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.
When Nigel is trying to rescue Marlin and Dory from the hungry seagulls, one of the boats on the harbor says "For The Birds" which is a reference to the Pixar short, For the Birds (2000).
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.
Through the closing credits, various characters interact briefly with the credits. At the end, the frightened little fish from the shark therapy group makes a final appearance in front of the angler fish.
The 4:3 version of the movie is not cropped as with most movies, but actually re-rendered with scenes rearranged to preserve composition.
$2,111,315 (Brazil) (4 July 2003)