Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film written and directed by Andrew Stanton, released by Walt Disney Pictures, and the fifth film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It tells the story of the overprotective clownfish named Marlin (Albert Brooks) who, along with a regal tang named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), searches for his abducted son Nemo (Alexander Gould) all the way to Sydney Harbour. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and let Nemo take care of himself.
It is Pixar's first film to be released in cinemas in the northern hemisphere summer. The film was re-released for the first time in 3D on September 14, 2012, and it was released on Blu-ray on December 4, 2012. A sequel, Finding Dory, is in development, set to be released on June 17, 2016.
The film received widespread critical acclaim, won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated in three more categories including Best Original Screenplay. It was the second highest-grossing film of 2003, earning a total of $936 million worldwide. Finding Nemo is the best-selling DVD of all time, with over 40 million copies sold as of 2006, and was the highest-grossing G-rated film of all time before Pixar's own Toy Story 3 overtook it. It is the 26th highest-grossing film of all time, as well as the 5th highest-grossing animated film. In 2008, the American Film Institute named it the 10th greatest animated film ever made as part of their 10 Top 10 lists.
Appearences in EDP projectsEdit
- AniMat's Reviews - Hotel Transylvania when discussing the characters, an image of Marlin from the Pixar movie appears on screen and is mentioned by AniMat when he criticizing Dracula for being a rip-off of Marlin, being an overprotective father and a deceased wife.
- Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios footage from it is shown throughout the episode. Most namingly, when he talks about it in part 2. In part 6, he awards Finding Nemo the #5 spot on his Top 10 best Pixar list.
- Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation
- Top 10 OTHER Disney Villains when discussing #8 on the list, Jeffery Katzenberg, he says that DreamWorks and Disney's animated films have a sense of familiarity, and gives us examples. One of those examples consists of the poster for Finding Nemo being shown on screen, alongside the poster for Shark Tale.
- Animation Lookback: Looney Tunes It appears twice throughout the episode. First, in the history lecture given on the timeline of Looney Tunes, a clip of Mr. Ray from the Pixar film saying, "Okay, okay, don't hurt yourself" is used in response to the clip of Porky Pig stuttering in 1935's I Haven't Got a Hat. The second time it was used was when discussing the second Honorable mention, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, where the latter was moved to November 2003 instead of summer that year due to tough competition with the Pixar film. In addition to being mentioned, footage from the film was also shown.
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