DID YOU KNOW?
Finding Nemo swam into theaters sixteen years ago and became one of Pixar’s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies. It earned $871 million in the box office and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The story about the overprotective clownfish Marlin, his son Nemo, and the forgetful blue tang Dory resonated in the hearts of families everywhere. To commemorate this wonderful animated movie about the loving fish father, here are a few little-known facts about the film.
Finding Nemo was inspired by co-writer/director Andrew Santon's overprotective nature. Stanton was a relatively new father during the film’s development and found himself at odds with his proclivity to veer into an overprotective territory, much in the way viewers see Marlin combating his neuroses in raising his son Nemo. Stanton also revealed that he loved all things aquatic starting with his childhood fascination with his dentist’s fish tank, so he used this as a funnel for a deeply emotional story about the challenges of being a good father. Another obscure fact about the movie is that the first actor cast in the role of the high-strung Marlin was William H. Macy, not Albert Brooks. When Macy recorded his dialogue for an early screening of Finding Nemo, the producers ultimately felt that he lacked the warmth required for the role. Lastly, several organizations released "anti-flushing" public service announcements following Finding Nemo's release. While Gill’s proclamation that “all drains lead to the ocean” contains a grain of truth, the movie fails to acknowledge that a flushed fish is unlikely to survive a trip down the drain. Water treatment company JWC Environmental and Australia’s Marine Aquarium Council offered public warnings that flushing would prove fatal to any pet fish. So now that you've learned these few fun facts about Finding Nemo, here are other popular animated movies that you might enjoy watching.
#5Fathers and Daughters
This movie starring Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler and directed by Kevin Smith, tells us the story of a young and successful publicist that suddenly loses his job and starts to think that he has failed in his life. But truth is that he has everything he always dreamed of, like a great family and a great daughter and soon a marvelous girl.Movies
#10It’s a Wonderful Life