.

- Bob.

- Ted.

Bill. Hey, you're a clownfish.

You're funny, right? Tell us a joke.

Yeah. Yeah.

Well, actually, that's a common misconception.

Clownfish are no funnier than any other fish.

Come on, clownie. Do something funny.

All right, I know one joke.

There's a mollusk, see?

And he walks up to a sea.

He doesn't walk up, he swims up.

Actually, the mollusk isn't moving.

He's in one place,

and then the sea cucumber...

Well, they... I'm mixed up.

There was a mollusk and a sea cucumber.

None of them were walking,

so forget that I...

Sheldon! Get out of

Mr. Johannsen's yard now!

- Whoa!

- All right, you kids!

Ooh, where'd you go?

Dad, can I go play, too? Can I?

I would feel better if you'd play

on the sponge beds.

That's where I would play.

What's wrong with his fin?

He looks funny.

Ow! Hey, what'd I do?

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Andrew Stanton

Andrew Ayers Stanton is an American animator, storyboard artist, film director, screenwriter, producer and voice actor based at Pixar, which he joined in 1990. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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