Finding Nemo

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Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures on May 30, 2003. It tells the story of the overly protective clownfish Marlin, voiced by Albert Brooks, who along with a regal tang named Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, searches for his son Nemo, voiced by Alexander Gould. Along the way he learns to take risks and that his son is capable of taking care of himself.

Directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich. Story and Screenplay by Andrew Stanton.
There Are 3.7 Trillion Fish In The Ocean. They're Looking For One.


  • (To Dory, explaining why he doesn't want her around) I just can't afford any more delays and you're one of those fish that cause delays. Sometimes it's a good thing. There's a whole group of fish; they're.... delay fish.
  • (While Dory is weeping about the possibility of him not liking her) No, of course I like you. It's because I like you, I don't want to be with you. It's a complicated... emotion.
  • (To Nemo, when he's swum out to sea) Get back here! I said get back here, now!
  • If this is some kind of joke, it's not funny and I know funny! I'm a clownfish!!
  • (About Squirt) It's like he's trying to speak to me, I know it!
  • (When Gerald the pelican swallows him) No! I didn't come this far to be breakfast!
  • [Yelling to Dory, when they are being "swallowed" by the whale] No you can't, you think you can do these things but you can't, Nemo! [stops and gasps] (Marlin said the same to Nemo)
  • You know you're really cute, but I don't know what you're saying! Say the first thing again!
  • I'm dead. I'm dead, I'm dead, I'm dead, I'm dead, I'm dead. I died, I'm dead.
  • There, there, there. It's okay, Daddy's here, Daddy's got you. I promise I will never let anything happen to you... Nemo.
  • Don't tell me to calm down, Pony-Boy! (To Bob the Seahorse)
  • [in a sing-song voice] I'm gonna swim with you. I'm gonna be your best friend! [sees the angler fish] Good feeling's gone.
  • Alright, we're excited. First day of school, here we go! We're ready to learn and get some knowledge!
  • I don't want to go to school, 5 more minutes.
  • (to Nemo) No. It's not okay. You shouldn't be anywhere near here. Okay, I was right. You know what? Let's start school in a year or two.
  • Do you want this anemone to sting you?
  • (On the idea of meeting a shark) No, and I don't plan to.
  • (About Dory saying "little fella" to the whale) Dory, I'm a little fella. I don't think that's a little... fella.


  • Just keep swimming! (Introduced by Dory, a theme repeated throughout the film by Marlin, Nemo, a chorus of fish trapped in a trawling net near the end of the film and others. When Nemo is in the fish tank and is trying to be put in a bag for Darla by the dentist - no matter what obstacles you face in life, just keep swimming!)
  • Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do, we swim, swim. Ha ha ha ha hoo hoo I love to swi-im, when you WAAAAANT to swim you want to keep on...
  • I suffer from short-term memory loss. [Marlin: Short-term memory loss? (Dory nods) Marlin: I don't believe it] No, it's true! I forget things almost instantly. It runs in my family! Well I mean... at least... I think it does. Hum... Where are they? ... Can I help you?
  • That's a funny thing to promise. Well, you can't never let anything happen to him, then nothing would ever happen to him.
  • I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy. Come on, little Squishy. [stung by jellyfish] Ow! Bad Squishy, bad Squishy!
  • No. No, you can't... Stop! Please don't go away. Please? No one's ever stuck with me for so long before. And if you leave... if you leave... I just, I remember things better with you. I do, look. P. Sherman, 42... 42... I remember it, I do. It's there, I know it is, because when I look at you, I can feel it. And-and I look at you, and I... I'm home. [close to tears] Please... I don't want that to go away. I don't want to forget.
  • Hi, I'm Dory, and, well, I don't think I've ever eaten a fish.
  • [repeated line; to Marlin] There, there. It's all right. It'll be OK.
  • (To Marlin) Sure it'll be all right. You'll see.
  • Nothin' in m'noggin'. (from the trailer)
  • ...Are...Are you my conscience?
  • A boat! Hey, I've seen a boat, it passed by not too long ago! I-it went, um, this way! Yeah, it went this way! follow me!
  • (About to be scooped up by pelican) DUCK!! (Marlin: That's not a duck, that's a pelican!)
  • Give it up old man, you can't fight evolution, I was built for speed!
  • A game! AH! I love games! Pick me!
  • Something about tentacles, got it. On your marks get set GO!
  • Would you quit it? What, the ocean isn't big enough for you or something like that? Is there a problem buddy? Huh? Huh? Do ya, do ya, do ya? You wanna piece of me? Yeah, yeah! Ooh, I'm scared now! What?
  • [exasperated] I don't know where I am... I don't know what's going on. I think I lost somebody but I, I can't remember... and I can't remember...
  • (looking at ESCAPE sign) Es-ca-pe (Es-cah-pay) Hey, that's funny. It's spelled just like the word escape!
  • P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. [gasp] I remembered what it says! I usually forget things but I remembered it that time! P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. I remembered it again!
  • Hey, look, balloons. It is a party.

Dory's mistakes/alternative names for Nemo[edit]

  • (In special feature; Speaking to Marlin and Nemo) Carlin, Burrito.
  • (In a DVD interview) Well, we had to save little Pesto.

Dory's unconscious mutterings[edit]

  • …are you gonna eat that?…
  • …careful with that hammer…
  • …sea monkey has my money…
  • …yes, I'm a natural blue.…
(The remaining mutterings are outtakes from the DVD.)
  • …Klaus…Klaus, the piñata's drooping…
  • …no…E = m…and you know it as well as I do…
  • …you have a bad haircut, Alfie…
  • …who's there?… Banana who?
  • …uh, aren't you glad as a cake?


  • Dad, I don't hate you.
  • I love you, Dad.
  • Can you help me?
  • No I can't... I have a bad fin!
  • In an-emone-ne, anem-menem-anemone. Anemone.
  • (to Marlin) I can swim fine, Dad, OK?!

The sharks[edit]

  • Fish-Friendly Shark Pledge: I am a nice shark. Not a mindless eatin' machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends. Not food.
  • [Bruce has rediscovered his taste for blood—and fish.]
    Chum and Anchor: Intervention!
    Chum: Sorry about Bruce, mate.

Anchor: He's really a nice guy.

  • Bruce: Dory, are you oka... oh... [smiles] Oh, that's good!
  • Bruce: Now there's a father looking for his little boy. (acting as a baby clownfish) [whines] I never knew my father! [cries]
  • Bruce: He-e-e-e-e-e-ere's Brucie!
  • Bruce: (trying to catch Marlin and Dory) FOOOOOOD!!
  • Chum: I seem to have misplaced my...friend.


  • Hey-Hey! I found his dad.
  • Nemo?
  • That's it! Marlin! The little clownfish from the reef.
  • Would you just shut up?! You rats with wings.
  • I-I'm so sorry. Truly I am.
  • Fasten your seat belts!

Crush the Turtle[edit]

  • Oh, I saw the whole thing, dude! First, you were like, whoa! And then we were like, WHOA! And then you were like, whoa. [Marlin: What are you talking about?] You, Mini-Man! Takin' on the jellies. You got serious thrill issues, dude.
  • Oh, man. Hey, no hurling on the shell, dude, okay? Just waxed it.
  • It's awesome, Jellyman. Little dudes are just eggs, we leave 'em on the beach to hatch, and then — koo-koo ka-choo! — They find their way back to the Big Ol' Blue.
  • Grab shell, dude!
  • [while surfing the tide of the Eastern Australian Current] Righteous! Righteous!
  • You so totally rock, Squirt! Now give me some fin - "(high fives Squirt),"- noggin -"(bangs heads with Squirt)" - du-ude!
  • Dude, Mister Turtle is my father. Name's Crush.
  • [introducing Marlin and Squirt] Jellyman, offspring; offspring, Jellyman.
  • You never really know. But when they know, you'll know. You know?

P. Sherman, the Dentist[edit]

  • Barbara, I don't understand it. Here this thing has a lifetime guarantee, and it breaks! I had to clean the tank myself, take all the fish out, put 'em in bags, and... Where'd the fish go?


  • Peach: [yawns] Morning. [gasps] It's morning, everyone! Today's the day! The sun is shining, the tank is clean, and we are getting out of— [gasps] The tank is clean. [The camera zooms out to reveal a very clean tank.] THE TANK IS CLEAN!!!
  • Bubbles: Bubbles! My bubbles!
  • Gurgle: Curse you, Aqua-Scu-u-um!
  • Gill: All drains lead to the ocean.
  • Deb: [to Nemo about her reflection] Don't listen to anything my sister says. She's NUTS! (giggles)
  • Sheldon: I'm H2O intolerant. ACHOO!
  • Pearl: Awwww! You guys made me ink!
  • [Nemo has just made a daring approach to a boat.]
    • Kathy: Oh my Gosh! Nemo's swimming out to sea!
  • Tad: He touched the butt!
  • Tad: I'm obnoxious!
  • Seagulls: Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!
  • [The dentist has just rather painfully yanked out a tooth.]
  • The Dentist: Oh, well, that's one way to pull a tooth!
  • Gurgle: Don't you people realize that we are swimming in our own—
    • Peach: Shhh! He's coming!
  • [The fish have escaped from the tank.]
    • Peach: That's the shortest red light I've ever seen!!!
  • Bloat: Now what?
  • Bubbles, Gurgle & Bloat: [chanting ritualistically] Ha-ho-wa-hee-ha-ho-ho-ho, ha-ho-wa-hee-ha-ho-ho-ho...
  • Bubbles, Bloat & Gurgle: [in response to Gill's naming of Nemo] Sharkbait, HOO-HA-HA!
  • Gill: You got yourself in there, you can get yourself out.


Marlin: [to Nemo] You were about to swim into open water!
Nemo: No, I wasn't gonna go out there.
Marlin: It's just a good thing I was here. If I hadn't arrived in time, I wouldn't know what...
Pearl: Sir, he wasn't gonna go.
Tad: Yeah, he was too afraid!
Nemo: [turns to Tad] No, I wasn't!!
Marlin: This does not concern you, kids, and you're lucky I don't tell your parents you weren't out there. [to Nemo] You know you can't swim well.
Nemo: I can swim fine, Dad, okay?!
Marlin: No, it's not okay. You shouldn't be anywhere near here! Okay, I was right. You know what? Let's start school in a year or 2. [starts to take Nemo away]
Nemo: [jerks out of his grasp] No, Dad! Just because you're scared of the ocean—
Marlin: Clearly you're not ready and you're not coming back until you are. You think you can do these things, but you just can't, Nemo!
Nemo: I hate you. [Marlin is shocked at what Nemo just said]

Mr. Ray: Well, Nemo — all new explorers must answer a science question.
Nemo: [worried] Okay.
Mr. Ray: You live in what kind of home?
Nemo: [confidently] In an anemone-ne-anem-menem-anemone! [not so confidently] Anemone.
Mr. Ray: Okay, okay. Don't hurt yourself.

Bill: I had a tough time when my oldest went out on the drop off.
Marlin: They just gotta grow up some--the drop off?! They're going to the drop off?! What-what-what are-what are we, insane?! Why don't we just fry 'em up now and serve 'em with chips?! [swims away quickly]
Bob: Hey Marty, calm down.
Marlin: Don't tell me to calm down, Pony-Boy!
Bob: [pause] "Pony-Boy"?
Bill: Ya know, for a Clownfish, he really isn't that funny.
Ted: Pity.

Pearl: See this tentacle? It's actually shorter than all my other tentacles. But you can't really tell, especially when I twirl 'em like this.
Sheldon: I'm H2O intolerant. [sneezes, getting blown backwards]
Tad: I'm obnoxious!

Nemo: [sees a boat] What's that?
Tad: I know what that is! Oh! Oh! Sandy Plankton saw one, he calls-he said it was called a--a butt!
Pearl: Wow, that's a pretty big butt.

Gurgle: [frantic about the filthy aquarium] Don't you people realize we are swimming in our own-
Peach: Shh! Here he comes!

Marlin: Look! Already it's half empty.
Dory: Hmm. I'd say it's half full.
Marlin: Stop that! It's half empty!

Marlin: No, no, they took him away! I have to find the boat--
Dory: A boat? Hey, I've seen a boat!
Marlin: You did?
Dory: Yeah, it passed by not too long ago!
Marlin: A white one?
Dory: Hi. I'm Dory.
Marlin: Which way did it go?
Dory: It went, um... this way! It went this way! Follow me!
Marlin: Oh, thank you! Thank you so much!
Dory: No problem!
[A few seconds later, Dory starts zig-zagging in front of Marlin, trying to "outrun" him and glancing back]
Dory: Would you quit it?!
Marlin: What?
Dory: I'm trying to swim here! What, the ocean isn't big enough for you or something like that? Little problem, buddy? Huh, huh? Do ya, do ya, do ya? You wanna piece of me? Oh, yeah, yeah! Ooh, I'm scared now! "What?"
Marlin: Wait a minute!
Dory: Stop following me, okay?!
Marlin: What are you talking about?! You're showing me which way the boat went!
Dory: A boat? [happily] Hey, I've seen a boat! It passed by not too long ago. It, it went, um... this way! It went this way! Follow me!
Marlin: Wait a minute, wait a minute! What is going on?! You already told me which way the boat was going!
Dory: I did? Oh, no...
Marlin: If this is some kind of practical joke, it's not funny and I know funny! I'm a clownfish!
Dory: No, no, it's not, I know it's not. I'm so sorry. See, I suffer from short term memory loss.
Marlin: [incredulous] Short term memory loss? I don't believe this.
Dory: No, it's true! I forget things almost instantly, it runs in my family. Well, I mean, at least I think it does. Um... hmm. Where are they? [looks at Marlin for a few seconds] Can I help you?
Marlin: Something's wrong with you. Really. You're wasting my time. I have to find my son.

Marlin: How many stripes do I have?
Nemo: I'm fine.
Marlin: Answer the stripe question!
Nemo: 3.
Marlin: No! See? Something's wrong with you! [looking at his stripes] I have 1...! 2, 3. That's all I have?

Bruce: Fish are friends, not food.
Anchor: Except stinkin' dolphins!
Chum: Dolphins?! Yeah, they think they're so cute! [mimicking a dolphin] "Oh, look at me, I'm a flippy little dolphin, let me flip for you! Ain't I something?"

Marlin: No no no, he's my son. He was taken by these divers.
Dory: Oh, you poor fish...
Chum: Humans! Think they own everything.
Anchor: Probably American!

[Nemo appears to be floating lifeless in his bag, the Tank Gang see him for the first time in a few minutes.]
Bloat: [murmurs] He's dead.
Gill: [horrified] Sharkbait!
Darla: Yeah! Fishy, fishy, fishy!
Dentist: He-he-he-he-he, must've left your present in the car, sweetie. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Darla: Aw...
Dentist: I'll go and get it.
[Sharkbait looks over and winks at the other fish before playing dead again.]
Gill: Oh, he's still alive!
Peach: He's not dead.
Bloat: What's happening, why is he playing DEAD?
Gill: He's gonna get flushed down the toilet, he's gonna get outta here!
Deb: Yay!
Bloat: He's gonna get flushed!
Gurgle: What a smart little guy!
[He is actually being taken to the trash.]
Gill: What? Oh no, not the trash can!
Bubbles: Nemo, NO!
Nigel: (has Marlin and Dory in his mouth) Hey, hey. I found his dad!
Marlin: Where's Nemo, where is he?
Bloat: (pointing offscreen with rest of Tank Gang) Dentist! Dentist!
Gill: He's over there!
Marlin: What's a "dentist", what is that? (sees Dr. Sherman about to throw Nemo into the trash) Nigel, get in there!
Nigel: I can't go in there!
Marlin: Oh, yes you can! (grabs Nigel's tongue) CHARRRRGE!

[Marlin and Dory are swimming in the dark.]
Marlin: Dory, do you see anything?
Dory: Aaah! Something's got me!
Marlin: That was me, I'm sorry.
Dory: [gasp] Who's that?!
Marlin: Who could it be? It's me!
Dory: Are...? Are you my conscience?
Marlin: [pauses] Yes yes, I'm your conscience! We haven't spoken for a while. How are you?
Dory: Mm-hmm. Fine.
Marlin: Huh. Good. Now, Dory, I want you to tell me, do you see anything?
[A dim light gradually appears.]
Dory: I see, uh... I see a light.
Marlin: A light?
Dory: Yeah. Over there. Hey conscience, am I dead?
Marlin: Yeah, yeah, I see it too.
[They swim toward it, mesmerized.]
Dory: It's so... [Impressed and distracted] pretty...
Marlin: [also impressed and distracted] I'm feeling... happy. Which is a big deal... for me.
Dory: I want to touch it... [touches the light, which bobs quickly away]
Both: Ooh...
Marlin: Hey, come back. Come on back here. I'm gonna get you.
Dory: Come here.
Marlin: [singing] I'm gonna swim with you...
Dory: I'm gonna get you. I'm gonna get you.
Marlin: [singing] I'm gonna be your best friend... [The light is attached to a terrifying angler fish, which looms into view] Good feeling's gone.

Dory: Whoa. Nice trench. [echoing] Hello! Okay, let's go.
Marlin: No, no. Bad trench, bad trench. Come on, we're going to swim over this thing. [starts to swim over]
Dory: Whoa, whoa, partner. Little red flag going up. Something's telling me we should swim through it, not over it. [Marlin comes back]
Marlin: Are you looking at this thing? It's got death all over it!
Dory: I'm sorry. But I really, really, really think we should swim through.
Marlin: And I am really, really done talking about this! Over we go!
Dory: Come on, trust me on this.
Marlin: Trust you?
Dory: Yes, trust. It's what friends do.
Marlin: Look, something's shiny!
Dory: Where?
Marlin: Oh, it just swam over the trench! Come on, follow me.
Dory: Okay!

Dory: How about we play a game?
Marlin: All right.
Dory: Okay, I'm thinking of something orange, and it's small...
Marlin: It's me.
Dory: Right! [Later...] I'm thinking of something orange and small...
Marlin: It's me.
Dory: All right, Mr. Smartypants... [Even later... again...] It's orange and small, and white stripes...
Marlin: Me, and the next one - just a guess - me.
Dory: Okay, that's just scary.

Dory: [swimming upside down] C'mon! You gotta try this!
Marlin: Will you just stop it?!
Dory: Why? What's wrong?
Marlin: We're in a whale, don't you get it?!
Dory: A whale?
Marlin: A whale! Because you asked for help, and now we're stuck here!
Dory: [looking around her] Wow. A whale. You know, I speak whale--
Marlin: No, you're insane! You can't speak whale! I have to get out! [bumps into the whale's baleen] I have to find my son! [bumps again] I have to tell him... [keeps bumping] ...How... old... sea... turtles... are!

Dory: [the whale speaks to her] Okay, that one was a little tougher. He either said we should go to the back of the throat, or he wants a root beer float.
Marlin: Of course he wants us to go there! That's eating us! [rubs his tail on the whale's tongue] How do I taste, Moby? Do I taste good?! [to Dory] You tell him I'm not interested in being lunch!
Dory: Okay. He-e-e-e-—
Marlin: Stop talking to him! [the tongue suddenly goes vertical]
Both: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!
[Dory and Marlin grab onto the taste buds to prevent from falling into the throat.]
Marlin: What is going on?!
Dory: I'll check! Waaaaaaaaaat...?
Marlin: No, no more whale, you can't speak whale!
Dory: Yes, I can!
Marlin: No, you can't! You think you could do these things, but you can't, Nemo! [stops and gasps]
[The whale makes a sound.]
Dory: Okay! [lets go]
Marlin: Dory! [grabs her]
Dory: He says, "It's time to let go"! Everything's going to be all right!
Marlin: How do you know, how do you know something bad isn't gonna happen?!
Dory: I don't!

Gill: From this moment on, you shall now be known as... "Sharkbait".
Bloat, Gurgle, Bubbles: Sharkbait, hoo ha ha!
Gill: Welcome, Brother Sharkbait!
Bloat, Gurgle, Bubbles: Sharkbait, hoo ha ha!
Gill: Enough with the Sharkbait.
Gurgle: Sharkbait! Hoo... bap ba doo.

Marlin: But, but, dude. How do you know when they're ready (to go out into the real world)?
Crush: Well, you never really know you know, but when they know, you'll know, ya know?

[Darla is ready for the dentist]
Dentist: Alright, let's see those pearly whites.
Darla: I'm a piranha. They're the Amazon.
Dentist: And a piranha's a fish. Just like your present.
Darla: I get a fishy, fishy, fishy, fishy.
Dentist: [Picks up a playing dead Nemo] Oh no, poor little guy.
Bloat: He's dead.
Dentist: He he he, must've left your present in the car, sweetie. [chuckles] I'll go and get it.
Gill: He's still alive!
Bloat: What's happening, why is he playing dead?
Gill: He's gonna get flushed down the toilet. He's gonna get outta here.
Deb: Yay!!!
Bloat: He's gonna get flushed!
Gurgle: What a smart little guy. [Takes Nemo to the trash can]
Gill: Oh no, not the trash can!
Bubbles: Nemo, NO!
Nigel: [arrives with Marlin and Dory in his mouth] Hey, hey. I found his dad!
Marlin: Where's Nemo, where is he.
Bloat: Dentist! Dentist! [Pointing the Dentist off screen]
Gill: He's over there!
Marlin: What's a dentist, what is that!?
[The Dentist puts Nemo in the bin]
Marlin: Nigel, get in there.
Nigel: I can't go in there.
Marlin: Oh, yes you can. [Grabs Nigel's tongue] CHHHHAAAARRGGEEE!!!
[Marlin and Dory break in the office with Nigel]
Dentist: [Interrupted by Darla's scream] What the...?! Darla, sweetie, look out!!! [Nigel knocks over some trays] Steady, steady—
[The boy and his mother witness a terrifying scream]
Dentist: HOLD STILL, HOLD STILL, Easy easy!!!. HOLD STILL!!!, Go on, nobody's gonna hurt ya! [Nigel knocks the Dentist down and Nemo lands on a tray]
Marlin: [Witness Nemo's "death"] Nemo...
Dory: Oh my goodness...
Dentist: [Violently grabs Nigel and the two fishes including Marlin and Dory] GOTCHA!
Marlin: NEMO!!!
Nemo: [Waking up] Daddy...
Dentist: [pushes Nigel out window]. Out with ya! And stay out! [slams the door]
Nemo: Daddy?!
Darla: Fishy! Fishy! Wake up! Wake up!
Deb: Oh, no.
Gill: Quick, to the Top of Mount Wanna-hock-a-loogie!

[Marlin and Dory see a fish that they don't know.
Dory: Ooh, there's somebody. Hey. Excuse
Marlin: [stops Dory] Dory, Dory! Okay, now it's my turn. I'm thinking of something dark and mysterious. It's a fish we don't know. If we ask for directions, it could ingest us and spit out our bones!
Dory: What is it with men and asking for directions?
Marlin: Look, I don't wanna play the gender card right now. [looks at the fish] You want to play a card? Play the "Let's not die" card!
Dory: You want to get out of here, don't you?
Marlin: Of course I do!
Dory: Well, then. How are going to do that unless we give it a shot and hope for the best? Hmm? Hmm?
Marlin: Dory. But Dory, I really, really don't understand.
Dory: Come on, trust me on this. [Marlin stops, while he looks at the scars on Dory's side]
Marlin: [sighs] All right.
Dory: Excuse me! Whoo-hoo! Little fella? Hello! [to Marlin] Don't be rude, say hi.
Marlin: Heh, hello.
Dory: His son Bingo...
Marlin: Nemo.
Dory: ...Nemo was taken to, uh...
Marlin: Sydney.
Dory: ...Sydney. Yeah, and it's really, really important that we get there as fast as we can, so can you help us out? C'mon, little fella. C'mon! [claps her fins playfully]
Marlin: Dory, I'm a little fella. I don't think that's a little fella.
[The fish turns out to be a whale and makes a sound]
Dory: Oh, a big fella. Big... A whale... Okay, maybe he only speaks whale. [imitating the sound a whale makes] Mwo-o-o! We-e-e-e ne-e-e-e-d...
Marlin: Uhh, Dory?
Dory: ...To-o-o fi-i-nd hi-i-i-s so-o-o-o-n-n-n.
Marlin: What are you doing? What are you doing? Dory, are you sure you speak whale?
Dory: Ca-a-a-a-a-n you-u-u mmmmm-gi-i-i-i-ve us-s direction-n-n-n-n-n-s?
Marlin: Dory, Heaven knows what you're saying! [The whale swims off] See? He's flowing away.
Dory: Come ba-a-a-a-a-a-ck! O-o-o-o-h.
Marlin: He's not coming back. You offended him!
Dory: Maybe a different dialect. Mmmmoooooowaaaaah...
Marlin: Dory, this is not whale. You're speaking, like, upset stomach.
Dory: Maybe we should try Humpback.
Marlin: No, don't try Humpback! Your--
Dory: Woooooo! Woooooo!
Marlin: Okay, that actually sounds sick!
Dory: Maybe louder, huh? Raaaaaaah, raaaaaaah!!
Marlin: Don't do that!
Dory: Too much Orca. Didn't that sound a little Orca-ish?
Marlin: It doesn't sound like Orca! It sounds like nothing I've ever heard! [sighs] Oh, just as well. He might be hungry.
Dory: Don't worry. Whales don't eat clownfish. They eat krill.
[A school of terrified krill swims past as the whale looms into view behind them.]
Krill: Swim away!
Dory: Oh, look! Krill!
[Marlin and Dory turn around and see the whale.]
Marlin: Move, Dory, move!

[The Tank Gang is watching the dentist at work.]
Peach: (Muffled) We've got a live one!
Bloat: Can't hear you, Peach!
Peach: I said, "We've got a live one!".
Deb: What have we got?
Peach: Root canal, and by the looks of those x-rays, it's not going to be pretty.
[the dentist drills and the patient screams]
Bloat: Dam and clamper installed?
Peach: Yep.
Gurgle: What did he use to open?
Peach: A Gator-Glidden drill. He seems to be favoring that one lately.
Deb: [sighs] I can't see, Flo.
[The dentist drills and the patient screams.]
Peach: Now he's using the Schilder technique.
Bloat: Ooh, he's using a Hedstrom file.
Gurgle: That's not a Hedstrom file, that's a K-flex.
Bloat: It has a teardrop cross section, clearly it's a Hedstrom.
Gurgle: No, no, K-flex.
Bloat: Hedstrom.
Gurgle: K-FLEX!!
Bloat: HEDSTROM! '[inflates] Oomp. There I go. A little help over here?
Deb: [sighs] I'll go deflate him.

Dory: Have you seen an orange fish swim by? It looks just like him. [points at Nemo]
Nemo: But bigger!
Crab: Yeah, I saw him, Bluey. But I'm not telling you where he went, and there's no way you're gonna make me!
[Dory gives the crab an angry glare, then holds him out of water for the seagulls to see]
Seagull: Mine!
Crab: AAAH! All right! I'll talk, I'll talk! He went to the fishing grounds!
Seagulls: Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine!

[The whale departs after taking Marlin and Dory to Sydney]
Marlin: Tha-a-a-a-a-a-nk you-u-u-u, si-i-i-i-i-i-i-r-r-r!
Dory: Wow. Wish I could speak whale.

[Hundreds of seagulls are surrounding Marlin and Dory]
Seagull: Mine?
Nigel: [quiet and controlled] Okay. Don't make any sudden moves. Hop inside my mouth, if you want to live.
Marlin: "Hop in your mouth", huh, and how does... that make me live?!
Seagull: Why?
Nigel: Because I can take you to your son.
Marlin: Yeah, right.
Nigel: No. I know your son. He's small and orange, he has a gimpy fin on one side.
Marlin: [jumping up] That's Nemo!
[The seagulls suddenly attack]

Bloat: Nemo, newcomer of orange and white, you have been called forth to the top of Mount Wannahockaloogie to join with us, in the fraternal bonds... of tankhood.
Nemo: Huh?!
Peach: We want you in our club, kid.
Nemo: Really?
Bloat: are able to swim through... the Ring... of... Fire! [nothing happens] Turn on the Ring of Fire! The Ring of Fire!
[Jacques suddenly comes to attention.]
Jacques: Sorry!
Bloat: You said you could do this! [Bubbles explode out of the top of Wannahockaloogie Mountain.] The Ring of Fire!

Gill: Bloat! Ring of Fire! (heavy breathing) (wheel creaking) (explosion)
[Nemo pops out the bag]
Dentist: WHAT?! All the animals have gone mad! Oof!
Gurgle: Smack her in the head!
Bloat: Go, Gill! Go!
Darla: Fish in my hair!
Nemo: Uh, Gill!
Gill: Sharkbait, tell you dad... I said, hi. Go get 'em!
[Nemo is flushed down the sink and is gone]

[After Marlin leaves Dory, newly escaped Nemo comes across her.]
Nemo: Hey, what's the matter?
Dory: I don't know what's going on! I don't know where I am! I know I'm supposed to be looking for someone, but I just can't remember! Can't remember...
Nemo: Hey, it's okay. I'm looking for someone too. Maybe we could look together?
Dory: I'm Dory.
Nemo: I'm Nemo.
Dory: Nemo?! [long pause] ...That's a nice name.

Nemo: I wanna go home. Do you know where my dad is?
Peach: Honey, your dad's probably back at the pet store.
Nemo: Pet store?
Bloat: Yeah you know like, uh, I'm from Bob's Fish Mart.
Gurgle: Pet Palace.
Bubbles: Fish-O-Rama.
Deb: Mail order!
Peach: eBay.
Gurgle: So, which one is it?
Nemo: I'm from... the ocean.
Gurgle: Ahh, the ocean. The ocean! AAAH!!

[Dory remembers Nemo]
Dory: Aaaaah! [grabs Nemo by the cheeks and spins him around] Nemo, it's you! Aaaaaah! You're Nemo!
Nemo: [muffled] Yes! Yes! I'm Nemo!
Dory: Oh! You're Nemo! [gasps] You were dead! I saw you! And then I... here you are! I found you! You're not dead and your father— [gasps] Your father!
Nemo: My father, you know my father!? Where is he!?
Dory: This way! He went this way! Quick!

Nemo: Daddy?
Marlin: Oh, thank goodness.
Nemo: Dad, I don't hate you.
Marlin: No, no, no. I'm so sorry, Nemo. Hey, guess what?
Nemo: What?
Marlin: Sea turtles? I met one! And he was 150 years old.
Nemo: 150?
Marlin: Yep.
Nemo: 'Cause Sandy Plankton said they only live to be 100.
Marlin: Sandy Plankton? Do you think I would cross the entire ocean and not know as much as Sandy Plankton!? [Nemo laughs] He was 150, not 100! Who is this Sandy Plankton who knows everything?

Nemo: Love you, Dad.
Marlin: I love you too, son.
Nemo: Oh, Dad, you can let go now.
Marlin: Sorry! Now go have an adventure!

[Last lines; the Tank Gang escapes, albeit in tied plastic bags]
Gill: Come on, Peach!
Deb: Hurry!
Gill: You can do it!
Bloat: Yeah, that's it! You can do it!
Gurgle: Just a little further!
Peach: That's the shortest red light I've ever seen!
Bloat: Come on, Peach!
[Peach falls into the ocean]
All: Yay! We did it! Ha ha ha ha ha!
Deb: Phew!
[Long pause]
Bloat: Now what?!

Bloat: Oh, Darla.
Nemo: What, what's wrong with her?
Gurgle: She wouldn't stop shaking the bag.
Bloat: Poor Chuckles.

Gill: [At this point Nemo freaking out and get in filter means "stuck" to crying and will help.] Nobody touch him! Nobody touch him.
Nemo: Unh! Unh! Unh! Unh! Ah, can you help me?
Gill: No, you get yourself in there, you can go yourself out.
Deb: Ah, Gill...
Gill: I just wanna see him do it, OK?! [Nemo panics a little] Calm down, alternate wiggling your fins and your tail.
Nemo: I can't! I have a bad fin!
Gill: Never stopped me... [Nemo sees Gill's scarred fin] just think about what you need to do.
Nemo: Unh!

Dory: There, there. It's all right. It'll be OK.
Marlin: No. No, it won't.
Dory: Sure, it will. You'll see.
Marlin: No. I promised him I'd never let anything happen to him.
Dory: Huh. That's a funny thing to promise.
Marlin: What?
Dory: Well, you can't never let anything happen to him. Then, nothing would ever happen to him. [Marlin stares at her] Not much fun for little Harpo.

About Finding Nemo[edit]

  • Originally, I was going to bring all that stuff in as a series of flashbacks, by way of explanation as to why Marlon was the way he was. But the more I worked on it, the more irritating Marlon’s fussiness and over-protective nature became. It really started to become a problem.
Then someone said why don’t you move all that up to the front? Initially, I resisted but when I finally tried it, it worked very well. Once we’d established Marlon’s history we could get on with the main message of the film, y’know, that it’s a tough world out there and you have to be careful.
  • By far the biggest challenge was getting the water right. Water has always been a Holy Grail for CG animators because it’s not a fixed medium, it’s constantly shifting and changing.
For this film we had to learn how to portray the way that water breaks on the surface of the ocean, and how water would look inside a whale’s mouth. Those were the real money shots.
To get that right we researched a lot of ocean-set films and documentaries and then we broke the ocean down into its, like, constituent parts. But there were only a few of those shots.
But, for the most part we were shooting down in the deeps, in the void, where water works in different ways. And, again, we had to learn new techniques. For instance, to give the impression of the constant movement of currents, we let the characters drift slightly off the frame, so that they were constantly having to swim back into the centre of the screen. You don’t really notice that because you’re concentrating on the action. Then we added the constantly changing colours, the way that fish lose their definition and colour as they draw away from you, and the eternal drift of food and other particles
  • Andrew Stanton [1]
  • Way back during the first beginnings of Toy Story, believe it or not. I was at an aquarium, and I was new to computer graphics, and I remember just looking at the underwater environment and thinking we could mimic this exactly in computer graphics.
So that was on the back burner of my brain all through Toy Story and A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2. I kept thinking about what story I'd want to tell in an underwater setting, and I remembered this dentist's office that I went to as a kid. It had a tank in the lobby, and I used to think about whether those fish wanted to go home, and what it must be like to be in this tacky little tank with a treasure chest, and a scuba diver. All those kind of things.
  • Andrew Stanton [2]

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