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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Review of "Finding Nemo (DVD)"
Accidentally published tomorrow's review today so apologies for the 2 reviews in a day
I am a huge Disney fan and have most of the films on DVD. However one that I don't have for some reason is Finding Nemo. This was on Disney Movies a while ago and Harry and I settled down to watch it. I had seen it before but Harry hasnt. However, we recorded it and he has watched it many times since. This is a film only review.****ABOUT THE FILM ****
Finding Nemo was released in 2003 by Walt Disney Pictures Pixar Animation Studios. It was directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Graham Walters. The film is 100 minutes long, so not too long that children will get bored with it.Finding Nemo is classed as an animated comedy drama adventure film. It has sold over 400 million DVDs and is the best selling DVD of all time.
****CAST (VOICEOVERS)****Albert Brooks - Marlin
Ellen DeGeneres - Dory
Alexander Gould - Nemo
Willem Dafoe - Gill
Brad Garrett - Bloat
Allison Janney - Peach
Austin Pendleton - Gurgle
Stephen Root - Bubbles
Vicki Lewis - Deb
Joe Ranft - Jacques
Geoffrey Rush- Nigel
Andrew Stanton - Crush
Elizabeth Perkins - Coral
Clownfish, Marlin and his wife Coral, are looking forward to their baby fish being born and are looking after the eggs, when there is a shark attack. At the end of it only Marlin and one egg have survived. Knowing that Coral's favourite name was Nemo this is what he calls the egg.
Nemo is born with one fin smaller than the other, meaning he cannot swim as well as the other fish. This makes Marlin a little over protective and he does not like Nemo out of his sight.On a school day out, Nemo leaves the others and is caught by scuba divers. Marlin tries to save his son and meets Dory, a scatty, forgetful blue tang fish. On their search for Nemo they come across many dangers, including being swallowed by a whale.
Elsewhere Nemo has ended up in a fish tank in a dentists office and with the help of the other fish in the tank they plot to return him to the ocean.So does the film have a happy ending. Will Marlin and Dory escape unscathed and find Nemo or will the dangers of the sea become too much for them. Is Marlin about to lose his only son while Nemo tries to get back to the ocean?
****AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS ****The film really won too many awards to mention them all, but a few of them are:
Best Animated Feature - Academy Awards
Best animated film and best supporting actress - Saturn award
Movie of the year - AFI awards
I love all the Disney films, but I have to say that Finding Nemo is definitely one of my favourites, and one that I have now watched over and over. Not through choice as I'm sure every parent can relate to a child wanting to watch the same thing time and time again, but even having it on every 2 or 3 days I have not got bored of it.Nemo is instantly loveable and I felt myself want to protect him and look after him. You see him wanting to rebel against his fathers over protectiveness but at the same time he understands why his Dad is like this.
Marlin has his reasons for being like this and although he wants Nemo to live his life he is scared to let go. I admit to being very over protective with Harry and know at some point I am going to struggle with letting him do his own thing, and at some point he is going to rebel against me, so I can relate to this film as I am sure a lot of parents can.Dory was probably my favourite character. Ellen DeGeneres voiced the role to perfection with her tone of voice and comedy timing. While Nemo and Marlin are quite amusing at times, Dory is definitely the funniest part of the film.
The animation is brilliant and there are some beautiful scenes under the sea. It is for the most part a very bright and colourful film.This is a film for the whole family to enjoy and my older step children enjoyed it just as much as my 20 month old son, so it is one for all ages. If you have not saw this it is definitely one to put on your list for a lovely rainy afternoon.
****PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ****Disney DVDs are often expensive to buy and this is one of the cheaper ones. Finding Nemo can be bought on DVD for £6.99 or Blu ray for £9.89 from Amazon. I have also saw this occasionally in Asda for £5 or in offers like two Disney DVDS for £12.
Product Information : Finding Nemo (DVD)
Manufacturer's product descriptionFINDING 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!
DVD Region: DVD
Studio(s): WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO; WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINM
Release date: 27/02/2004
No of Discs: 1, 2
Catalogue No: D 881232, BED 888895
Barcode: 5017188812320, 5017188888950
Main Language: English
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
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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