Week 2: Finding Nemo (2003)

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This movie came out the year I graduated high school – yup, just told you all how old I am. I never saw it in theaters, but remember watching it about a year after it came out on “The Wonderful World of Disney”. That was my usual Sunday night ritual. I very much enjoy this movie, but find it somewhat disappointing that there are no earworm-type songs to get stuck in my head.

Plot Summary: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (www.imdb.com)

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Fun Fact: Among the toys in the waiting room are the jack-in-the-box and Buzz Lightyear and, on a shelf, the plane he used to “fly” in Toy Story (1995) and Pixar’s trademark ball from Luxo Jr. (1986). (www.imdb.com)

Favourite Character: Dory

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Favourite Song: Interestingly enough, not your typical Disney soundtrack. Other than Dory’s sing-songy “Just Keep Swimming”, there are no lyrics to any of the music in this movie.

Quotable Quotes:

You know, for a clownfish, he really isn’t that funny.

Fish are friends, not food.

Just keep swimming.

All drains lead to the ocean.

I look at you and I’m home.

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Final Thoughts: Just keep swimming. Keep moving towards your dreams, goals, that crazy idea you have in your mind. You’ll get there if you just keep moving in that direction.

3.5 Mickeys out of 5:

3 and a half mickeys

Next Week’s Movie: The Lion King

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