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Release Date: May 30, 2003

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Genre: Animated/Adventure/Comedy

Audience: All agesREVIEWER: Dr. Ted
Baehr FINDING NEMO is a whale
of a tale about a small
clownfish and his son that
catches the audience
immediately - hook, line and
sinker. It is a great fish
story that captures your
heart, your mind and your soul
and will hold viewers
breathless until the fantastic
"fin-ish."The movie starts
with Coral and Marlin, voiced
by Albert Brooks, lovingly
preparing their new anemone
home among the beautiful coral
reef off of Australia. Coral
asks why they need such a big
home, which is obvious when
they look lovingly at the 400
eggs about to hatch. Marlin
wants to name half of them
Marlin, and the other half
Coral. Coral wants to name
them Nemo, so Marlin agrees to
name one of them Nemo.
Suddenly, a barracuda appears.
Marlin and Coral try to fight
it off, but when Marlin wakes
up, it is only Marlin and one
little egg left, whom he names
Nemo (Alexander Gould).Marlin
says that he will never, ever
let anything happen to Little
Nemo, who, it turns out, has a
stunted fin. Sometime later,
when Marlin takes Nemo to
school, Nemo disobeys and
swims off to investigate a
boat, which the other little
fish mis-pronounce as "butt."
A diver appears and captures
Nemo. Suddenly, Marlin has
lost his son.Nemo gets taken
to a fish tank in the diver's
office. The diver is Doctor
Sherman in Sydney, Australia.
Nemo finds out from the other
fish that Dr. Sherman is going
to give him as a present to
his hyperactive niece, who
looks awfully scary with her
braces.Meanwhile, Marlin
determines to overcome his
fear of the deep and find
Nemo. He is helped by a fish
with a short term memory loss,
named Dory, voiced by
comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.
Together they outwit sharks,
pass through minefields, get
caught in the great Australian
current, get swallowed by a
whale, and finally end up in
Sydney - close to Marlin's
beloved Nemo. While Nemo tries
valiantly to escape, Marlin
tries to rescue him.Although
one can never predict what an
audience will do, FINDING NEMO
is a great movie and should
attract a very broad audience.
Pixar has hit one home run
after another with TOY STORY 1
and 2, A BUG'S LIFE, and
MONSTERS, INC. With FINDING
NEMO, they have hit the ball
out of the park!Every second
of FINDING NEMO is beautifully
animated, spectacularly
directed and written with such
heart and precision that the
script should become required
reading for any hopeful
scriptwriters. The story and
characters are also filled
with lots of family-friendly
humor.Best of all, the movie
is full of great moral values.
It is so pro-father and his
children that it could cause
the most hard-hearted father
to lighten up and cry. There
are no references to God, but
there are redemptive
allegories and a lot of "thank
goodnesses." There is a slight
off-color pronunciation of the
word "boat" by the little
fish, but it is very slight.
Also, there is a mild,
politically correct reference
with the shark saying, 'Fish
are friends, not food" at a
"Fish Eaters Anonymous"
meeting, but it is such a
funny takeoff of Alcoholics
Anonymous, that it's hard to
believe it would offend
anyone.FINDING NEMO is the
best Pixar movie ever. . . an
instant classic. See it on the
big screen! It's that
good.Please address your
comments to:Michael Eisner,
Chairman/CEOBuena Vista
Distribution Co.(Walt Disney
Pictures, Caravan, Hollywood,
Miramax, & Touchstone
Pictures)Dick Cook,
ChairmanWalt Disney
Pictures500 South Buena Vista
StreetBurbank, CA 91521Phone:
(818) 560-1000Website:
www.disney.com

Rating: G

Runtime: 101 minutes

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Content:

(BBB, C, L, V) Very strong moral worldview with particularly strong father elements and redemptive elements; the little fish pronounce the word "boat" as "butt" several times; barracuda kills mother and fish eggs off screen, frightening sea creatures such as sharks and barracuda, exciting escapes, frightening humans, and animated action violence; no sex; no nudity; and, nothing else objectionable.

GENRE: Animated/Adventure/Comedy

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Summary:

FINDING NEMO is a wonderful animated adventure about a small clownfish who goes in search of his son, who's been put into a fish tank by human beings. Every second of FINDING NEMO is beautifully animated, spectacularly directed and written with great heart and strong moral values.

Review:

FINDING NEMO is a whale of a tale about a small clownfish and his son that catches the audience immediately - hook, line and sinker. It is a great fish story that captures your heart, your mind and your soul and will hold viewers breathless until the fantastic "fin-ish."

The movie starts with Coral and Marlin, voiced by Albert Brooks, lovingly preparing their new anemone home among the beautiful coral reef off of Australia. Coral asks why they need such a big home, which is obvious when they look lovingly at the 400 eggs about to hatch. Marlin wants to name half of them Marlin, and the other half Coral. Coral wants to name them Nemo, so Marlin agrees to name one of them Nemo. Suddenly, a barracuda appears. Marlin and Coral try to fight it off, but when Marlin wakes up, it is only Marlin and one little egg left, whom he names Nemo (Alexander Gould).

Marlin says that he will never, ever let anything happen to Little Nemo, who, it turns out, has a stunted fin. Sometime later, when Marlin takes Nemo to school, Nemo disobeys and swims off to investigate a boat, which the other little fish mis-pronounce as "butt." A diver appears and captures Nemo. Suddenly, Marlin has lost his son.

Nemo gets taken to a fish tank in the diver's office. The diver is Doctor Sherman in Sydney, Australia. Nemo finds out from the other fish that Dr. Sherman is going to give him as a present to his hyperactive niece, who looks awfully scary with her braces.

Meanwhile, Marlin determines to overcome his fear of the deep and find Nemo. He is helped by a fish with a short term memory loss, named Dory, voiced by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. Together they outwit sharks, pass through minefields, get caught in the great Australian current, get swallowed by a whale, and finally end up in Sydney - close to Marlin's beloved Nemo. While Nemo tries valiantly to escape, Marlin tries to rescue him.

Although one can never predict what an audience will do, FINDING NEMO is a great movie and should attract a very broad audience. Pixar has hit one home run after another with TOY STORY 1 and 2, A BUG'S LIFE, and MONSTERS, INC. With FINDING NEMO, they have hit the ball out of the park!

Every second of FINDING NEMO is beautifully animated, spectacularly directed and written with such heart and precision that the script should become required reading for any hopeful scriptwriters. The story and characters are also filled with lots of family-friendly humor.

Best of all, the movie is full of great moral values. It is so pro-father and his children that it could cause the most hard-hearted father to lighten up and cry. There are no references to God, but there are redemptive allegories and a lot of "thank goodnesses." There is a slight off-color pronunciation of the word "boat" by the little fish, but it is very slight. Also, there is a mild, politically correct reference with the shark saying, 'Fish are friends, not food" at a "Fish Eaters Anonymous" meeting, but it is such a funny takeoff of Alcoholics Anonymous, that it's hard to believe it would offend anyone.

FINDING NEMO is the best Pixar movie ever. . . an instant classic. See it on the big screen! It's that good.

Please address your comments to:

Michael Eisner, Chairman/CEO

Buena Vista Distribution Co.

(Walt Disney Pictures, Caravan, Hollywood, Miramax, & Touchstone Pictures)

Dick Cook, Chairman

Walt Disney Pictures

500 South Buena Vista Street

Burbank, CA 91521

Phone: (818) 560-1000

Website: www.disney.com

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