“ Genre: Children's DVDs - Disney / Universal, suitable for all / Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich / Actors: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett ... / DVD released 2004-02-27 at Disney / Features of the DVD: PAL „
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I have seen this film many times now and it's by far my favourite. I am 20 and I still love this movie. It's a family film which everyone all ages will enjoy. By the end of the film you will all be quoting Dory's sayings. This is also a film you won't get bored of and can watch over and over again.
The film itself is about a a father (clown fish) who takes care of his son after the death of his mother. Unfortunately Nemo being a rebellious child doesn't listen to his father And gets taken away by humans. The whole story is based around the father travelling the oceans and meeting many funny characters on the way to find his son again. Is a good story line and has many funny fish in the film.
My favourite is Dory. Dory is a forgetful fish and I'm sure it's not just me who loves her. She creates problems for Marvin in this film but she's so adorable you just can't get rid of her. The second film coming out in 2015/2016 is called Finding Dory. I think this is going to be just as great as the first film and I'm really looking forward to it coming out.
You can also buy so many Nemo toys now as this film was such a success. So if your children love this film as much as me you can head on down to the Disney store and buy them a toy of their favourite character.
When this film came out in the cinemas my Grampy liked it so much he took me and my sisters individually to see it and still loved it each time he saw it.
Finding Nemo is about Marlyn, the not very funny clown fish and his slightly disabled son Nemo, who's 'lucky fin' was caused by an incident that killed all of his brothers and sisters and his mother to boot. As a result of this incident Marlyn become a very over protective father, promising to 'not let anything happen to Nemo.' On Nemo's fist day of school Marlyn's over protectiveness literally pushes Nemo away, to the point where Nemo, out of anger and stubbornness, touches the 'butt' but on return ends up getting captured by a human.
And so the great journey to find Nemo begins, along the way Marlyn meets Dory, the natural blue fish with short term memory loss. She literally forgets things almost instantly. Together they go to the 'Fish are friends' meeting with three sharks, where an incident leads Bruce the great white to give up his vows to not eat fish and goes after Dory and Marlyn, who respond with blowing up the submarine in which the meeting was held.
After this Marlyn and Dory just keep swimming deep into the ocean, where they encounter Big Teeth and find out their destination- P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. Which is also Dory's memory trigger. Once they escape Big teeth, they go and find a load of tuna who love to play Pictionary, who, after annoying Marlyn, point them in the right direction to P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. After which, they take on the Jellys and meet Crush- the 150 year old sea turtle that's still young, and his adorable son Squirt.
Meanwhile Nemo is having a little adventure of his own. Finding himself in a tropical fish tank belonging to a dentist , he meets Peach, the star fish, Jaque, the crab and Gill, the escape artist along with the various other members of Tankhood. Together they try to escape the tank to prevent Nemo from following the same fate as the other 'presents' given to Darla. Unfortunately their first attempt failed, but, after a confidence boost given by the Pelican who tells Nemo and his friends about Marlyn and his adventures trying to find Nemo, Nemo succeeds in his part of the escape plan.
Although i don't know much about graphics or things like that, one thing i do know is that there aren't really many other films out there that can make animated fish look so real, and portray such a lovely, heartfelt story that can be enjoyed by all ages. definately one of Disney Pixar's greats.
When finding nemo originally came out almost 10 years ago I was eager to watch it myself as I had heard great things about it even from adults enjoying the movie. I have to admit I cried immediately on the opening scene, as nemo's mum is tragically eaten by a shark and so are all of the children except one - nemo. This is quite heart wrenching but it goes on to become an up lifting movie.
I do think this scene is a bit distressing for young children. As I recently gave it to my 4 year old to watch, he kept asking all the way through about "but where's the mum gone?" I didnt have the heart to actually explain the mum had been eaten so just kept saying she must have nipped out!!
The tale is all about the dad Marlin on his quest to be reunited with his only son and only relative nemo, after he boldly swims away during school and ends up captured by a diver and ultimately placed into a fish tank in the dentists office in Australia!
It has many quirky characters, most notably Dory the blue fish with a friendly character but bad memory. Some may say dory is a little irritating and I would slightly agree but the chracters of nemo and his dad are truly heart warming.
I was glad to see my son enjoying this movie so much after I enjoyed it myself many years back, so its really proved value for money. At first viewing he was very scared, due to the shark scenes but then he became comfortable and really enjoyed it, and started to ask for nemo items so we got him a nemo plush toy which he became really attached to.
Disney always deliver with a great movie and this was no different. Colourful, exciting story for children, memorable characters, and a great picture well produced. - everything is delivered.
Nemo is a young clownfish who lives with his overprotective father as part of a coral reef communtiy. One fateful day Nemo is caught by a diver and taken to live in an aquarium at his dental practice. Distraught, his dad leaves the relative safety of his home reef and embarks on a long journey to find his son. Along the way he makes several friends but also encounters the numerous problems of being a little fish in a big world. The film follows Nemo and his dad as they both try to find each other again.
The characters are voiced by various actors and voice artists, including most notably, Ellen DeGeneres as the forgetful fish Dory. Other voices include that of Willem Dafoe, Geofferey Rush and Albert Brooks. Nemo was voiced by a young and relatively unknown actor, Alexander Gould, who has since starred in Weeds.
This is a film for the whole family, easily watchable for children and adults alike. The characters are easy to warm to and the story is very cleverly written and quite different from any other animation. It's both funny, but also emotional and touching. It's quite educational for children (I learnt from it too) and is definitely up there as one of the best animations I have seen. This collector's edition comes in a holographic cardboard sleeve and features extras including games, commentary, and a virtual aquarium.
The score for the movie was especially written by Thomas Newman. There is a LOT of music used during the film to capture the tension or feeling of a scene without the characters needing to say anything. The only actual song on the soundtrack, rather than piece of music (if you know what I mean) was Robbie Williams singing the classic 'Beyond the Sea'.
Released in: 2003
Running Time: 100 mins
Age Certificate: U
Available for (£14.15 Amazon- blimey that's held it's price!)
Pixar one of the greatest animation companies in the world, bring you the story of a father and his son in the Great barrier Reef off Australia.
The story begins with The father a clown fish called Marlin who loses his wife and all but one baby egg, which he brings up by himself in an a sea anemone being very protective. His son Nemo has his first day of school where he gets taken by humans, Marlin chases after them but he is not as quick as the boat. He asks for help from a passing fish called Dory, who has memory problems. they join forces to track down his son. An epic story begins with their journey across the barrier reef to Sydney, encountering Vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jelly fish and hungry seagulls.
This two disc collection comes with the main feature and a bonus disc.
The bonus disc includes these:
Making off, Exploring the reef, Review the Art of Nemo, Turn your TV into an aquarium, Short movie Knick Knack, Robbie Williams animated music video, Play Fisharades, Learning fun with Mr Rays encyclopedia, Behind the scenes tour, Story time fun for the young and more.
My personal opinion is that i love the pixar films and look forward to the next one, even the short films are great, awesome movie for children and big kids like me, cant wait for their next!
When Finding Nemo came out in the cinema a friend of mine booked me tickets and I was really not sure that I'd enjoy it. It had been a long time since I watched a Disney film and the last things I had seen in the cinema had been 'indier than thou' documentary style films. Finding Nemo wasn't my style and I hadn't even got my knitting with me to keep me entertained through the silent time. As soon as the film started however, I was hooked! Bright and colourful, lots going on, and an absolute work of art. The characters are well rounded and the story is enjoyable enough for adults to sit through.
A few years later and I had a busy one year old on my hands and was looking for dvds I could put on to keep her entertained. After all, it was a bit early to introduce the knitting. She absolutely adored Finding Nemo - the orange and blue contrasting colours, the sounds, the animals. Now my one year old is nearing four and I must have seen Finding Nemo many hundreds of times but my daughter still really enjoys it and I am more than happy to have it on in the background and will even sit and watch it with her too and even after all these watchings really enjoy it.
Finding nemo is certainly one of the Disney classics, I first saw it years ago but have only just got around to writing a review. It looked great on the adverts and was one of the only films that ive gone to see in the cinema, normally I just wait for the dvd release. It really was fantastic
The film itself is all about a baby clown fish and his dad, when the baby ( Nemo) is separated from his father then his dad begins a long and treacherous journey to try and find his son again. There is a whole host of characters in it, most of these are played by well known actors but a few voices by relatively unknown people.
The film as a whole is really funny but it also has tense moments with sharks and other underwater perils. You cant help but feel sorry for both marlin and nemo. Without joking this film actually made me go vegetarian, I couldn't stand the thought of eating another fish after seeing this film.
But anyway its a fantastic film with fantastic characters suitable for pretty much any age, it has fantastic lines and as well as being a comedy classic has fantastic animation and seems really realistic
5* and remember "Just keep swimming"
Finding Nemo ~ 2-Disc Collectors Edition ~
" Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to Marlin (Albert Brooks), his worrisome father, and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), 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?
Finding Nemo's breakthrough computer animation takes you into a whole new world with this undersea adventure about family, courage, and challenges.
Winner of the Best Animated Feature Film at the 2004 Oscars. "
Actors Voiced by: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney, Geoffrey Rush, Elizabeth Perkins, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana, Bill Hunter, Bruce Spence & John Ratzenberger
Director Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
Certificate Universal Suitable for All
Screen Widescreen 1.78:1 Anamorphic
Languages English ; Hebrew - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Subtitles English ; Hebrew
Duration 1 hour and 38 minutes (approx)
Take Pixars technical excellence and sharp wit and add it to traditional Disney type story and you get a wonderful family film.
A young clown fish (Nemo) gets captured by scuba divers and put into a tropical fish tank in a dentists surgery. His neurotic and over-protective father, Marlin, filled with despair and guilt at letting his son get captured resolves to leave the safety of the reef and track down and rescue his son. Picking up a truly scatter brained companion on the way, Dory, Marlin has a fast paced adventure on his determined travels. Meanwhile, the plucky little Nemo, with encouragement from the other aquarium fish, is equally determined to escape and return home.
There are numerous superb animal characters - the usual mix of goodies and baddies, funny bits, sad bits and the imagery is stunning. I wish I had seen this on a large cinema screen for an even better effect.
one of the best Pixar films. It is definitely aimed at a younger audience, but definitely the best of it's genre and will become a classic Disney film. Virtually faultless, no family home should be without a copy.
Finding Nemo is yet another collaboration between animations giants Disney and Pixar. Released in 2004 it was a big hit with children and adults alike.
Finding Nemo follows the journey of 2 people - Nemo himself and his Dad Marlin in an ocean full of other creatures, the good and the bad.
When Nemo was just a egg waiting to hatch his father had to go through the traumatic experience of losing his partner and most of the eggs... all except Nemo, who although he suffered some damage - which caused one of his fins to be smaller than the others survived the ordeal.
Unfortunately for Nemo, all this has left his dad over cautious and over protective - with many rules, and safety routines going on every day.
Eventually this leads to Nemo having a rebel moment and swimming out into open water only for him to be caught by a diver as gift for his niece. Kept in the divers personal tank at his daytime job as a dentist, Nemo only has so much time to escape before the dreaded niece turns up for her present.
In the meantime, Marlin embarks on an incredible journey through the ocean encountering sharks, sea turtles, fish and jelly fish. He's accompanied by Dory - who ironically has the memory of a goldfish. Together they strive to find out where Nemo has gone and get to him as fast as possible. The journey sees them both overcome their issues and fears.
Some of the best moments in the film include Dory forgetting Nemo's name, the meeting of Sharks in a sort of "Fishaholics anonymous" meeting - where understandably Marlin and Dory are nervous as the fish friend and Nemo's swearing in ceremony when he's in the tank environment.
There is probably very people in the world who haven't seen Finding Nemo at this point, since it was such a great success back in 2004, but if you haven't. I recommend you do. I don't want to give too much away!
The animation is fantastic, capturing the movements of fish, and the look of the ocean very well. Each creature has it's own way of moving and characteristics, as well as the body language that matches their personality.
There are a wide range of personalities in this movie and it's great to see some of the characters overcome their own issues as well as their circumstances.
Not only that but the sheer scale of things shown in a scene in amazing, right down to the smallest details.
I own this 2 Disc collectors edition and I'd say it's well worth buying.
Disc 1 includes: The movie in widescreen, commentary, deleted scenes and recording sessions, sneak a peek of the incredibles (which at the time hadn't been released) and you can turn your TV into an aquarium... how cool is that?!
Disc 2 includes: The Making of Finding Nemo, Art from the move which is narrated by the artists themselves, Mr. Rays encyclopaedia, story time for the young and of course there's the usual Pixar short included.
There's loads more extras on these two discs to watch and play with - and it's not much more expensive than the normal version anymore so I'd definitely recommend getting this one, especially for families you'll have loads of fun watching the extras together.
Finding Nemo is a great family film, both kids and adults will equally enjoy it. In terms of the Disney and Pixar collaboration it's right up there with Toy Story, it's also one of the most memorable releases by Disney in recent years.
Buy it and watch it.
I saw Finding Nemo at the cinema and absolutely loved it- it made me Laugh out loud SO many times, so when the DVD came out I just had to get it. I loved it so much I just got the 2 disc collectors edition! The packaging is great, holographic card cover with DVD plastic box and within are two beautiful colour discs..
The outside is spectacular but what about the inside? The first disc contains the awesome feature length movie packed full of laughs and not a single dull moment. The story follows of a young Clownfish, Nemo, that despises his overprotective dad, but a risk too far and he gets taken as pet, entering a dangerous world he never thought he would see. Nemo's loving dad must then find a way to rescue his son, using all the means he could get, with companion Dory (which he meets on the way) proving to be a valuable asset.
The whole story is just so moving and the love shared by father and son is something we can all relate to. I almost teared up at this film! Dory provided most of the laughs and his "whale talk" was the funniest!!!
Throughout the film, you just really notice the beauty of the ocean, the vibrant colours of the coral... it just captures you into this new world.. I was soo amazed at the beauty, it was sooo captivating.
The second disc has a range of features, from interviews to mini games like make your own aquarium! These funky features make this even more fun as you get to know the characters at a deeper level also.
I bought this quite a few years ago on ebay for just £6, so I'm sure you can find an even better deal today :D
Overall, the film is a must see. Pixar has proven that it won't disappoint, EVER. Finding Nemo is one of my favourite animations of all time, due to its message, the laughs and the beauty. For everyone and anyone who loves this movie or wants to watch it- THIS IS A MUST HAVE.
Deep under the Australian ocean lies a life waiting to be discovered. Amongst the colourful coral reef you see an array of fish living out their lives unaware by most who live in the seas above them.
This is certainly true for a couple of clown fish called Marlin and Nemo. Marlin is a over protective father as he had a terrible encounter while living on the reef while Nemo was just still an egg. This encounter left Nemo with a smaller fin that makes Marlin even more anxious and over protective but Marlin has to be brave when Nemo goes to school for the first time.
Nemo happily enjoys his first day until he encounters a couple of divers who spirit him away from the coral reef to Sydney. All Marlin can do is watch on in horror as his son is taken from him. He then must find the courage to leave the comforts of the walls he's lived in for years if he wants to rescue hs son.
Both of the clown fish go on a spectacular adventure across the ocean and encounter a range of fish life that lives under the Australian ocean.
This is the story that I've come to love and has quickly become my favourite Disney movie. It's a type of film that you can watch on a number of occasions and never tire of it. I love how Marlin has to overcome his shyness and fear of the ocean to save his son and the character development of Nemo is also done well by Disney.
There's also a good supporting cast. Dory, the lovable fish who constantly forgets things, has become a Disney classic character and will be one of those who lasts in history for years to come so kudos has to go to Ellen Degeneras for pulling off the humour so well.
The funny lines in this film is also something that makes this film appealing, there are a few lines which older audiences will appreciate and this has become common amongst more recent Disney/Pixar films.
There's also the setting, Disney have perfected water effects in CGI and there are scenes were it looks like actual water rather than just an animated sequence. The exterior animation of Sydney is also something that has been done well, after living in the city I was very happy to see how accurate it was and it actually made me miss the place.
At it's core though Finding Nemo is about a parent's love for their child and how by trusting people (or in this case fish) you can make friends in the most unlikeliest places. After all how many small fish would befriend three sharks at their equivalent of a AA meeting?
The DVD can be purchased at most good retailers at a resonable price. As it's been out a few years I've usually seen it sold at around £5 and there's a lot of extra content on the collector's edition such as interviews and animation processes which is interesting.
So find a place in your heart for these fish as once they're there they'll stay forever.
Released on DVD in 2004, Finding Nemo is a Pixar animation that attempts to do for fish what Bugs Life did for insects! With a cast that includes The West Wing's Alison Janney, William Dafoe, Ellen DeGeneres and, of course, the usual cameo from John Ratzenberger, the film is a visual delight to watch with plenty of side-jokes and humour aimed at both adults and kids alike!
After a tragic incident with a Barracuda sees Marlin (a clownfish) lose his wife and the majority of his offspring, he becomes over-protective of his remaining son, Nemo, and desperate to keep him safe from harm. So when Nemo is scooped up by a scuba diver and taken away, Marlin becomes determined to track down his only child and save him from a terrible fate.
Accompanying him on this fools quest is Dory, a Regal Tang with short-term memory loss, whom Marlin encounters whilst in pursuit of the diver and his boat. Soon the pair come across a cult of vegetarian sharks ("Fish are friends not food!"), surfer-dude turtles and a school of deadly jellyfish on their journey across the ocean, headed for Sydney, and find themselves earning something of a reputation amongst the creatures of the sea.
Meanwhile, Nemo is placed in a Dentist's fishtank and makes friends with the other inhabitants who become determined to help Nemo escape so he can be reunited with his father. But time is running out....because the dentist intends to give Nemo to his terrifying neice, Darla, who looks and behaves like a right little monster!
With just the right combination of emotion and humour, Finding Nemo is a true Pixar classic and seems on the surface to do everything right. If it lacks anything, it is some of the personality and charisma that the likes of Toy Story and Ice Age have always shared but then these are tough competitors to beat and it is a little unfair to make comparisons.
With lots of very visual and stunning set pieces, beautiful colouring and an engaging dstoryline that even the simplest of minds can grasp, this has rapidly become a favourite in my household with my 2 1/2 year old daughter. And it makes a nice change from watching Lazy Town again.....
With two discs combining lots of various extras, too many in fact to mention, this is a DVD that will quickly earn a place in any young child's collection and you will never get too tired of watching. Finding Nemo is nothing short of a sheer delight!
Finding Nemo is an animated story from the same creators of Toy Story and Monsters Inc. You instantly know it's suitable for the whole family to sit down and watch. (Rated U) There are many examples of humour in it and a lot is in their for the adults too! The film lasts for 96 minutes so a perfect time to keep small children engaged for. I have never known anyone to say they are bored with it and stop watching.
The story is based on, funnily enough, finding Nemo. Nemo is a clown fish and he gets lost..(won't tell you how!) and then it's up to his dad to find him. Go on an adventure with Marlin and Dory and encounter turtles,sharks and the odd dentist.Dentist I hear you cry! Watch it and see!
The animation, like you would expect, is sensational. I was very impressed with it and every time when we sit down to watch it, I notice something else.
5 stars I have rated it and, to be honest, I wish the scale could go up more! Make sure that, when you buy a copy of it that, you get the collector's edition as then you get a few hours of bonus material on another DVD. This will show you how it was made as well as activities for the kids. You can even turn your TV into a virtual aquarium! As a relatively old film now you can pick this DVD for a few pounds so grab a bargain and hours worth of fun for the family.
WARNING : I take no responsibility for amounts of times you'll hear yourself repeating certain phrases or songs from it. "Just keep swimming...just keep swimming"
I am a huge fan of animated movies, especially those that have been made in the last ten years and in finding nemo I believe pixar and Disney have come up with another classic like so many others. It was released in 2003 and is great fun and entertaining for adults and children alike. My son is only two years old and enjoyed sitting down and looking at the characters, but in a year or so will be able to appreciate if even more.
The story begins with Marlin and Coral who are clown fish and have just moved to a new place in the depths of the ocean. They are due to be new parents in a few days time and Coral in particular is very worried about things going wrong. Unfortunately a Barracuda shows up that threatens their eggs and Marlin tries to fight him off. After being knocked out he comes round to find that Coral and all but one of the eggs have gone. He names the egg Nemo which is a name that was close to Coral's heart.
So, Nemo is born and we follow him as he begins his life and eventually his first day at school. Marlin was very protective of his son for a variety of reasons but mainly because of what happened when he was just an egg and because his fin was not properly developed. Nemo did feel a bit smothered by his overprotective father and longed to discover about the open ocean. When Nemo joins some other students on a drop off Marlin is naturally worried as the ocean is a dangerous place outside the protected confines of the school and their home. On this trip Nemo wanders off with the other students and unfortunately gets captured by some divers on a boat.
The movie takes off from here as Marlin goes on a desperate adventure to try and find his son and meets some weird and wonderful characters on route and encounters some hazardous situations and some hilarous scenes. One of my favourite fish is Dory the blue fish that Marlin meets and has short term memory loss which makes for some interesting moments.
I thought this was another animated feature length movie that was great and the story was interesting enough to keep you watching and hopefully should keep the attention span of younger viewers watching. Well worth watching for the whole family's entertainment.
2003 saw Disney's magic brought us Finding Nemo, a brilliant tale about fish that wins me over for its characters as opposed to anything else. The plot itself is very good. It gives us an adventurous clownfish, Nemo, who gets captured by a diver who wants a present for his niece. Nemo's dad, Marlin, then sets off across the ocean to find his son.
Perhaps the two main characters, Nemo and Marlin don't have anything special about them. They are very much a generic Disney portrayal of a dad and his son. The fact that they are clownfish just means that the references are more towards marine life than that of humans. With the other characters, we get a bit of diversity and comedy. Marlin is accompanied by Dory, with short term memory loss, providing some hilarious moments as she becomes repetitive. Ellen DeGeneres voices Dory, and does a brilliant job.
There are also some well known voices where Nemo actually ends up, which is in a fish tank in a dentist's office, and the characters of the different fish and other tank dwellers that Nemo befriends are well interacted. In fact, the film has a number of good voices, such as Elizabeth Perkins, Geoffrey Rush, Allison Janney and Willem Dafoe. All voices used, whether they are famous or not, fit perfectly, and the effects these voices and characters have on the film is immense.
Disney are usually great at the characters anyway, but here it seems to be even better. You can add to this the various sea creatures that Marlin and Dory come across, such as a blue whale, angler fish and a whole bunch of jellyfish. The characteristics of these ocean dwellers are used to good effect within the confines of the plot, and as Marlin and Dory continue their trek through the deep, we get snippets of Nemo's attempts to integrate with the other fish in the tank and to try and find a way to escape.
All of this works brilliantly, to the point where the animation could be mediocre and the film would be great. The fact that Disney yet again give us some fantastic cartoon animation, often very clever, merely adds to the effects of it, making it one of the technically best Disney attempts I have ever seen. It's not necessarily my favourite Disney film, but some of the elements of it are completely brilliant, and you can't help but marvel at the way that some of the intricacies and movements of the fish are captured by the cartoonists and animators working on the film. Every flap of a fin, float of a tentacle or arc of a swish is captured brilliantly, be it clownfish, whale, turtle or anything else. There is even a school of fish that move around in formation to create different visual shapes, at the same time as conversing. It adds a little humour to the proceedings as well.
The fact that Nemo ends up in Sydney, Australia is also used to good effect, with not only some Australian humans coming into it with the dentist's office, but also some turtles (again brilliantly voiced) along with some seagulls who chant 'Mate' in an Aussie accent as opposed to the usual seagull noises we may be used to. Another point of the attention to detail that the film has.
I highly recommend this film. Disney have outdone the finesse elements here, with the animation of the sea creatures as good as I have seen them do. The intricacies and the characters in the film complement a great plot, and it's a great one to watch for adults and kids alike. Recommended!
A delightful undersea world unfolds in Pixar's animated adventure Finding Nemo. When his son Nemo is captured by a scuba diver, a nervous clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) sets off into the vast--and astonishingly detailed--ocean to find him. Along the way he hooks up with a scatterbrained blue tang fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), who's both a help and a hindrance, sometimes at the same time. Faced with sharks, deep-sea anglers, fields of poisonous jellyfish, sea turtles, pelicans and much more, Marlin rises above his neuroses in this wonderfully funny and thrilling ride--rarely do more than 10 minutes pass without a sequence appearing that's destined to become a theme-park attraction. Pixar continues its run of impeccable artistic and economic successes (Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc). Supporting voices here include Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush and Allison Janney. --Bret Fetzer