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The story begins when two clownfish named Coral and Marlin give birth to 400 eggs. A barracuda appears from nowhere and kills Coral, along with almost all of the eggs -- except one. Marlin calls this last egg Nemo. Another morning. It is time to go to school. The whole class is with Mr. Ray, their teacher. Marlin is still worried that Nemo might get lost, so he goes after him all the way to the drop off. Nemo disobeys his father anyway and gets captured by scuba divers. Marlin tries to catch up with the boat but couldn't him. He then asks fish after fish, until he bumps into Dory, a blue regal tang. She cannot think for herself because she has a memory disorder. Along the way, they meet Bruce, Anchor and Chum, the sharks. Their pledge is that fish are friends, not food... until Marlin finds a mask and Dory bleeds. Bruce sniffs the blood and starts chasing the two little fish, realizing that they are food. As for Nemo, he ends up in a dentist's aquarium. He meets Bloat the pufferfish, Gurgle the royal gramma, Peach the starfish, Deb and Flo, the humbugs, Bubbles the yellow tang, and Jacques the cleaner shrimp. He is about to be a present for Darla, the dentist's niece. He then gets stuck, and a Moorish Idol named Gill appears. He tells Nemo that his fin is worse than Nemo's. Marlin and Dory get chased by an anglerfish after looking at a mask to see what it says ("P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Syndey"). Nemo is invited to the Tank Gang after swimming through the "ring of fire", and is now addressed as Sharkbait. Their goal is to escape from the tank. Meanwhile, Marlin and Dory are asking for directions on how to get to Sydney. They have to go past jellyfish, take a ride on the East Australian Current with sea turtles, and even get swallowed by a whale. The Tank Gang has to make the tank all filthy with algae so bad that the dentist must clean it. Darla arrives in the morning, and is about to receive Nemo as her present. In the end, Nemo is flushed down a drain and back to the ocean. He is now reunited with his father (but he meets Dory first), and learns that everyone must swim down to free themselves. Marlin tells Nemo that he met a sea turtle who was 150 years old. Even the little sea turtle, Squirt, becomes a student of Mr. Ray's class.


Character's name Voiced by MLP counterpart
Marlin Albert Brooks Shining Armor
Dory Ellen DeGeneres Pinkie Pie
Nemo Alexander Gould Spike
Coral Elizabeth Perkins Princess Cadance
Tad Jordy Ranft Scootaloo
Sheldon Erik Per Sullivan Apple Bloom
Pearl Erica Beck Sweetie Belle
Mr. Ray Bob Peterson Cheerilee
Bruce Barry Humphries Discord
Anchor Eric Bana Snips
Chum Bruce Spence Snails
Gill Willem Dafoe
Bloat Brad Garrett
Peach Allison Janney
Gurgle Austin Pendleton
Bubbles Stephen Root
Deb/Flo Vicki Lewis
Jacques Joe Ranft
School of Fish John Ratzenberger
Crush Andrew Stanton
Squirt Nicholas Bird
Nigel Geoffrey Rush
Dr. Sherman Bill Hunter
Darla Lulu Ebeling

In Other Languages

Language Title
Spanish Buscando a Nemo
French Trouver Nemo
Portuguese Procurando Nemo
Japanese ファインディング・ニモ
Chinese 海底總動員
Korean 니모를 찾아서
Thai นีโม...ปลาเล็ก หัวใจโต๊...โต

Production timeline

  • Early 1997: Pre-production of the film announced.
  • November 19, 2001: The film was slated for a 2003 release.
  • April 22, 2002: The voice actors for Marlin, Dory and Nemo were announced.
  • October 2, 2002: Finding Nemo was planned for a May release instead of in June.
  • November 1, 2002: Official release date announced. The short film "Knick Knack" was also to be attached.

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer USA September 17, 2002
Theatrical trailer #1 USA November 1, 2002
Original theatrical USA May 30, 2003
Re-issue in theaters Argentinan/Chilean August 15, 2003
DVD/VHS USA November 4, 2003
DVD Taiwan November 6, 2003
DVD Latin America December 1, 2003
DVD/VHS South Korea December 3, 2003
DVD Australia January 13, 2004
DVD UK February 27, 2004
DVD France May 12, 2004
DVD Japan June 18, 2004
DVD Argentinian/Chilean September 10, 2004
Blu-ray Disc teaser trailer Worldwide October 5, 2011
3D re-release teaser trailer Worldwide January 11, 2012
3D re-release trailer Worldwide May 21, 2012
3D re-release USA September 14, 2012
3D re-release Argentinian/Chilean October 21, 2012
Blu-ray Disc trailer Worldwide October 25, 2012
Blu-ray Disc Japan November 21, 2012
Blu-ray Disc USA December 4, 2012
Blu-ray Disc France April 24, 2013
Blu-ray Disc UK May 27, 2013
Blu-ray Disc South Korea June 12, 2013
Blu-ray Disc Argentinian/Chilean September 13, 2013
4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc USA September 10, 2019
Disney+ USA November 12, 2019

Advertised on:

  1. Monsters, Inc. (September 17, 2002)
  2. Spirited Away (April 15, 2003)
  3. Castle in the Sky (April 15, 2003)
  4. Kiki's Delivery Service (April 15, 2003)
  5. Treasure Planet (April 29, 2003)
  6. Atlantis: Milo's Return (May 20, 2003)

This film contained trailers for Brother Bear and Paramount's Rugrats Go Wild.

When Common Sense Media originally reviewed this film, it was given a 6+. However, the age rating was changed to 4+ in May 2007, then later to 5+.

Home video timeline

Main article: Home video timeline for Finding Nemo


Finding Nemo -- The Official Website

Finding Nemo DVD - Official Web Site

From Pixar:




Finding Nemo 3D Teaser


Finding Nemo 3D Trailer



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