Ellen Degeneres interviewed about voicing Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film written and directed by Andrew Stanton, released by Walt Disney Pictures, and the fifth film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It tells the story of the over-protective clownfish named Marlin (Albert Brooks) who, along with a regal tang named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), searches for his abducted son Nemo (Alexander Gould) all the way to Sydney Harbour. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and let Nemo take care of himself. It is Pixar’s first film to be released in cinemas in the northern hemisphere summer. The film was re-released for the first time in 3D on September 14, 2012, and it was released on Blu-ray on December 4, 2012. A sequel, Finding Dory, is currently in development, set to be released on November 25, 2015.

The film received universal critical acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated in three more categories including Best Original Screenplay. It was the second highest-grossing film of 2003, earning a total of $921 million worldwide. Finding Nemo is also the best-selling DVD of all time, with over 40 million copies sold as of 2006, and was the highest-grossing G-rated film of all time before Pixar’s own Toy Story 3 overtook it. It is also the 25th highest-grossing film of all time, as well as the 3rd highest-grossing animated film. In 2008, the American Film Institute named it the tenth greatest animated film ever made during their Top 10.

Finding Nemo
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Original theatrical release poster
Directed by Andrew Stanton
Produced by Graham Walters
Screenplay by Andrew Stanton
Bob Peterson
David Reynolds
Story by Andrew Stanton
Starring Alexander Gould
Ellen DeGeneres
Albert Brooks
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Sharon Calahan
Jeremy Lasky
Editing by David Ian Salter
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date(s)
  • May 30, 2003
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $94 million
Box office $921,743,261


  • Alexander Gould as Nemo, a juvenile clownfish, Marlin’s son
  • Albert Brooks as Marlin, a clownfish, Nemo’s father
  • Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, a Pacific regal blue tang
  • Willem Dafoe as Gill, a moorish idol
  • Brad Garrett as Bloat, a porcupine fish
  • Allison Janney as Peach, an Ochre starfish
  • Austin Pendleton as Gurgle, a royal gramma
  • Stephen Root as Bubbles, a yellow tang
  • Vicki Lewis as Deb (and her sister, “Flo”, Deb’s reflection), a four-striped damselfish
  • Joe Ranft as Jacques, a French-speaking Pacific cleaner shrimp
  • Geoffrey Rush as Nigel, an Australian pelican
  • John Ratzenberger as the school of moonfish
  • Andrew Stanton as Crush, a green sea turtle.
  • Bob Peterson as Mr. Ray, a spotted eagle ray, Nemo’s school teacher
  • Barry Humphries as Bruce, a great white shark
  • Eric Bana as Anchor, a hammerhead shark, Bruce’s sidekick
  • Bruce Spence as Chum, a mako shark, Bruce’s sidekick
  • Erik Per Sullivan as Sheldon, a juvenile seahorse
  • Bill Hunter as Dr. Philip Sherman, the dentist who captured Nemo on a SCUBA diving trip
  • Elizabeth Perkins as Coral, Marlin’s wife and Nemo’s mother
  • Rove McManus as a crab
  • Nicholas Bird as Squirt, a juvenile sea turtle, Crush’s son
  • Jordy Ranft as Tad, a juvenile yellow longnose butterflyfish
  • Erica Beck as Pearl, a juvenile flapjack octopus
  • LuLu Ebeling as Darla, Dr. Sherman’s niece, known as a “fish-killer”

From: en.wikipedia.org