Finding Nemo


Theatrical Release Date:May, 30, 2003
Estimated Budget:
$94 Million
U.S. Box Office Gross:$339 Million
Worldwide Box Office:
$864 Million

Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney & John Ratzenberger

Music by: Thomas Newman
Produced By:
Graham Walters
Original Story by: Andrew Stanton
Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson & David Reynolds
Directed by: Andrew Stanton


  • Andrew Stanton originally conceived the film with the opening scene broken into five segments and presented throughout the film as flashbacks. Once it was moved to the front of the film, Stanton felt that it made Marlin more empathetic.
  • Pixarian voice work include Andrew Stanton (Crush), Bob Peterson (Mr. Ray) and Joe Ranft (Jacques).
  • William H. Macy was the original voice of Marlin, but was replaced by Albert Brooks as Pixar wanted a lighter tone.
  • Intitial tests of the underwater world provide to be too real and Pixar was forced to go back and make it a bit more hyper realistic.
  • Bruce is named after the animatronic shark on Jaws, which Steven Spielberg nicknamed Bruce, after his lawyer.
  • Upon its release, Finding Nemo surpassed The Lion King as the highest grossing animated film of all time.
  • Finding Nemo received the Academy Award for Best Animated Film and was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category.
  • Empire magazine ranked Finding Nemo #413 on their list of the 500 Greatest Films of All Time.


    • Finding Nemo has inspired eight attractions at Disney theme parks.
      • Disney World – Turtle Talk with Crush and Epcot: The Sea with Nemo and Friends
      • Disney’s California Adventure – Turtle Talk with Crush
      • Disneyland – Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
      • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Finding Nemo: The Musical
      • Disneyland Paris – Crush’s Coaster
      • Hong Kong Disneyland – Turtle Talk with Crush
      • Tokyo DisneySea – Turtle Talk with Crush.