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Finding Nemo (DVD)

FINDING NEMO, directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, follows Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks), an overprotective clown fish father, as he despera...

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published 10/10/2010 | AWildDog
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Pro Great Disney/Pixar movie, on par with Toy Story, Loads of Bonus Material
Cons Some people haven't seen it yet!
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"Finding Nemo (Collector's Edition, 2 DVDs) - Fintastic!"

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 the 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.

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  • Novabug published 26/01/2011
    Nice review. :)
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Product Information : Finding Nemo (DVD)

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FINDING NEMO, directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, follows Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks), an overprotective clown fish father, as he desperately searches the sea for his missing son, Nemo (Alexander Gould). 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 Sydney, 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.<BR>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 colourful 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!

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD


Release date: 27/02/2004

No of Discs: 1, 2

Catalogue No: D 881232, BED 888895

Barcode: 5017188812320, 5017188888950


Main Language: English

Technical Information

Animated: Animated

Dubbing Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English French Spanish

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0

Special Features: Audio Commentary, Behind The Scenes, Unseen Footage, Interviews

Professional Reviews

Review: A sparkling treasure trove of snappy comedy, lush visuals and breakneck action. (Entertainment Weekly, 2011-04-11)<br><br>A thing of beauty, hugely entertaining and way cool (Rolling Stone, 2011-04-11)<br><br>NEMO creates an awe-inducing sense of the infinite in its watery visuals (Sight and Sound, 2011-04-11)<br><br>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 (Variety, 2011-04-11)<br><br>


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