G | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.
In the scene where the silver fish are playing charades with Dory, one of the shapes is that of an old ship. The fish are whistling "Whale of a Tale", which was sung by Kirk Douglas in the beginning of the 1954 Disney movie, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). The submarine captain in that movie was named "Nemo".
Coral: Yes, Marlin. I... No, I see it. It's beautiful.
Marlin: So, Coral, when you said you wanted an ocean view, you didn't think you were going to get the whole ocean, did you? Huh?
Marlin: Oh, yeah. A fish can breathe out here. Did your man ...
The whole point of the movie is that young Nemo foolishly leaves the safety of the reef, by venturing out into the open ocean. However, this is exactly what all clownfish hatchlings do, to escape the many *dangers* of the reef; only once they've grown to the size of a button do the juveniles return, guided by the cacophony of a healthy reef's inhabitants.
During the end credits, Mike Wazowski (the one-eyed character from Monsters, Inc. (2001)) can be seen swimming across the screen while wearing scuba-diving equipment.
In the 3D re-release the old Disney logo is replaced with the new Disney logo and the Pixar logo that was used in the 3D version of Up (2009). These changes were also made in the 3D Blu-ray release (The regular Pixar logo is used in the 2012 DVD & 2D Blu-ray version).
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