Finding Nemo


(out of 5)

A clown fish () loses his only son to a scuba diver and must travel across the entire ocean to find him. He teams up with a wisecracking blue fish () with a severe short-term memory problem who turns out to be more of a hindrance in his mission than any kind of help. While traversing the deep oceans of the world, however, Brooks discovers new passion for living and a sense of inner peace that he has never had before. The delightful adventure he goes on includes surfing turtles, vegetarian sharks, one-track minded seagulls and noble hearted pelicans. Meanwhile, Nemo is living in the aquarium of an Australian dentist and meeting some terrific characters in it. The animation is absolutely stunning and the two leads have a marvelous chemistry between them, but even with the assortment of characters common to these movies, the story is uneven and doesn’t sparkle the way A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2 did.   Less-than-great Pixar is still a better experience than, say, an excellent Dreamworks cartoon, so don’t avoid it; besides, is there anything funnier in the world than listening to DeGeneres try to talk like a whale?

Australia/USA, 2003

Directed by , Lee Unkrich

Story by Andrew Stanton, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, ,

Cinematography by ,

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 2012

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Academy Award
Best Animated Feature Film (Andrew Stanton)

Best Music (Original Score) (Thomas Newman)
Best Sound Editing (Gary Rydstrom, Michael Silvers)
Best Writing (Original Screenplay) (Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds; Original story by Andrew Stanton)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical

New York Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Animated Film

National Board Of Review Award
Best Animated Feature

British Academy Award Nomination
Best Screenplay – Original

European Film Award Nomination
Screen International Award

Toronto Film Critics Award
Best Animated Film

Chicago Film Critics Award Nominations
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress (Ellen DeGeneres)



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