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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Countdown to Up: 5 Days to Disney•Pixar’s 10th film

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.

-John C.

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

Up Trivia**

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.

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