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Issue: Winter 2003

Finding Nemo (2003) movie review

Family Quest


When his son Nemo is captured, a timid clownfish searches for him.

This is an animated children's film that is beautiful to look at and plotted with the usual adventure encounters to amuse the family audience.

The mixture of humour and pathos works well here and the story is satisfying for the adult audience as well as for the children. It is better-timed than many adult pictures, our attention is caught and kept, and that is the aim of a good story.

Movie poster, Finding Nemo; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Finding Nemo; Festivale film review

71% of the Earth's surface is covered by water. That's a lot of space to find one fish.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 28 August 2003
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See also: Toy Story, Toy Story 2

Just the facts:

Title: Finding Nemo (2003)
Written by: Andrew Stanton (story) Andrew Stanton (screenplay) & Bob Peterson (screenplay) & David Reynolds (screenplay)
Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich (co-director)
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The Players: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexandre Gould, Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Elizabeth Perkins, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

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