Kat & D
Finding Nemo. (2003). "That's a pretty big butt."
Join us this for this week's episode "Finding Nemo". We talk shark bait, international addresses, the sting of the jellyfish, gross children, broseph turts and why you never oh wait what... I forget. Does this movie have us riding the current or are we hoping to be flushed into a closed septic tank? Find out now!
Storyline : A clown fish named Marlin lives in the Great Barrier Reef and loses his son, Nemo, after he ventures into the open sea, despite his father's constant warnings about many of the ocean's dangers. Nemo is abducted by a boat and netted up and sent to a dentist's office in Sydney. While Marlin ventures off to try to retrieve Nemo, Marlin meets a fish named Dory, a blue tang suffering from short-term memory loss. The companions travel a great distance, encountering various dangerous sea creatures such as sharks, anglerfish and jellyfish, in order to rescue Nemo from the dentist's office, which is situated by Sydney Harbour. While the two are searching the ocean far and wide, Nemo and the other sea animals in the dentist's fish tank plot a way to return to the sea to live their lives free again
Directors: Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
Writers: Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, William Dafoe, Brad Garrett & Allison Janey
Awards: Oscar Winner : Best Animated Feature Film. Oscar Nominee : Best Original Screenplay, Best Score and Best Sound Editing.
Film Budget: $94,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $940,352,645
In true Pixar fashion there were no musical numbers but it did have a score that was apparently nominated for an academy award. Is it bad that we don't remember the score at all?
We had fun FINDING these fun facts for you.
Andrew Stanton pitched his idea and story to Pixar head John Lasseter in an hour-long session, using elaborate visual aids and character voices. At the end of it, an exhausted Stanton asked Lasseter what he thought, to which Lasseter replied, "You had me at 'fish.'"
This movie surpassed The Lion King (1994) to become the highest-grossing animated film at that time. The Lion King (1994) producer Don Hahn called director Andrew Stanton to congratulate him and said, "It's about time."
In order for it to sound like Nigel had Marlin and Dory in his mouth, voice actor Geoffrey Rush held onto his tongue as he said his lines.
There are up to 200 turtles in the background of the turtle drive sequence.
Deb's reflection/alter ego is Flo, as in "ebb" and "flow," like the tide.
Do us a favor and check out Finding Nemo assuming it has been at least five years since you've seen it. What do you REALLY think about it? Luckily you can find it right here.
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