Finding Nemo - Wikiquote (2024)

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 a clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks), who along with a regal tang named Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), searching for his lost 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.


  • 1 Marlin
  • 2 Dory
  • 3 Gill
  • 4 P. Sherman
  • 5 Darla
  • 6 Nigel
  • 7 Sharks
    • 7.1 Bruce
    • 7.2 Anchor
    • 7.3 Chum
  • 8 Coral
  • 9 Dialogue
    • 9.1 Scene 1: New Parents
    • 9.2 Scene 5: The Drop Off and Fight
    • 9.3 Scene 6: Nemo Lost
  • 10 About Finding Nemo
  • 11 Cast
  • 12 Exploring the Reef
    • 12.1 Dialogue
    • 12.2 Cast
  • 13 Teaser Trailer
  • 14 See also
  • 15 External links



  • Oh, I'm so sorry. This is all my fault. It's my fault.
  • I gotta find my son, Nemo!



  • Twenty and thirty. Ready or not, here I come.



  • Nobody touch him. Nobody touch him.

P. Sherman


  • Leave it open, would you? I got to clean the fish tank before Darla gets here.



  • I'm a piranha. They are in the Amazon.
  • I get a fishy, fishy, fishy, fishy.
  • Your dad has been fighting the entire ocean, looking for you.
  • Alright, Gerald, what is it? Fish in the tongue?





  • Well. We'll see on next week.



  • Remember, fish are friends!



  • Keep up with the program, Dory.



  • Yes, Marlin. No, I see it. It's... beautiful.
  • My man delivered.
  • Because a lot of other clownfish had their eyes on this place.
  • Mm-hmm. You did good. And the neighborhood is awesome.
  • No, no, no. I do. I do. I really do like it. But Marlin, I know that the drop-off is desirable with the great schools and the amazing view and all that. But do we really need so much space?
  • Shhh... You're gonna wake the kids.
  • Aw, look. They're dreaming. We still have to name them.
  • I like Nemo.
  • Just think, in a couple of days, we're gonna be parents.
  • Marlin...
  • There's over four-hundred eggs. Odds are one of them is bound to like you.
  • What?
  • Well, I try not to.



Scene 1: New Parents


[first lines]
[Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar opening credits]
[The camera fades into a shot of the deep ocean. A vast empty blue void. Anything could be out there.]
Marlin: Wow.
Coral: Mm...
Marlin: Wow.
Coral: Mm-hmm...
[A pair of clownfish, Marlin and his mate Coral, look out from their tranquil anemone home on the Great Barrier Reef. It rests on the cliff face of the drop-off, where the shallow water falls steeply to the deep. Light dances over everything as it sways with the rhythm of the undercurrent.]
Marlin: Wow.
Coral: Yes, Marlin. No, I see it. It's... Beautiful.
Marlin: So, Coral, when you said you wanted an ocean view, you didn't think you were gonna get the whole ocean view, did you? Huh? [swims out of the anemone, before breathing deeply.] Oh, yeah. A fish can breathe out here! Did your man deliver? Or did he deliver?
[Coral rolls her eyes and smiles.]
Coral: My man delivered.
Marlin: And it wasn't so easy.
Coral: Because a lot of other clownfish had their eyes on this place...
Marlin: You better believe they did! Every single one of them.
Coral: Mm-hmm. You did good. And the neighborhood is awesome.
[Coral steers Marlin's focus back to the coral reef, where their neighbors, an array of multicolored marine life, happily go about their business amidst the exotic foliage that blankets the reef. Marlin soaks it in and turns to Coral, who seems concerned.]
Marlin: So you do like it, don't you?
Coral: No, no, no. I do. I do. I really do like it. [Leads him out to the edge.] But Marlin, I know that the drop-off is desirable with the great schools and the amazing view and all that. But do we really need so much space?
Marlin: Coral, honey, these are our kids we're talking about. They deserve the best. Look, look, look... [Swims into the anemone, before acting it out.] They'll wake up, poke their little heads out and they see a whale passing right by their bedroom window!
Coral: Shhh... You're gonna wake the kids.
Marlin: Oh right. Right.
[Marlin follows Coral down to a small grotto in the rock below. They peek in at a bed of fish eggs nestled within the rock. The nuclei of the eggs quiver at random]
Coral: Aw, look. They're dreaming.
[Marlin and Coral, soon to be parents, lovingly observe their babies from the entrance of the grotto.]
Coral: We still have to name them.
Marlin: You want to name all of them, right now? All right, we'll name, uh, this half Marlin Jr., and then this half Coral Jr. Okay, we're done. [Swims out of the grotto.]
Coral: [ignores Marlin] I like Nemo.
[Upon hearing what Coral just said, Marlin then swims back to the grotto.]
Marlin: Nemo? Well, we’ll name one Nemo, but I’d like most of them to be Marlin Jr.
Coral: Just think, in a couple of days, we're gonna be parents.
Marlin: Yeah... what if they don't like me?
[Coral, having heard this before, leaves the grotto and swims back to the anemone. Marlin also leaves the grotto.]
Coral: Marlin...
Marlin: No, really.
Coral: There's over four-hundred eggs. Odds are one of them is bound to like you.
[Coral goes inside the anemone, before settling on the anemone floor. She turns to find Marlin staring at her through the tendrils.]
Coral: What?
Marlin: You remember how we met?
Coral: Well, I try not to.
Marlin: Well, I remember.
[Marlin chases Coral around the inside of the anemone, threatening to kiss her.]
Marlin: Excuse me, miss, can you check and see if I have a hook in my lip?
Coral: [laughing] No, no! Get away! Marlin!
Marlin: Well, you gotta look a little closer because it's wigglin'.
Coral: Get away! Get away!
[Coral manages to swim outside of the anemone, but Marlin is right behind.]
Marlin: Here he is! Cutie's here!
[Marlin pokes out of the anemone and is startled to notice some rather unusual activity going on from outside the anemone. As a matter of fact, there seemed to be little activity at all. The whole neighborhood seemed eerily empty, except for one last fish finding shelter in one of the bits of coral, as if some strange force was coming after them.]
Marlin: Where did everybody go?
[Upon turning around, Marlin notices a motionless Coral, as well as a hungry barracuda. It is floating in the mirk, staring the two fish down. Marlin tries to whisper without moving.]
Marlin: Coral. Get inside the house, Coral.
[Marlin catches Coral glancing down at the eggs in the grotto]
Marlin: No. No, Coral. Don't. They'll be fine. Just get inside. You. Right now.
[Ignoring Marlin's order to hide, Coral swims down to the grotto to protect her eggs, as the barracuda charges against her.]
Marlin: No! Ow!
[Marlin swims down and attempts to save Coral, but instead collides with the barracuda ― its jaws snap ― he dodges and slams into it again ― the barracuda's tail smacks him hard against the rock wall. Marlin falls limp into the anemone as the camera quickly fades into darkness.]
Marlin: Coral! [looks at the empty grotto] Coral? Coral? [sees the grotto, then he tries to look for her] Coral? Coral? [swims out of the grotto, trying to look for her, noticing that Coral isn't there] Coral? [cries] No. [sees the egg] There, there, there. It's okay. Daddy's here. Daddy's got you. I promise I will never let anything happen to you, Nemo.
Nemo: First day of school. 1st day of school! Wake up, wake up! Come on, 1st day of school!
Marlin: I don't want to go to school. Five more minutes.

Scene 5: The Drop Off and Fight


Nemo: Hey, guys, wait up. Whoa.
Tad: Cool. Saved your life!
Pearl: [inks] Awww, you guys made me ink! [both laughing]
Nemo: What's that?
Tad: I know what that is. Sandy Plankton saw one. He called, he said it was called a butt!
Pearl: Oh, wow. That's a pretty big butt.
Sheldon: Oh, look at me. I'm gonna go touch the butt! [sneezes] Whoa! Oh, yeah? Let's see you get closer.
Pearl: Okay. Beat that!
Tad: Come on, Nemo. How far can you go?
Nemo: Oh, um, my dad says it's not safe.
Marlin: Nemo, no!
Nemo: Dad?
Marlin: You were about to swim into open water!
Nemo: No. I wasn't go out! But Dad...
Marlin: It's just a good thing I was here. If I hasn't shown up, I don't know...
Pearl: Sir, he wasn't gonna go!
Tad: Yeah, he was too afraid!
Nemo: No, I wasn't.
Marlin: This does not concern you, kids. And you're lucky I don't tell your parents you were out there. 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? We'll start school in a year or two. [does not starts to takes Nemo away for you]
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 and visibly hurt at what his son just said]
Mr. Ray: Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's... nothing to see. Gather, uh, over there. Excuse me, is there anything I can do? I am a scientist, sir. Is there any problem?
Marlin: You know, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt things. He isn't a good swimmer and I just think that it's a little too soon for him to be out here unsupervised.
Mr. Ray: Well, I can assure you, he's quite safe with me.
Marlin: Look, I'm sure he is, but you have a large class and he can get lost from sight if you're not looking. I'm not saying you're not looking...
Kathy: OH, MY GOSH!! NEMO'S SWIMMING OUT TO SEA!!! [Nemo swims out to touch the "butt". Marlin, Mr. Ray, Sheldon, Pearl and Tad notice this]
Mr. Ray: That's not good.
Marlin: [gasps] Nemo! What do you think you're doing?! [Nemo looks up at the "butt"] You're gonna get stuck out there, and I'm gonna have to get you before another fish does! Get back here. [Nemo swims up to the "butt"] I said, get back here, now! STOP!!! [Nemo stops and turns around to Marlin, upset] You take one more move, mister... [Nemo raises up his fin] D-Don't you dare! If you put 1 fin on that boat. Are you listening to me?! Don't touch the boa.. [Nemo touches the butt] NEMO!!!
Tad: [whispers] He touched the butt.
Marlin: You just paddle your little tail right back here, Nemo! That's right! You are in big trouble, young man. Do you hear me?! Big... [a diver appears behind Nemo] Big...
Pearl: Aah!!!
Nemo: [gasps] Aagghh!!! Daddy, help me!
Marlin: I'm coming, Nemo! [tries to save Nemo but another diver appears]
Sheldon, Pearl and Tad: Aaaagh!!!
Mr. Ray: Get under me, kids!
Nemo: Oh, no, no! Dad!! DADDY!!!
Marlin: Oh! [camera clicks at Marlin by Man] D'oh! Nemo! Nemo. Nemo, no. Nemo! Nemo, Nemo! No! No! [shouts] Oh! [pants] Nemo, Nemo! [chases after the boat]
Man: Whoa, hold on! [he accidentally knocks one of two divers' masks overboard]
Marlin: Oh, no! No, no! It’s gone, it’s gone! No, no, it can’t be gone! No, no!! Nemo!!! No, please, no!!! No, no!! Has anybody seen a boat?! Please!!! A white boat!!! They took my son!!! My son!!! Help me, please!!!
Dory: Hi, I'm Dory.
Marlin: Where?! Which way?
Dory: Oh. It went, um. This way. It went this way. Follow me.
Marlin: Thank you so much.
Dory: No problem. [Marlin and Dory take off. The farther they go, Dory starts swimming away from Marlin. He chases after her until he gets head-rushed by her]
Marlin: Hey. Wait.
Dory: Will you quit it?
Marlin: What?!
Dory: I'm trying to swim here. What, ocean big enough for you some like that? You got a problem, buddy? Huh? Huh? Do you? Do you? You want a piece of me? 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? Hey, I've seen a boat. It passed by not too long ago. It went this way, it went this way. Follow me! [swims out]
Marlin: [stops Dory] 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, it's not. I know it's not. I'm so sorry. See, I suffer from short-term memory loss.
Marlin: Short-term memory loss? I don't believe this.
Dory: No, it's true. I forget things almost instantly. It runs in my family. Or at least I think it does. [thinks] Hmm. Where are they? [looks at Marlin] Can I help you?
Marlin: Something's wrong with you. Really. You-you're wasting my time. I have to find my son. [Marlin starts to leaves, but gasps to see an enormous Great White shark named Bruce grinning.]
Bruce: Hello.
Dory: Oh, hi.
Bruce: Name's Bruce. [extends his fin] It's all right, I understand. Why trust a shark, right? [startles Marlin and Dory with his chomp and starts laughing] So, what's a couple of bites like you doing out so late, eh?
Marlin: Nothing. We're not doing anything. We're not even out.
Bruce: Great. Then how would you morsels like to come to a little get-together I'm having?
Dory: [in delight] You mean like a party?
Bruce: Yeah. Yeah, right. A party. What do you say?
Dory: I love parties. That like sounds fun.
Marlin: [nervously] Parties are fun, and it’s tempting but can't because...
Bruce: [grabs Marlin and Dory with his fins] Oh, come on, I insist.
Marlin: [nervously] Okay. That's all that matters.
[Bruce guides the fish to a dark part of the ocean, swimming past a Naval Minefield.]
Dory: Hey look, balloons! It is a party!
Bruce: [laughs] Mind your distance, though. Those balloons can be a bit dodgy! You wouldn't want one of them to pop.
[Bruce takes the two fish to a wrecked ship]
Bruce: Anchor! Chum!
[Anchor and Chum, a Hammerhead and Mako shark, respectively, appear from the ship's entrance]
Anchor: There you are Bruce, finally.
Bruce: We got company.
Anchor: Well it's about time, mate.
Chum: We've already gone through all the snacks and I'm still starving!
Anchor: We almost had us a feeding frenzy...
Chum: Come on. Let's get this over with. [A bell rings. Marlin, shaking in fear, uncovers one of his eyes, to see that the sharks are having a TED Talk-like meeting]
Bruce: Right then. The meeting has officially come to order. Let us all say the pledge.
All: I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food.
Anchor: Except stinkin' dolphins.
Chum: Dolphins?! Yeah, they think they're so cute! [mocks a dolphin] "Oh, look at me, I'm a flippin' little dolphin, let me flip for you! Ain't I something?" [Anchor laughs]
Bruce: Right, then. Today’s meeting is step 5. Bring a Fish Friend. Now, do you all have your friends?
Anchor: Got mine. [shows a quaking little green fish]
Dory: I don't think I've ever eaten a fish.
Chum: Ah, that's incredible.
Bruce: Good on you, mate.
Dory: I'm glad I got that off my chest.
Bruce: All right, Everyone else. How about you mate? What's your problem?
Marlin: Me. I don't… I don't have a problem.
Bruce: Oh, okay.
Sharks: Denial.
Marlin: Aah!
Bruce: Just start with your name.
Marlin: OK. Um, hello. My name is Marlin. I'm a clownfish.
Anchor: A clownfish? Really?
Bruce: Go on. Tell us a joke.
Chum: I love jokes.
Marlin: I actually do know one that’s pretty good. There was this mollusk, and he walks up to this sea cucumbers. Normally, they don't talk, sea cucumbers, but in a joke everyone talks. So, the sea mollusk says to the cucumber… [slight pauses; Marlin spots the mask. A brief flashback shows the divers taking Nemo]
Nemo: Daddy!
Marlin: Nemo!
Chum: Nemo! Haha! Nemo… I don't get it.
Bruce: For a clownfish, he's not that funny.
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!
Bruce: Now, there is a father looking for his little boy.
Marlin: Ugh! What do these markings mean?! (Oh, no!)
Bruce: [sobbing] I never knew my father! Ah! Aaaaaaaah!
Anchor: Come here, group hug.
Chum: We're all mates here, mate.
Marlin: I can't read human.
Dory: Well, then we got to find a fish that can read this. Hey, look, sharks.
Marlin: No, no, no, Dory!
Dory: Guys, guys.
Marlin: No, Dory.
Dory: Hey, that's mine. Give it to me.
Marlin: Dory!
Dory: Get me! Ow!
Marlin: Oh, I'm sorry. Are you okay?
Dory: Ow, ow, ow!
Marlin: I'm so sorry.
Dory: You really clocked me there. Am I bleeding?! [a wisp of bloody floats from Dory's nose]
Marlin: Ohh!
Dory: Ow. Ow. Ow.
Bruce: Dory, are you okay… [tiny pauses; smells a wisp of bloody] Oh! [his eyes turns completely black] That's good.
Chum and Anchor: [gasp] Intervention!
Bruce: Just a bite!
Bruce: Just one bite! Good day. Grr!
Marlin: There's no way out! There's gotta be a way to escape.
[Bruce is ramming the door, trying to break through it]
Dory: Who is it?
Marlin: Dory, help me find a way out!
Dory: Sorry, you'll have to come back later. We're trying to escape.
Marlin: There's gotta be a way out!
Dory: Look, here's something! Es-Cape. I wonder what that means, it's funny. It's spelled just like the word 'escape'...
Marlin: Let's go! [Grabs Dory by the flipper to escape the sub]
Bruce: Here's Bruceeeeyy!!
Marlin: Wait a minute. Can you read?!
Dory: I can read? That's right. I can read.
Marlin: Well then, here, read this now!
Dory and Marlin: AAAAAAGGGHH!!!!!!!!!
Anchor: He really doesn't mean it, you know. He never even knew his father.
Deb: Oh, if it's not around, you can always talk to my sister Flo. Hi, how are you? Don't listen anything my sister says she's nuts.
Peach: [muffled with her face on the glass] We've got a live one!
Bloat: Can't hear you, Peach.
Peach: [removes her face from the glass] I said we got a live 1!
Bloat: Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy.
Deb: What do we got?
Peach: Root canal, and by the looks of those X-rays, it's not going to be pretty.
Patient: [as the drill is inserted in his mouth] AAAAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!
Bloat: Rubber Dan and clamp installed.
Peach: Yep.
Gurgle: What did he use to open?
Peach: Gator-Glidden drill. He seems to be favoring that 1 lately.
Deb: I can't see, Flo.
Patient: Um, we are getting ready to roll... Aaah! AAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Peach: Now he's doing the Schilder technique.
Bloat: He’s using a Hedstrom file.
Gurgle: [to Bloat] That’s not a Hedstrom file, that’s a K-Flex.
Bloat: It’s got a teardrop cross-section. Clearly, a Hedstrom.
Gurgle: No, no, K-Flex.
Bloat: Hedstorm.
Gurgle: K-Flex!
Bloat: Hedstrom! [Inflates] Oomp. There I go. A little help, over here.
Deb: I'll go deflate him.
Philip Sherman: All right. Go ahead and rinse.
Gurgle: Oh, the human mouth is a disgusting place. [Nigel flies in the scene and thuds into the window, and opens it.]
Peach: Hey, Nigel.
Nigel: What did I miss? Am I late?
Peach: Root canal, it's a doozy.
Nigel: Root canal, huh? What did he use to open?
Peach: Gator-Glidden drill.
Nigel: He seems to be favoring that one. Hope he doesn't get surplus sealer at the portal terminus. [notices Nemo] Hello. Who's this?
Deb: New guy. [chuckles]
Gurgle: The dentist took him off the reef.
Nigel: An outie. From my neck of the woods, eh? Sorry, if I ever took a snap at you. Fish got to swim, birds got to eat.
Philip Sherman: Hey! [Nigel gasps] No, no, no, no! They're not your fish. They're my fish. Come on, go. Go on, shoo. Shoo! [Nigel flies out of the scene, Philip closes the window.] Aw, the picture broke. This here's Darla. She's my niece. She's going to be 8 this week. [shows it to Nemo] Hey, little fella. Say hello to your new mummy. She's gonna be here Friday to pick you up. You're her present. Oh. [shushes] It's our little secret. Well, Mr. Tucker, while that sets up, I'm going to go see a man about a wallaby. I'll be right back. [leaves]
Bloat: Uh-oh, Darla.
Nemo: What? What's wrong with her?
Gurgle: She wouldn't stop shaking the bag.
Bubbles: Poor Chuckles.
Deb: He was her present last year.
Bloat: Hitched a ride on the porcelain express.
Peach: She's a fish killer.
Nemo: I can't go with that girl! I have to get back to my dad! Aah! Daddy, help me!
Deb: Oh, he's stuck.
Gill: Nobody touch him. Nobody touch him.
Nemo: Can you help me?
Gill: No. You got yourself in there. You can get yourself out.
Deb: Ah, Gill...
Gill: I just want to see if he can do it, okay? Calm down. Now alternate between wiggling your fins and your tail.
Nemo: I can't! I have a bad fin!
Gill: Never stopped me. Just think about what you need to do.
Bloat: Come on.
Gill: Perfect.
Deb: Good squirming. Ha ha ha!
Peach: Wow. From the ocean just like you Gill.
Gill: Yeah.
Gill: State your name.
Nemo: Nemo?
Gill: Brother Bloat, proceed.
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: If you 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: Oh!
Bloat: You said you could do it! [bubbles explode out of the top of Wannahockaloogie Mountain] THE RING OF FIRE!!!!
Dory: Why do I have to tell you over and over again? I'll tell you again. I don't get tired of it.
Marlin: Okay, all right.
Dory: Huh.
Marlin: Here's a thing.
Dory: Uh-huh.
Marlin: You know, I just, think it's best if I just, if I just, carry on from here by myself.
Dory: Okay.
Marlin: You know, alone.
Dory: Uh-huh.
Marlin: Without, well, I mean, not without you. I mean, it's just that I don't want you, with me.
Dory: [shocked] Huh?
Marlin: I don't want to hurt your feelings.
Dory: You want me to leave?
Marlin: Well, I mean not. Yes. Yeah. It's just that you know I just can't afford anymore delays and you're one of those fish that cause delays. And sometimes it's a good thing. There's a whole group of fish. They're delay fish.
Dory: You mean... [whimpers] You mean you don't like me? [starts crying]
Marlin: 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. Oh, don't cry. I like you.
School of Fish: Hey, you! Lady, is this guy bothering you?
Dory: Um, I don't remember. Were you?
Marlin: No, no, no, no, no. We're just, we're just... Hey, do you guys know how I can get to...
School of Fish: Look, pal. We’re talking to the lady, not you. Hey, do you like impressions?
Dory: [pauses; Marlin looks to fish-tades] Mm-hmm.
School of Fish: Okay. Just like in rehearsals, gentlemen. So, what are we? Take a guess.
Marlin: So listen fellas thank you.
School of Fish: Don't mention it! And, um, loosen up. OK, buddy?
Dory: Oh, you guys. You really nail them. Bye.
School of Fish: Oh, hey, madam. 1 more thing.
Dory: Yes.
School of Fish: When you come to this trench, swim through it, not over it.
Dory: Trench… Through it, not over it. I'll remember. Hey, hey, hey! Hey! Hey, wait up, partner! Hold on! Wait, wait wait! I gotta... I got to tell you something. Whoa. Nice trench. [echoing] Hello! Okay, let's go.
Marlin: 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] Are you even looking at this thing? It's got death written 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 shining!
Dory: Where?
Marlin: Oh, it just swam over the trench! Come on and follow me.
Dory: Okay. Boy, it sure is clear up here.
Marlin: Exactly. And look at that there's the current. We should be there in no time.
Dory: [sees a tiny jellyfish] Hey, little guy.
Marlin: You wanted to go through the trench.
Dory: I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine. And he shall be my squishy. Come here, squishy. Come here, little squishy. [baby talks to it and gets zapped] Ow!
Marlin: Dory, that's a jellyfish!
Dory: Bad squishy! BAD squishy!
Marlin: Shoo, shoo, shoo. Get away. [flicks the tiny jellyfish out of sight with his tail] Come here, let me see that.
Dory: Don't touch it. Don't touch it.
Marlin: I'm not gonna touch it. I just want to look. [grabs Dory's fin]
Dory: Hey! How come it didn't sting you?
Marlin: It did. It's just that... [grabs Dory's fin second time]
Dory: Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow.
Marlin: Hold still. I live in this anemone and I'm used to these kind of stings. [grabs Dory's fin third time] Come here.
Dory: Ow, ow, ow.
Marlin: It doesn't look bad, you're gonna be fine. But now we know, don't we? That we don't want a touch these again. Let's be thankful this time it was just a little one.
[Marlin notices the big jellyfishes approaching and gasps. Marlin and Dory scream in terror.]
Marlin: Don't move. [looks around all the jellyfishes] This is bad, Dory.
Dory: Hey, hey, watch this. [starts jumping on the tops of jellyfish] Boing! Boing! You can't catch me.
Marlin: [gasps] Dory! Dory! Don't bounce on the tops. They will... not sting you. The top don't sting you.
Dory: Two in a row beat that.
Gill: You miss your Dad. Don't you, Sharkbait?
Nemo: Yeah.
Gill: Well, you're lucky to have someone out there who's looking for you.
Nemo: He's not looking for me. He's scared of the ocean.
GILL: Peach, any movement?
PEACH: He's had at least four cups of coffee, it's gotta be soon.
GILL: Keep on him. My first escape, landed on dental tools. I was aiming for the toilet.
NEMO: Toilet?
GILL: All drains lead to the ocean, kid.
NEMO: Wow. How many times have you tried to get out?
GILL: I've lost count. Fish aren't meant to be in a box, kid. It does things to 'ya.
BUBBLES: [giggles] Bubbles!
PEACH: Potty break, potty break! He just grabbed the Reader's Digest! We have 4.2 minutes.
GILL: That's your cue, Sharkbait.
BLOAT: You can do it, kid.
GILL: You gotta be quick. Once you get in, you swim down to the bottom of the chamber and I'll talk you through the rest.
GILL: Go on, it'll be a piece of kelp.
NEMO: [takes a deep breath]
GILL: Nicely done. Can you hear me?
NEMO: Yeah.
GILL: Here comes the pebble. Now, do you see a small opening?
NEMO: Uh-huh.
GILL: OK, inside it you'll see a rotating fan. Very carefully, wedge that pebble into the fan to stop it turning. Careful, Sharkbait.
NEMO: I can't do it.
PEACH: Gill, this isn't a good idea.
GILL: He'll be fine. Try again.
GILL: That's it, Sharkbait. Nice and steady.
NEMO: I got it! I got it!
BLOAT: He did it.
GILL: That's great, kid! Now, swim up the tube and out.
Marlin: All by themselves?
Crush: Yeah.
Marlin: But, but, dude. How do you know when they're ready?
Crush: Well, you never really know, you know, but when they know, you'll know, you know?
Nigel: Alright! Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! [bang the window] Ow!
Dr. Philip Sherman: [pull the tooth] What the?!
Patient: AAAAAAAAARRRGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OOooooooohhh..!!!
Dr. Philip Sherman: Well, that's 1 way to pull a tooth? [laughs, he opens the window]
Patient: Oooh. Ooooooh.
Philip Sherman: Huh. Darn kids. Hm, well. Good thing I pulled the right 1, prime minister.
Nigel: [whispering] Hey, hey. Psst!
Peach: Oh, Nigel. You just missed an extraction.
Nigel: Has he loosened the periodontal ligament yet.. Um, what am I talking about!? Nemo! Where's Nemo? I gotta speak with him.
Nemo: What? What is it?
Nigel: Your dad's been fighting the entire ocean looking for you.
Nemo: My father? Really?
Gill: Really?
Nigel: Oh, yeah. He's travelled hundreds of miles. He's been battling sharks and jellyfish and all sorts of...
Nemo: Sharks? That can't be him.
Nigel: Are you sure? What was his name? Some sort of sportfish or something: tuna, uh, trout...
Nemo: Marlin?
Nigel: That's it! The little clownfish from the reef.
Nemo: It's my dad! He took on a shark!
Nigel: I heard he took on 3.
All: Three?
Gill: Three sharks?
Bloat: That's got it be 4,800 teeth!
Nigel: You see, kid, after you were taken by diver Dan over there, your dad followed the boat you were on like a maniac.
Nemo: Really?
Nigel: He's swimming and he's swimming and he’s giving it all he's got and then three gigantic sharks capture him and he blows them up! And then dives thousands of feet and gets chased by a monster with huge teeth! He ties this demon to a rock and what does he get for a reward? He gets to battle an entire jellyfish forest! And now he's riding with a bunch of sea turtles on the East Australian Current and the word is he's headed this way right now, to Sydney!
Bloat: Wow!
Deb: Oh, what a good daddy!
Gill: He was looking for you after all, Sharkbait. [gasps]
GURGLE: He's swimming to the filter!
GILL: Sharkbait!
BLOAT: Not again?
GILL: Sharkbait!
DEB: No!
GURGLE: You've got your whole life ahead of you!
BLOAT: Oh, no!
GILL: We'll help you, kid!
BLOAT: Gotta get him out!
DEB: Give me that thing!
GILL: Hang on, Sharkbait!
DEB: Get him out of there!
GURGLE: Come on, kid! Grab the end!

[jam gears]

DEB: Sharkbait!
BLOAT: Sharkbait, are you okay?
GILL: Can you hear me, Sharkbait? Nemo, can you hear me?!

[Nemo appears]

NEMO: Yeah, I can hear you.

[Everyone turned around and saw Nemo was okay.]

GILL: Sharkbait, you did it!
GURGLE: Sharkbait, you're covered with germs! Aah!
GILL: That took guts, kid. All right, gang. We have less than 48 hours before Darla gets here. This tank'll get plenty dirty in that time but we have to help it along any way we can. Jacques.
GILL: No cleaning.
JACQUES: I shall resist.
GILL: Everybody else, be as gross as possible. Think dirty thoughts. We're gonna make this tank so filthy, the dentist'll have to clean it. Good work.

[Nemo chuckles]

Dory: Whoa. We're going in there?
Marlin: Yep.
Dory: P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney?
Marlin: Yep. We're going to just swim straight.
Dory: [singing] Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.
Marlin: Dory. Boy, this is taking a while.
Dory: Hey, How about we play a game?
Marlin: All right.
Dory: Okay, I'm thinking of something orange, and small...
Marlin: It's me.
Dory: Right. [later] I'm thinking of something orange and small...
Marlin: It's me.
Dory: All right, Mr. Smarty-pants... [later still] It's orange and small, and white stripes...
Marlin: Me, and the next one's just a guess, me.
Dory: Okay, that's just scary.
Marlin: Wait, wait, wait. I have definitely seen this floating speck before. That means we've passed it before. And that means we're going circles. And that means we're not going straight.
Dory: Hey.
Marlin: We got to get to the surface. We'll figure it out up there. Let's go! Follow me! What?
Dory: Relax. Take a deep breath. Now, let's ask somebody for directions.
Marlin: Oh, fine. Who do you want to ask, the speck?! There's nobody here!
Dory: Well, there has to be someone. It's the ocean, silly. We're not the only two in here. Let's see. Okay, no one there. Uh, nope. Nada. [Gasps] There's somebody. Hey! Excuse…
Marlin: Dory, Dory, Dory! Okay, it's my turn. I'm thinking of something dark and mysterious. It’s a fish we don’t know. If we ask it 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 want to play the gender card right now. You want to play a card? Let's play the "Let's not die" card.
[after Marlin and Dory got sucked inside the whale]
Dory: [swims upside down] Come on! 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: [looks 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... [bumps repeatedly], old, sea, turtles, are!
Dory: Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoooo! Hey. Are you okay? There, there. It's all right. It'll be okay.
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.
Peach: [yawns] Morning. 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. [Zoom out on the sparking clean tank] THE TANK IS CLEEEEAN!!!
DEB: But how?
GILL: Boss must’ve installed it last night while we were sleeping.
NEMO: [worried] What’re we gonna do?
GILL: What’s it say, Peach?
PEACH: [muffled] The Aquascum 2003 is an...
GILL: I can’t hear you, Peach.
PEACH: The AquaScum 2003 is an all-purpose, self-cleaning maintenance free salt water purifier that is guaranteed to even extend the life of your aquarium fish.
BLOAT: [inflates] Stop that!
PEACH: The AquaScum is programmed to scan your tank environment every 5 minutes.
GURGLE: Scan? What does that mean? [The machine scans the tank and whimpers.]
AQUASCUM: Temperature, 82 degrees. P-H balance normal.
ALL: Ooh.
PEACH: Nice.
GURGLE': Oh, ah! Curse you, AquaScuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BLOAT: That’s it for the escape plan. It’s ruined.
Nemo: Then what are we gonna do about...

[He didn't finish before the door opens.]

ALL: (gasp) Darla!
GILL: Stay down, kid. [Gills hides Nemo. As the Tank Gang looks, they see that it's just a woman with her son.]
BLOAT: False alarm.

[Everyone sighed, relieved]

GURGLE: My nerves can’t take much more of this.
BLOAT: What are we gonna do when that little brat gets here?
GILL: I’m thinking, I’m thinking.
NEMO: Gill! Help me! Help me!
GILL: Nemo! Hold on, I’m coming! Swim down! Come on, kid! Swim down!
BLOAT: Everybody jump in!
DEB: Swim down!
GILL: That’s it!
Dr. Philip Sherman: What the?
ALL: Yay!
GILL: Good work!

[But then, a plastric bag grabs Nemo and pulls him out of the tank.]

NEMO: Gill!
Gill: Nemo!
BLOAT: Sharkbait!
GILL: Roll, kid! Lean! Lean! Go to the window. [Nemo pushes the plastic bag to the window but Dr. Sherman picks up the bag and places him on the tray to prevent the little fish to escape.]
Philip Sherman: Whoops. That would’ve been a nasty fall.
NEMO: Gill! Don't worry! Don’t let me go belly up!
GILL: Just calm down, Nemo. You won’t go belly up, I promise. You’re gonna be okay.
ALL: (gasp) Darla!
Dory: All right, do any of these boats look familiar to you?
Marlin: No, but the boat has to be here somewhere! Come on, Dory. We’re gonna find it.
Dory: I’m totally excited. Are you excited? [yawns]
Marlin: Dory, wake up. Come on.
Dory: [spots at the pelican, gasps] Duck!
Marlin: [looks at the pelican coming towards] That’s not a duck. It’s a pelican!

[Dory and Marlin scream]

(Gerald tries to swallow Marlin and Dory)
(Marlin and Dory yell)
Marlin: No! I didn’t come this far to be breakfast!
[Gerald chocking]
Pelican: Hey, Nigel. Would you look at that?
Nigel: [wakes up] What?
Pelican: Sun’s barely up and already Gerald’s had more than he can handle.
Nigel: Yeah. Reckon somebody ought to help the poor guy.
Pelicans: Yeah, yeah. Right, right.
Nigel: Well, don’t everybody fly off at once. [flew to the dock to check on the choking Gerald.] All right, Gerald, what is it, mate? Fish got your tongue? [Gerald opens up his mouth the reveal the screaming fish] Love a duck! [hits Gerald]
Marlin: I got to find my son Nemo.
Nigel: Nemo? Hey, hey, hey! He’s that fish! You know the one we were talking about. The one that’s been fighting the whole ocean. Hey, I know where your son... [looks up and sees the two fish flopping away] Hey, wait! Come back! Stop!
Marlin: Quick, Dory! Keep going! He’s crazy!
Nigel: I got something to tell you!
[they stopped and looks up a hundreds of seagulls surround Nigel, 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: Mine?
Nigel: Because I can take you to your son.
Marlin: Yeah, right.
Nigel: No. I know your son. He's orange and he's got a gimpy fin on one side.
Marlin: That's Nemo!
[the seagulls suddenly attack]
Nigel: Fasten your seatbelts.
Gulls: Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine Mine!
Dory: Whoo-hoo!
Seagulls: Mine! Mine! Mine!
Nigel: Everybody hold on!
[Marlin and Dory scream]
Seagulls: Mine! Mine! Mine!
Bubbles: Too loud! Too loud for me!
Darla: [singing] Twinkle, twinkle little star!
Peach: Find a happy place. Find a happy place! Find a happy place!
Barbara: Darla, you’re uncle will see you now.
[Psycho theme plays]
Dr. Philip Sherman: All right, let’s see those pearly whites.
Darla: Rah! I’m a piranha. They’re in the Amazon.
Dr. Philip Sherman: And a piranha is a fish, just like your present.
Darla: [giggling] I get a fishy. Fishy, fishy, fishy.
Dr. Philip Sherman: [As soon as he picks up the plastic bag, sees Nemo belly up.] Oh, no. Poor little guy.
Bloat: He’s dead.
Gill: Sharkbait!
Darla: Yay! Fishy, fishy, fishy.
Dr. Philip Sherman: Must’ve left your present in the car, sweetie. [chuckles] I’ll go and get it.
[Nemo opens one eye and winks at the Fish Gang. Everyone is surprised.]
Gill: [overjoyed] 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 out of here!
Deb: Yay.
Bloat: He’s gonna get flushed!
Gurgle: What a smart little guy!
Gill: [gasps] Oh no, not the trash can!
Bubbles: Nemo, no!
[Nigel arrives with Marlin and Dory in his mouth]
Nigel: Hey, hey. I found his dad!
Marlin: Where’s Nemo?! Where is he?!
Bloat: Dentist! Dentist!
Gill: He’s over there!
Marlin: What’s a "dentist? What is that? [Dentist opens the trash can and he gasps] Nigel, get in here!
Nigel: I can’t go in there.
Marlin: Oh, yes you can. Charge!
Darla: [screaming]
Dentist: What the…?! Darla, sweetie, look out! Steady, steady, steady. Hold still. Hold still! Easy, easy! Hold still! Nobody’s going to hurt you!
Marlin: [gasps looks and sees Nemo floating upside down. He thinks that his son was dead.] Nemo.
Dory: Oh, my goodness.
Sherman: [slight pauses; grabs Nigel] Gotcha. Keep down!
Marlin: NEMO!!!!!!
Nemo: [stops pretending to be dead] Daddy?
Dentist: Out with you. And stay out!
Nemo: Daddy?!
[Darla picks Nemo's bag. Nemo closes eyes.]
Darla: Fishy? Fishy! Wake up! Wake up!!!
Deb: Oh, no!
Gill: Quick! To the top of Mount Wannahockaloogie!
Darla: Why are you sleeping!?
Peach: Hurry!
Gill: Bloat! [Deb, Bubbles grunt] Ring of Fire!
Darla: Fishy! [screaming] Get it out!
Dentist: What? All the animals have gone mad! [grunts]
Darla: [screams] Get it out!
Gurgle: Smack her in the head!
Bloat: Go, Gill, go!
Darla: Fish in my hair!
Nemo: [gasps] Gill.
Gill: Sharkbait. Tell your dad. I said hi. [flops]
Darla: Eww!
[Nemo yells]
Gill: Go get him.
[Dr. Philip Sherman groans, then gasps and puts Gill back in the tank]
Bloat: He did it! [laughs]
Bubbles: I’m so happy!
Gurgle: Is he gonna be OK, Gill?
Gill: Don’t worry. All drains lead to the ocean.
Darla: Fishy!!!!
Nemo: [screaming] Daddy!!! [whimpers]
[after Nigel sadly leaves from helping him trying to get Nemo from the dentist]
Dory: Hey.
Marlin: Dory, if it wasn't for you, I never would have even made it here. So thank you. [starts to swim sadly]
Dory: Hey, wait a minute. [swims in front of him] Wait. Where are you going?
Marlin: It's over, Dory. We were too late. Nemo's gone. And I'm going home now. [starts to swim]
Dory: No. No, you can't. [stutters] S-Stop! [Marlin stops swimming] 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... and I'm home. Please... I don't want that to go away. I don't want to forget.
Marlin: I'm sorry, Dory. But I do. [sadly swims away]
Dory: Have you seen an orange fish swim by? It looks just like them. [points at Nemo]
Nemo: But bigger.
Crab: Yeah, I saw him, Bluey. But I'm not telling you where he went, and there is no way you're gonna make me!
[Dory turns angrily, she holds the crab out of water for the seagulls to see]
Seagull: Mine.
Crab: [shrieks] All right! I'll talk, I'll talk! He went to the fishing grounds!
Seagulls: Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine!
[Crab screams. Dory pulls him back in the water]
Male Grouper Fish: Hey! Look out.
Marlin: I'm sorry, just trying to get home.
Nemo: [faint voice] Dad! [Marlin stops and hears Nemo's voice calling] Dad!
Marlin: [looks back] Nemo?
Nemo: Daddy!
Marlin: Nemo?
Nemo: Dad!
Dory: Nemo's alive!
Marlin: Dory? [gasps and joy] Nemo! [swims towards his son]
Nemo: Daddy!
Marlin: Nemo! I'm coming, Nemo!
Nemo: Dad!
Marlin: Nemo!
Nemo: Daddy!
Marlin: Oh, thank goodness. It's alright, son. It’s gonna be OK.
Grouper Fish: Turn around! You are going the wrong way!
Dory': Aaaaghh!!! Look out!
Marlin: Move!!!
[Fish shout and scream]
[Dory trapped in the net screams]
Marlin: Dory!
Nemo: Come on. Dory!
Dory: Help! Help! Help! Get us out! (screams)
Marlin: No, no, no! No! Dory!
Nemo: Dad, I know what to do.
Marlin: Nemo, no!
Nemo: We have to tell all the fish to swim down together.
Marlin: Get out of there now!
Nemo: I know this will work!
Marlin: No, I am not gonna lose you again!
Nemo: Dad, there's no time! It's the only way we can save Dory! (Marlin pants) I can do this.
Marlin: You're right. I know you can.
Nemo: Lucky fin.
Marlin: Now go. Hurry!
Nemo: Tell all of the fish to swim down.
Marlin: Well? You heard my son. Come on!
Nemo: Dory! We have to tell everybody to...
Marlin: ...swim down together!! Do you understand what I’m saying to you?!
Grouper's Fish: Uh-uh.
Marlin: Swim down!
Dory: Everybody swim down.
Nemo: Come on! You have to swim down!
Dory: Swim down, OK?
Marlin: ...down! Swim down!
(the fishing net still raises up)
Marlin: Swim down! Swim down!
(Nemo and Dory gasp)
Marlin: Don’t give up! Keep swimming! Just keep swimming!!
(The net stops raising. The fish start to swim down)
Grouper's Fish: Yay!!!
Marlin: That's it!
Nemo: It’s working!
Grouper's Fish: Keep swimming. Keep swimming.
Marlin: Just keep swimming. Keep swimming!
Nemo: Come on, dad.
Marlin: You're doing great, son.
Nemo: That's my dad.
Marlin: Come on. Let's go to the bottom! Keep swimming!
Dory: Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.
Marlin: Almost there! Keep swimming!
Grouper's Fish and Marlin: Keep swimming! Keep swimming!
Grouper's Fish: Yay! [clamoring]
Marlin: [bumps Dory] Oof.
Dory: Hey.
Marlin: Dory, Where's Nemo?!
Dory: [spots at Nemo in the fishing net gasps] There!
Marlin: Oh, no. Nemo!! [he and Dory move the net away] Nemo? Nemo? [Flashback to the egg] It’s OK. Daddy’s here, daddy’s got you.
Nemo: [coughs] Daddy.
Marlin: Oh thank goodness.
Nemo: Dad, I don’t hate you.
Marlin: Oh no, no, no. I’m so sorry, Nemo. Hey guess what.
Nemo: What?
Marlin: Sea turtles? I met one. And he was a 150 years old.
Nemo: 150.
Marlin: Yep.
Nemo: Beause Sandy Plankton said they only live to be a 100.
Marlin: Sandy Plankton? Do you think I would cross the entire ocean and not know as much as Sandy Plankton?! He was a 150! Not 100! Who is this Sandy Plankton who knows everything wrong?
Marlin: Time to school! Time to school! Give up, let's go! Go! I’m gonna win.
Nemo: No, you’re not. I did it.
Marlin: My own son beats me!
Mr. Ray: Climb aboard, explorers!
Marlin: So just then, the sea cucumber looks over to the mollusk and says: With fronds like these, who needs anemones?
(Bob, Ted and Bill laugh at this)
Mr. Ray: Well, hello, Nemo. Who’s this?
Nemo: Exchange student.
Squirt: I’m from the EAC, dude.
Mr. Ray: Sweet.
Squirt and Nemo: Totally.
Bob: But seriously, Marty. Did you really do all the things you say you did?
Bruce: Uh, pardon me...
(Ted, Bill and Bob gasp)
Bruce: Hello.
(Ted inks)
Bruce: Don't be alarmed.
Anchor: We just wanted to make sure that our newest member got home safe.
Dory: Thanks, guys.
Bruce: Well. We'll see on next week.
Chum: Keep up with the program, Dory.
Anchor: Remember, fish are friends!
Dory: Not food. Bye!
Mr. Ray: Hold on. Here we go. Next up, knowledge.
Marlin: Bye, son! Have fun.
Nemo: Bye, Dad. Oh. Oh, Mr. Ray! Wait. I forgot something. Love you, Dad.
Marlin: I love you too, son.
Nemo: Um, Dad, you can let go now.
Marlin: Sorry. Now go and have an adventure.
Squirt: Goodbye, see you later, dudes!
Dory: Bye, Elmo!
Marlin: Nemo.
Dory: Nemo! Bye, Nemo!
Nemo: See you after school, Dory! Bye, Dad!
Marlin: Bye, son.
[The End for Glenn McQueen 1960-2002]
[last lines]
Philip Sherman: Barbara?
Barbara: Uh-huh?
Philip Sherman: 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?
[car horns honks]
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!
All: [laughing and clamorin'] We did it!
Gill: Yes!!
Bloat: Now what?
[Beyond the Sea by Robbie Williams playing]

About Finding Nemo


  • 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.
  • 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.





[In live-action, the camera views the ocean]
Man: [first lines; voiceover] The ocean. From above, a simple blanket of water. [The camera then fades into underwater, where dozens of colorful fish swim in the reef] But below, a complex world full of color, life and wonder. This is the coral reef, a timeless thing of beauty for all to enjoy. And yet, mankind's actions have destroyed over ¼ of the world's reefs.
[The camera cuts to Jean-Michel Cousteau, who's on a boat]
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Please join me as we explore the fragile beauty of nature's underwater world. I'll be your guide and host. I'm Jean-Michel Cousteau.
[The camera pans past coral as Dory, an animated regal blue tang fish, swims by and gazes at the camera]
Jean-Michel: Coral, growing only a few centimeters a year, has taken 1,000,000 years to build the limestone skeleton of the reef. [Dory appears again, then swims off to the left] And though, located in nutrient-poor waters, the coral has learned to thrive. But it hasn't done alone. It has… [Dory pops up again. She looks at the camera, then swims off to the right] It… It has developed an amazing relationship with algae, a tiny plant that lives inside its body. This connection is deli… [Dory appears from the bottom of the camera. He clears his throat, and she swims down] This connection is delicate, and the introduction of additional nutrients can upset this balance, leaving the reef at risk. [Dory appears again from the right side of the camera, but sideways. He clears his throat again] Little fish, I'm trying to make a documentary film.
Dory: A film? A film? I've always wanted to be in a film!
Jean-Michel: I was just explaining the delicate balance between the coral and the algae living within its body.
Dory: Oh, come on. [chuckles] "Algae living inside the coral's body!" Come on! That's creepy.
Jean-Michel: No, it isn't.
Dory: Yes, it is.
Jean-Michel: Isn't, isn't.
Dory: Is, is.
Jean-Michel: Isn't!
Dory: Whatever.
Jean-Michel: No, it's not "whatever", it's true.
Dory: Then how do you know? Are you a coral?
Jean-Michel: (Actually,) I'm Jean-Michel Cousteau.
[As the fanfare plays, Dory looks around in confusion]
Jean-Michel: And I've studied the ocean all my life.
Dory: [French accent] Well, I'm Dory. [normal voice] And I practically live in the ocean.
Jean-Michel: Good for you. But now, I must continue to make my film. So long, Dory.
Dory: [as an angled slide line wipes her out of view] Hey!
[The camera shows an anemone]
Jean-Michel: Anemones also share a delicate connection with their inhabitants, the clown fish, who live in…
[Two animated clown fishes, Marlin and his son, Nemo, pop out of the anemone]
Marlin: "Clown fish?" Did somebody say "clown fish"?
Jean-Michel: Ugh! What now?
[Dory appears]
Dory: Carlin, Burrito, this is, uh… Sorry. What's your name again?
Jean-Michel: I'm Jean-Michel Cousteau. [Dory nods. The fanfare plays again as she, Marlin and Nemo look around. Jean-Michel speaks French] (Translation: Stop the music!) [The fanfare stops] I'm trying to talk about anemones.
Dory: That's perfect, because this here is Mr. Anemone.
Marlin: Well, I don't know about that.
Nemo: [circling around his father] Yeah, Dad, you know everything about anema-nema-nem-nem…
Dory: [nudges Marlin with her fin] Come on!
Marlin: Well, alright. Anemones are really like snails, except… No, no, snails is not… No. Oh! They're like a bed of stinging hair. Yes, a large bed of… No. (That's not it.) Oh! Imagine if spaghetti could talk.
[Dory looks embarrassed. Nemo grins sheepishly]
Jean-Michel: That's enough!
[Another slide line from the bottom wipes the trio away]
Jean-Michel: Even the lovely Spanish Dancer depended on…
Marlin: [popping out of nowhere] Did someone say "dancing"? [swims over to the Spanish Dancer, and dances as disco music plays. Dory dances with Nemo] Clear the reef. Papa's back in town!
Nemo: [as Dory spins him like a top] Whoa!
Jean-Michel: Stop! Lemme talk. The ocean, where you live, evaporates to form clouds. The clouds produce snow. The snow melts. Feeding rivers, irrigation, drinking water, then down drains through the sewers, and all back to the sea. Everyone, everywhere, affects the ocean!
Dory: [voiceover] Wow! Amazing!
Jean-Michel: Finally! You're listening!
[The scene cuts to Dory, who holds a conch shell to her ear]
Dory: Yeah, I can hear the ocean.
[Jean-Michel screams angrily and yells at her in French. Dory fumbles with the shell until she catches it, looking at Jean-Michel with an eyebrow raised. A cartoon image shows Jean-Michel in a diving suit shrugging with words reading, "Please Stand By"]
[The camera glides over the coral reef]
Marlin: [voiceover] Mr. Cousteau? Jean-Michel? Are you there?
Dory: [voiceover] Where'd he go?
Jean-Michel: [calm voice] I'm back. And I'm fine.
Marlin: Can we get you something? Do you want a glass of water?
Nemo: [voiceover] Dad, why is that coral white?
Marlin: Well, you know when you get sick, you turn a little pale? Well, that's what coral does. It turns white.
Nemo: What happened to it?
Jean-Michel: Well, as more humans use more energy, it creates more pollution. The resulting global warming increases the temperature of the ocean. When this happens, the coral can't survive.
Nemo: Will it be OK?
Jean-Michel: Well, Nemo, it won't be easy. People must live in better balance with nature. Conserving energy, recycling and reducing pollution. But if we do all of this, the ocean's temperature may lower, allowing the coral to flourish. In fact, tonight is one magic night of the year when healthy corals reproduce. There! It's happening!
[Dozens of corals release small eggs as Marlin, Dory and Nemo watch in amazement]
Dory: Ooh!
Marlin: Oh!
Dory: Ooh, look at that!
Marlin and Nemo: Whoa!
Dory: Amazing!
Marlin: Look at this!
Dory: ♪ Happy birthday, coral! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy, happy birthday! ♪
[A yellow coral spews more eggs]
Nemo: What's it doing? [As he watches, Marlin covers his face with his fin; trying to watch] Dad!
Marlin: When you're a little older, son.
[On his boat, Jean-Michel rests his head in his hand in frustration]
Jean-Michel: Upstaged by fish. This would've never happened to Papa. Goodbye. I'm… Jean-Michel Cousteau. [As the fanfare plays, he sighs]
Nemo: [last lines; voiceover] Keep exploring the reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau at



Teaser Trailer


[score from "Scent of a Woman" by Thomas Newman playing, Walt Disney Pictures, then Pixar Animation Studios logo. From the Academy-Award winning creators of Toy Story text. The scene starts with Marlin and Dory swimming then stops]
Dory: [scatting] Woo-hoo!
Marlin: All right, Dory, let's go over this one more time. We know your memory's not the best.
Dory: Yep. Can't remember diddly.
Marlin: I know.
Dory: Can't remember squat.
Marlin: That's right.
Dory: Diddly squat.
Marlin: Diddly squat. Now, uh, Dory, over here. Now, listen to me. We need to ask for directions.
Dory: Directions.
Marlin: But you gotta be low-key.
Dory: Low-key.
Marlin: 'Cause fish in this part of the reef, very skittish.
Dory: Skittish.
Marlin: All right. You got that?
Dory: Uh-huh.
Marlin: You're sure?
Dory: Yeah.
Marlin: You don't remember a word, do you?
Dory: No. Nothin' in my noggin.
Marlin: [sighs] Okay. Here's a brand-new idea. You stay right here, swim in a little circle, forget to yourself. I'll be right back. I'm gonna ask for directions.
[Marlin swims while Dory stays and Marlin checks on Dory, then continue swimming]
Marlin: [to himself] Must keep thinking happy thoughts, happy thoughts, happy thoughts...
[Marlin trying to find the fishes then he asks the school of moonfish]
Marlin: Excuse me.
Moonfish: Uh-huh.
Marlin: Uh, my friend and I need to get to the East Australian Current.
Moonfish: Oh, sure, the EAC. It's in that direction. What you wanna do is follow...
[The moonfish then was interrupted by Dory scarring them and the fishes as well]
Dory: That's so much fun. Poof.. they just Boof.. Oh.
[Walt Disney Pictures Presents]
Dory: [offscreen] I'm so... Did you wanna turn?
[A Pixar Animation Studios Film]
Marlin: [offscreen] Could a bigger fish swallow me?! [the film's title appears] I will voluntarily go on a hook!
[Coming only to Theaters Summer 2003]
Dory: [offscreen] Whoa, hey. Was it something I said?

See also


  • Finding Dory

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