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.
One musical theme that Thomas Newman composed for the score did not end up in the final film but still appeared in both one of the trailers and on one of the DVD menus.
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 "angler fish" that Marlin and Dory encounter has several characteristics that are not found in deep-sea angler fish. Deep-sea angler fish do not have photophores (the "lights" along the side of the body that are visible when you finally see the whole fish). Also, all deep-sea angler fish have very small eyes, and the fish in the movie has very large eyes (much like a marine hatchet fish). Plus, angler fish are usually found at 1000+ meters, way too deep for Marlin and Dory to survive.
At the beginning of the end credits, after the final scene, there's a dedication to the memory of character animator, Glenn McQueen, who died for melanoma in 2002.
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).
$2,111,315 (Brazil) (4 July 2003)
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