Finding Nemo stunned audiences in 2003 with incredibly realistic underwater images. 6 years later, the animation still holds up, and it has become a classic film that everyone knows. This is one of Pixar’s most well-known films, partly because it’s accessible to all ages and partly because it’s just a great movie.
Finding Nemo Trivia*
• In the dentist's office, there is a Buzz Lightyear action figure lying on the floor
• Boo's fish mobile from Monsters, Inc. is hanging in the dentist's office
• The boy in the dentist's waiting room is reading a "Mr. Incredible" comic book, a reference to the, at the time, upcoming Pixar film The Incredibles
• The Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story and Luigi, a car from the, at the time, upcoming Pixar film Cars, can be seen driving by the dentist's office
• According to the DVD, the names of the nine boats seen in the Sydney harbor are: Sea Monkey, Major Plot Point, Bow Movement, iBoat, Knottie Buoy, For the Birds, Pier Pressure, Skiff-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, and The Surly Mermaid
• The coloration of Gill's face simulates the characteristic lines around the mouth of voice actor Willem Dafoe
• The seagulls ("Mine, mine") were modeled after the penguins in the claymation Wallace and Gromit short Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
• Dory manages to refer to Nemo as Fabio, Elmo, Bingo, Chico, and Harpo
• The scene where the seagulls attack mimics several of the shots in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. The music that accompanies Darla's entry is a pastiche of 'Bernard Herrmann''s score for Hitchcock's Psycho
Bob Peterson who voices Dug in Up, also supplied the voices of Roz in Monsters, Inc. and Mr. Ray in Finding Nemo. He is also the do-director of Up, and a credited writer on Finding Nemo.
*All trivia is courtesy of IMDb
**Trivia written by James P.