Academy Award®-winning Best Animated Feature “Finding Nemo” returns to the big screen for the first time ever in thrilling Disney Digital 3D TM. In this stunning underwater adventure, with memorable characters, humor and heartfelt emotion, “Finding Nemo” follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould)––who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son––who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.
Do you remember seeing Finding Nemo in the theaters the first time around? I do. And I remember laughing and crying. I remember being utterly amazed at all that was happening on that big screen. Such a variety of characters, each with his or her unique personality; and such a great display of color and underwater beauty.
Finding Nemo has become a favorite of many. So much so, that Disney decided to make some major changes to The Living Seas pavilion in Epcot’s Future World, turning it into The Seas with Nemo and Friends. While I enjoyed this pavilion before, the updates make it so much more kid-friendly. Whether boarding the clamobiles for a journey through the movie, or watching the entertaining Turtle Talk with Crush, you are transported to an underwater adventure complete with the beloved characters from the movie.
I know that I’ll be looking forward to seeing Nemo, Marlin, Dory, and all the cast as they hit the big screen once again in 3D! The U.S. release date for the movie is September 14, 2012. Will you be there?
Here are a few interesting facts about Finding Nemo:
- “Finding Nemo” won the 2003 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature.
- The film won a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture–Musical or Comedy.
- At the time of its release, “Finding Nemo” was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all time.
- Ellen DeGeneres won an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.
- In 2008, The American Film Institute named “Finding Nemo” among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made.