Excerpt: Ok, my Pixar list is now complete. It wasn’t until Finding Nemo came out on Blu-Ray that I’d seen every film that Pixar had to offer. Why did it take me nearly a decade to see what many consider to be the best Pixar film? I have no idea. Maybe part of it was stubbornness and the other part desire. Still, as I mentioned, it’s a thing of the past.
Excerpt: Marlin is a clown fish living in the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia. After having lost his wife and most of his kids in a barracuda attack, he’s extremely protective of his only surviving son, Nemo. Nemo and Marlin love each other, but Nemo has been frustrated by his father’s overprotectiveness. Unfortunately, when Nemo defies his father and sneaks off on his own, he’s caught by a diver.
Excerpt: The fact that kids may have forgotten everything about "Finding Nemo" makes it worth taking them to see it again. Throw in the 3D effect and a new "Toy Story" short and you have an enjoyable outing to the theater with the family even if you already own the movie on DVD.
Excerpt: It has been some time since I last saw Finding Nemo. So I jumped at the opportunity to cover and review Finding Nemo Collector's Edition on Blu-ray and DVD. The film itself is only part of the entertainment value in this three disc package. The bonus features are absolutely fantastic.
Conclusion: Although I consider Finding Nemo one of Pixar's lesser efforts, it still achieves a level of greatness that few other movies do. A film of this caliber is one worth owning and fortunately, this Blu-ray is easy to recommend. It loses some of the extras from the DVD (which you won't want to get rid of), but adds a solid 45 minutes of new content plus an additional dimension to the commentary, while most significantly treating the film to the most perfect picture and sound...
Excerpt: Finding Nemo: A Filmmakers’ Roundtable serves as a fantastic seventeen-minute look back into the development of the 2003 feature, featuring Ralph Eggleston (Production Designer), Andrew Stanton (Director), Bob Peterson (Screenwriter), Graham Walters (Producer), Lee Unkrich (Co-Director) and Oren Jacob (Technical Lead). “We all know nature’s a predatory world,” Stanton says, in describing the sudden death of Marlin’s wife, Coral, the set-up of the movie.
Finding Nemo 2D / 3D Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)
17 December 2012
Conclusion: This is one of my favorite Pixar movies and it works on several levels. It’s a movie that my young son can enjoy on a surface level, but it also offers some deeper meaning and lessons for older viewers. It’s also nice to see one of these animated movies where it’s the Dad trying to do the right thing by his child for a change. It’s a great movie and this 2D/3D Blu-ray set is just amazing across the board.
Excerpt: Remember Shark Tale ? A year after Finding Nemo , Dreamworks released a Will Smith-starring fish vehicle, and while the timelines show some developmental animation overlap, the market Dreamworks was after is obvious. We remember Nemo though, and celebrate it for the gem that it is. Shark Tale is relegated to the bottom of a trench. The comparison is apt, if only from a critical standpoint. What makes Nemo work and Tale collapse? Character.
Summary: Pixar has been amazing us for almost 20 years now. It’s a bit of a surprise that Finding Nemo has taken this long to get a high-definition release, but it’s finally here. Of course, it coincides with the new 3D version in theaters, and there is also a 3DBD available, but we were not given that version to review. Still, I’m not sure you’ll be missing anything at all with this version. It’s a very magical film with plenty for viewers of all ages. “It does things to ya.