Finding Nemo (2003)
September 14, 2022 8:56 AM - Subscribe

Nemo (Alexander Gould), an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin (Albert Brooks) and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.

Also starring the voices of Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Joe Ranft, Geoffrey Rush, Andrew Stanton, Elizabeth Perkins, Eric Bana, and John Ratzenberger.

Co-directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich.

99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Disney+, obviously. Also available for digital rental. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The Sydney seagulls all shouting "Mate! Mate! Mate!" was genius.
posted by SPrintF at 9:38 AM on September 14, 2022 [1 favorite]

They’re shouting “mine” though.
posted by wabbittwax at 7:00 PM on September 14, 2022 [3 favorites]

The response from the seagulls is equally priceless: “SHUT UP! YOU’RE RATS WITH WINGS!”
posted by zooropa at 8:38 PM on September 14, 2022

Lightfish scene at the end, post credits, FTW
posted by chavenet at 12:35 AM on September 15, 2022 [1 favorite]

They’re shouting “mine” though.

According to the film's director, you're right. Huh. I still insist, however, that Aussie seagulls shouting "Mate!" is funny, while shouting "Mine!" is not.
posted by SPrintF at 10:56 AM on September 17, 2022

I saw this years ago, and I did rather enjoy it (the vegetarian sharks were a hilarious send-up of self-help culture), but the main reason I was glad that I saw it was that it made it possible for me to have a great moment with my niece Peaches Swan when she was about six.

She had a clown fish, and then her older sister bought her a second, larger fish for her birthday. She was glad to get Fish No. 2, but she looked at it and said worriedly, "I wonder if he eats clown fish."

I said, "You'll just have to tell him, 'Fish are friends, not food!'" Peaches went off into a fit of the giggles and I enjoyed my (rare) moment as a Cool Aunt.
posted by orange swan at 4:00 PM on July 9, 2023

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