Director: Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton
Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Genre: Feature Film Family
Studio: Walt Disney Home Video Release
date: 2003 Rated:
Summary: "Finding Nemo" is another delightful animated movie from Pixar Studios [released through Disney]. Other Pixar creations include "A Bug's Life", "Toy Story" and its sequel, and "Monsters Inc." Pixar is famous for its awesome digital animation, and "Finding Nemo" is its best work so far. If there is a flaw, it is simply that this tale is a bit less interesting to adults than Pixar's other movies. It seems specifically aimed at kids aged four to ten. Those who are not fans of Albert Brooks and/or Ellen DeGeneres will be less amused than those who are because it is their voices that carry the bulk of the film.Marlin [voiced by Brooks] is a clown fish who lives in the sea near the coast of Australia. When his wife produces something like two hundred eggs, Marlin is delighted. Catastrophe strikes, and Marlin loses his wife and all but one of the eggs. When the remaining clown fish is born, Marlin names him Nemo. Times passes, and Nemo becomes old enough to go to school. Disaster strikes again when the adventuresome Nemo gets too close to a boat and is caught in a diver's net. The little fish winds up in a fish tank in a Sydney dentist's office. Marlin, aided by an addled fish named Dory [voice of DeGeneres], goes on a quest to find Nemo. Meanwhile, Nemo is befriended by a motley assortment of fish in the tank who have their own escape plans. Adults may find the movie only mildly amusing. Kids will find it uproariously funny. And that's okay. There's nothing wrong with making a great movie for children.