A tale which follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish, the fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo, who are separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly but forgetful fish named Dory, the overly cautious Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic journey to rescue his son.
|Release Date||:||May 30, 2003|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Enterprises|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Craig Good|
|Writers||:||Bosco Ng, Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds, Ronnie del Carmen|
|Casts||:||Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Joe Ranft, Geoffrey Rush, John Ratzenberger, Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana, Elizabeth Perkins, Nicholas Bird, Bill Hunter, Bruce Spence, LuLu Ebeling, Jordan Ranft, Erica Beck, Erik Per Sullivan, Rove McManus, Carlos Alazraqui, Phil Proctor, Jim Ward, Laura Marano, Vanessa Marano, Daryl Sabara, Evan Sabara, Jess Harnell, Jan Rabson|
|Plot Keywords||:||predator, harbor, animation, seagull, underwater, pelican, fish tank, great barrier reef, dentist, jellyfish, diver, missing child, no opening credits, marina, aftercreditsstinger, duringcreditsstinger, short term memory loss, clownfish, father son reunion, seahorse, manta ray, impressionist, filth, pixar|
Those guys and girls at Disney/Pixar have done it again, they've created the perfect underwater world, full of fascinating Disney characters.
A truly enchanting story of a father (Marlon) who loses his son (Nemo), and with help of his new found friend (Dory) ventures out into the ocean to try to find him. On this epic voyage he gets to battle sharks, surf with some turtle dudes, dice with some jellyfish and survive an encounter in a whales stomach.
All the characters are vibrant with Disney charm, but my favourite is Dory, the comic relief, probably one of the funniest Disney characters ever written and superbly voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, pure genius.
All in all this is another success for Disney and Pixar, It brings out the child in all of us.
Solid family fun 8/10