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Finding NemoMore than just a fish tale, ''Finding Nemo'' succeeds as an exhilarating underwater odyssey, thanks to magnificent animation (which shines even...Finding NemoAnimation, Kids and FamilyPT100MGMore than just a fish tale, ''Finding Nemo'' succeeds as an exhilarating underwater odyssey, thanks to magnificent animation (which shines even...2003-11-07Brad GarrettAlexander GouldBarry HumphriesAllison JanneyGeoffrey RushBrad Garrett, Alexander Gould, Barry Humphries, Allison Janney, Geoffrey RushPixar, Walt Disney Pictures

(Finding Nemo: PIXAR/Disney)

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Finding Nemo

Genre: Animation, Kids and Family; Starring: Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Garrett, Alexander Gould, Barry Humphries, Allison Janney, Geoffrey Rush; Director: Andrew Stanton; Author: Andrew Stanton; Release Date Wide: 05/30/2003; Runtime (in minutes): 100; MPAA Rating: G; Distributor: Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures

More than just a fish tale, ”Finding Nemo” succeeds as an exhilarating underwater odyssey, thanks to magnificent animation (which shines even more vividly on DVD than it did on the big screen), inspired vocal casting (who’d’ve thought the year’s No. 1 movie would star Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres?), and a message that hits home with kids and grown-ups alike (overprotective parents can unwittingly endanger their offspring).

EXTRAS Everyone but aspiring animators can skip most of ”Filmmakers’ World,” which chronicles the cartoon’s production in exhausting detail. The supplementary ”Family Fun” features also disappoint: The Fisharades game (in which viewers guess shapes formed by a school of silver fish) proves frustrating, and the read-aloud Storytime (about a day in the classroom of Nemo’s teacher) suffers from extreme abbreviation. Only the seven-minute quasi-doc ”Exploring the Reef” merits watching, as Brooks’ Marlin and DeGeneres’ Dory disrupt the educational attempts of host Jean-Michel Cousteau – ”Upstaged by fish?” Jacques’ son fumes. ”This would have never happened to Papa!” Movie: A Extras: B-

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