Monday, 16 January 2012

Finding Nemo Review (Updated)

Finding Nemo

Release Date: 28th August 2003 - Australia

Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures (presents)
Pixar Animation Studios

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Australia

Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: G

Runtime: 100 minutes

Budget: $94,000,000

Box Office Gross: $940,335,536

Plot Summary
Nemo, an adventurous young
clown-fish, is unexpectedly 
taken to a dentist's office
aquarium. It's up to Marlin
his worrisome father, and 
Dory, a friendly but forgetful
regal blue tang fish, to make
the epic journey to bring
Nemo home. Their adventure
brings them face-to-face with
vegetarian sharks, surfer dude
turtles, hypnotic jellyfish,
hungry seagulls and more.

Marlin discovers a bravery he
never knew, but will he be able
to find his son?.

Voice Cast
Albert Brooks - Marlin
Ellen DeGeneres - Dory
Alexander Gould - Nemo
Willem Dafoe - Gill
Brad Garrett - Bloat
Allison Janney - Peach
Austin Pendleton - Gurgle
Stephen Root - Bubbles
Vicki Lewis - Deb/Flo
Joe Ranft - Jacques
Geoffrey Rush - Nigel
John Ratzenberger - School of Moonfish
Andrew Stanton - Crush
Elizabeth Perkins - Coral
Nicholas Bird - Squirt
Barry Humphries - Bruce
Eric Bana - Anchor
Bruce Spence - Chum
Bill Hunter - Dentist
LuLu Ebeling - Darla

Story/Screenplay/Director -
Andrew Stanton
Supervising Editor/Co-Director -
Lee Unkrich
Screenplay - Bob Peterson &
David Reynolds
Story Supervisor - Ronnie Del Carmen
Executive Producer - John Lasseter
Producer - Graham Walters
Production Designer - Ralph Eggleston
Directors of Photography - Sharon
Calahan & Jeremy Lasky
Directing Animators - Alan Barillaro &
Mark A. Walsh
Film Editor - David Ian Salter
Music - Thomas Newman


2004 Academy Awards
Best Animated Feature - Andrew Stanton (Won)
Best Writing, Original Screenplay - Andrew Stanton,
Bob Peterson & David Reynolds (Nominated)
Best Music, Original Score - Thomas Newman (Nominated)
Best Sound Editing - Gary Rydstrom &
Michael Silvers (Nominated)

FINDING NEMO had great humour, but it has terrific character development and a story-line for an underwater feature like NEMO. The movie's voice acting was mostly done by well-known Australian actors such as Barry Humphries aka Dame Edna Everage, the now late Bill Hunter, Eric Bana and Geoffrey Rush. One thing I forgot to praise is Ellen DeGeneres' hilariously vocal performance as the forgetful blue tang known as Dory. FINDING NEMO is truly a near-breathtaking but great CGI film that is likely PIXAR's finest for young children and animation loving movie-goers.

Oh, did I forgot to mention that FINDING NEMO is now re-released on 3D which should be good for those who have and have not watched the 2D classic that they have enjoyed.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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