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The Daily Movie Quote: Finding Nemo

Updated on August 27, 2010
Marlin and Dory in Finding Nemo
Marlin and Dory in Finding Nemo

[reciting] "I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am
to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends,
not food."
- Bruce, Finding Nemo (2003)

Walt Disney Pictures, Rated G, 100 minutes

Directed By: Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich


Albert Brooks - Marlin

Ellen DeGeneres - Dory

Alexander Gould - Nemo

Willem Dafoe - Gill

Brad Garrett - Bloat

Allison Janney - Peach

Domestic Box Office Gross:

Synopsis: Marlin, a Clown fish and a father, embarks on an oceanic
journey with Dory, a short term memory deprived blue tang fish, in an
effort to rescue his son Nemo. Their journey takes them through
jellyfish, vegetarian sharks and radical current surfing turtles,
while Nemo works with other dental office fish tank captives on a plan
to escape his glass prison.

Fact: Dory was specifically written for Ellen DeGeneres.

Trivia: The two main turtles are named after popular citrus sodas in
the U.S., Crush and Squirt and the purple and yellow germaphobe fish in the fish gang tank is never mentioned by name. His name is Gurgle.

Movie Mistake: In Australia, the diver down colors are blue with a
white stripe. The dentists boat is carrying the U.S. Diver down
colors, red with a white stripe which is geographically inaccurate.

My Take: What a great film! Finding Nemo, for me, showed the real
potential to make phenominal animated films with intricate story lines
and great characters. Finding Nemo was a Disney film that really
united child and adult audiences leaving both satisfied and

Yesterday's Daily Movie Quote: Back to the Future


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    • Skaditch profile image

      Skaditch 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      I can see that.

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      Laura Izett 7 years ago from The Great Northwest

      I haven't introduced this to my 3 yr old yet for fear I'd have to listen to Ellen's voice over and over. I love her as a comedian, but her voice in this show, and even the character, bugged me.

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      Skaditch 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      I was really how surprised how much I liked it. I initially took my son to a movie he could see and I ended up liking it more than him.

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      worldgrandeur 7 years ago from The Moon

      I always liked this movie.