New York Times - 05/30/2003
"...An upbeat, sentimental fable....The animation achieves an astonishing synergy of voice, computer-animated image and dialogue..."
USA Today - 05/30/2003
"The most gorgeous of all the Pixar films....NEMO treats family audiences to a sweet, resonant story and breathtaking visuals..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/30/2003
"...An engaging undersea story....[With] a level of smarter-than-the-room humor noticeably wacky and sophisticated for studio family fare..."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/06/2003
"You could trawl the seven seas and not net a funnier, more beautiful, and more original work of art and comedy than FINDING NEMO, the dazzling new computer-animated adventure..."
Rolling Stone - 06/26/2003
"...A thing of beauty, hugely entertaining and way cool..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/30/2003
"...FINDING NEMO has all the usual pleasures of the Pixar animation style....And it adds an unexpected beauty....There is something dreamlike about the visuals of FINDING NEMO..."
Variety - 05/26/2003
"?A buoyant adventure?.Notable first for its spectacularly colorful underwater setting, which gives the picture one of the most striking visual backdrops ever seen in an animated film?"
Box Office - 07/01/2003
"...When the fish surface, the water is pastel, reflective, as lovely or lovelier as anything that actually exists in nature..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/01/2003
"...A sparkling treasure trove of snappy comedy, lush visuals and breakneck action..."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2003
"...NEMO creates an awe-inducing sense of the infinite in its watery visuals..."
Co-helmed by WALL-E director Andrew Stanton, FINDING NEMO follows Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks), an overprotective clown fish father, as he desperately searches the farthest reaches of the sea for his missing son Nemo. Marlin's journey leads him beyond the Great Barrier Reef into deeper and darker waters, where he meets Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a forgetful yet optimistic blue tang, and a number of not-so-friendly--and often very hungry--aquatic creatures. Meanwhile, little Nemo finds himself in a dentist's fish tank in Syndey, Australia, along with other underwater captives, including Gill (Willem Dafoe), the group's scarred Moorish idol leader. As Nemo works with his new friends on a plan to escape their tank, Marlin and Dory swim closer, but they'll need more than just fins to get into the dentist's office.
This fifth computer-animated outing by Pixar continues the company's remarkable winning streak that began with TOY STORY. Like other Pixar films, FINDING NEMO features a story with heart--this time, a father-and-son tale--and thoroughly charming leads--in this case, Marlin, Nemo, and Dory. And, of course, there's an army of fascinating supporting characters, including Bruce (Barry Humphries), a great white shark on a no-fish diet; Crush (director/screenwriter Stanton), a surfer-dude sea turtle; Peach (Allison Janney), a stuck-to-the-aquarium starfish; and Nigel (Geoffrey Rush), a bold pelican. However, what truly distinguishes NEMO from even its CGI cousins is its stunning depiction of aquatic life, from the colorful creatures on a coral reef to a blue whale on the vast expanse of the open ocean. By combining the aesthetic of a National Geographic marine life documentary with clever jokes and Hitchcock references, NEMO succeeds in its bid to up the ante for animated films yet again. And be sure to watch the credits or you just might miss something!
Computer Animation |
Disney Film |
Family (General) |
Fathers And Sons |
Theatrical Release |