Finding Nemo


1h 40m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Life along the Great Barrier Reef is full of dangers when you are a tiny clown fish. And for Marlin, a single parent determined to protect his only son Nemo, there are constant fears and anxieties. When, on his first day of school, Nemo defies his father and swims off alone to investigate a boat, he

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
May 30, 2003
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Country
United States
Location
Pixar Animation Studios, Richmond, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

In Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a clownfish named Marlin and his wife Coral take up residence in an anemone at the edge of the coral reef. Although Marlin frets that his four hundred as-yet-unhatched children will not like him, Coral assures him that he will be a wonderful father. Just then, however, a barracuda attacks the anemone, knocking Marlin unconscious, and he awakens to discover that Coral and all the eggs, except one, have been eaten. Cradling his remaining son, Nemo, Marlin vows to protect him forever. Soon, Nemo is a happy, curious boy, who lets neither a malformed fin nor his father's overprotectiveness dampen his energy. On Nemo's first day of school, Marlin embarrasses him at the schoolyard by anxiously fussing over him and insisting on cautiousness. To prove that he does not need coddling, Nemo accepts the other kids' dare to swim out to a ship just past the reef drop off. Although he bravely swims into the open sea, which his father has taught him is perilous, touches the boat and turns back in triumph, a scuba diver nets him before Nemo can reach safety. Horrified, Marlin rushes to his son's aid, but the boat speeds away too quickly for Marlin to keep up with it, and when he begs for help, only a cheerful blue tang named Dory responds. She offers to help him follow the ship, which she saw pass by, but after several minutes, Marlin realizes they are swimming aimlessly. As Dory explains that she suffers from short-term memory loss, a menacing shark named Bruce forcibly escorts the pair to a twelve-step meeting designed to cure fish-eating addictions. Chanting "Fish are friends, not food," the three group members welcome Marlin and Dory, and while Bruce recounts the tale of his father's abandonment of the family, Marlin spots a diver's mask and, sure it belongs to the human who captured Nemo, inadvertently cuts Dory in his excitement. The scent of her blood mesmerizes Bruce, who chases the fish into a wrecked ship, and although Marlin and Dory escape, the chase sets off a mine explosion. Meanwhile, Nemo is transported to a fish tank in the Sydney office of dentist P. Sherman. The other aquarium inmates, including Jacques the shrimp, Deb, a starfish named Peach and Bloat the blowfish, welcome the boy, but when he becomes stuck in a filter, their gruff leader, Gill, insists that Nemo escape without help, demonstrating his own damaged fin as proof that a handicap need not impede him. The tank members soon "initiate" Nemo into their society and form an escape plan to save Nemo from being given to the dentist's niece, Darla, a notorious fish abuser. Gill's plan calls for Nemo to swim into the filter and jam it with a pebble, after which the dentist will clean the tank, transferring them to plastic bags in which they plan to hurl themselves out the window and into the harbor below. Back in the sea, Marlin swims, with Dory's encouragement, to the ocean depths to find the fallen mask. In the dark, both are spellbound by the light of a predatory angler fish, but manage to spot the mask. While Marlin distracts the angler, Dory slowly reads the dentist's address on the mask, and is thrilled to discover that she can remember it. Soon annoyed by her blithe chatter, enthusiasm and memory lapses, Marlin informs Dory that he would like to travel alone, and her subsequent sobs attract the chivalry of a school of fish, who scorn Marlin but provide Dory with direction to the Sydney harbor. Now aware that he needs Dory's help, Marlin apologizes and swims off before he can hear the school's advice to avoid the upcoming trench. Although Dory tries to warn Marlin, she forgets the details and follows him above the trench, which serves as a jellyfish bed. Marlin is resistant to the stings, but Dory is not, so to save his oblivious friend, Marlin pretends to play a "game" with Dory in which she bounces harmlessly over the jellyfish tops, thus avoiding the dangerous tentacles. Before they reach the end, however, Dory is stung and lies unconscious. As they both recover in open waters, Nemo continues his getaway attempts, sure that his timid father would never risk the open water to rescue him. He fails to achieve the dangerous task, however, and the tank fish sink into dejection. Meanwhile, Marlin awakens on the back of a sea turtle named Crush, who explains that his school is riding the East Australian Current into Sydney. Dory is nearby, playing games with the turtle children, including Squirt, whose independence while swimming the rapid current impresses Marlin. The youngsters idolize Marlin, as does Dory, as she listens enraptured to his tales of their own travels through the ocean. Marlin's astounding stories soon spread throughout the ocean until they reach the pelicans in Sydney Harbor, one of whom, Nigel, regularly visits the dentist's office and recognizes Nemo's name. When he informs Nemo of his father's courageous search, Nemo is overjoyed and, inspired, flings himself into the tank filter and jams it. At the same time, Marlin and Dory leave the turtles to brave the current alone, and Marlin finds himself invigorated by the adventure. They swim toward shore but are soon lost in the vast ocean, and after Dory tries to ask a whale direction in its own language, the whale swallows them both. Inside its mouth, Marlin rages at his friend. After he states that he must keep his promise to Nemo never to let anything happen to him, Dory points out that this promise cannot be any fun for the child. Dory then assures Marlin that the whale has told her "it's time to let go," and although Marlin is frightened, he does so, allowing the whale to expel them via his blowhole into the harbor. The next morning, the tank fish awaken to discover that a new filtration system has cleaned the aquarium. The dentist then nets Nemo, and although the others try to wrench him free, the dentist succeeds in capturing Nemo just as Darla arrives. Outside, a pelican tries to eat Marlin and Dory, whose struggles attract the attention of Nigel. Upon hearing Marlin say Nemo's name, Nigel offers to carry them in his mouth to the dentist's office. Marlin is suspicious, but when hungry seagulls approach, he readily agrees. They reach the office in time to see Nemo feigning death, hoping to be flushed down the toilet, as Gill has assured him that all drains lead to the sea. When Darla grabs Nemo, Gill jumps onto her head, and pandemonium erupts in the office. Soon, the dentist is unconscious and Gill has sacrificed his own chance for escape by tossing Nemo down the spit bowl. As Nemo is flushed into the Sydney water treatment pipes, he calls for his father, who is despondent at this missed opportunity to save his son. Believing Nemo to be dead, he mournfully bids goodbye to Dory, and when she begs him to stay with her so she can continue to regain her memories, Marlin states that he wants only to forget his. Soon, Nemo struggles out of the pipes, and although he meets Dory, she fails to remember that she is on a quest to find him. Suddenly, however, her memory returns, and she brings Nemo to his father, who embraces him joyously. Within moments, the trio is caught up in a fisherman's net along with a huge school of fish. Marlin tries to hold Nemo back but finally relents when the boy asserts that he can remedy the situation, coaching the fish to swim downward as one. The combined force of their movement breaks the net from its rope, and all are freed. When Marlin searches for Nemo, however, he finds him dazed beneath the fallen net. Marlin cradles his son, who soon regains consciousness. Later, back on the reef, Marlin urges Nemo to get to school on time, and once there, jokes easily with the other fathers, proud to see his son leave to explore his ocean home. At the same time, the tank fish achieve their goal and throw themselves into the ocean, where they float in perfect happiness, though still unsure how to escape their plastic bags.

Cast

Albert Brooks

Marlin

Ellen Degeneres

Dory

Alexander Gould

Nemo

Willem Dafoe

Gill

Brad Garrett

Bloat

Allison Janney

Peach

Austin Pendleton

Gurgle

Stephen Root

Bubbles

Vicki Lewis

Deb & Flo

Joe Ranft

Jacques

Geoffrey Rush

Nigel

Andrew Stanton

Crush/Additional voice

Elizabeth Perkins

Coral

Nicholas Bird

Squirt

Bob Peterson

Mr. Ray/Additional voice

Barry Humphries

Bruce

Eric Bana

Anchor

Bruce Spence

Chum

Bill Hunter

Dentist [P. Sherman]

Lulu Ebeling

Darla

Jordy Ranft

Tad

Erica Beck

Pearl

Erik Per Sullivan

Sheldon

John Ratzenberger

Fish school

Carlos Alazraqui

Additional voice

Jack Angel

Additional voice

James S. Baker

Additional voice

Bobby Block

Additional voice

Susan Blu

Additional voice

Geoff Brooks

Additional voice

Jane Carr

Additional voice

Jennifer Darling

Additional voice

Paul Eiding

Additional voice

Jessie Flower

Additional voice

Aaron Fors

Additional voice

Leland Grossman

Additional voice

Bradley Trevor Greive

Additional voice

Jess Harnell

Additional voice

Lili Ishida

Additional voice

Marc John Jefferies

Additional voice

Caroline Kindred

Additional voice

Oliver Kindred

Additional voice

Noah Luke

Additional voice

Sherry Lynn

Additional voice

Danny Mann

Additional voice

Andrew Mcdonough

Additional voice

Mickie Mcgowan

Additional voice

Rove Mcmanus

Additional voice

Alec Madlock

Additional voice

Laura Marano

Additional voice

Vanessa Marano

Additional voice

Nicole Miller

Additional voice

Laraine Newman

Additional voice

Annelise Nolting

Additional voice

Lisa Peers-lyleson

Additional voice

Jeff Pidgeon

Additional voice

Phil Proctor

Additional voice

Jan Rabson

Additional voice

Katherine Ringgold

Additional voice

Daryl Sabara

Additional voice

Evan Sabara

Additional voice

David Ian Salter

Additional voice

Emmett Shoemaker

Additional voice

Eliza Schneider

Additional voice

Ben Stanton

Additional voice

Lee Unkrich

Additional voice

James Kevin Ward

Additional voice

Kali Whitehurst

Additional voice

Crew

A.u.b.i.e

Systems admin & support, information systems

Frank Aalbers

CG artist, tank unit

Jessica Abroms

CG artist, reef unit/Tech development team

Mark Adams

CG artist, tank unit

Paul Aichele

Lead, characters

Jenny Aleman-holman

Disney prod representative

John Alex

Tech development team

Domenic Allen

System admin & support, information systems

Neftali "el Magnifico" Alvarez

Systems admin & support, information systems

Luis Alvarez Y Alvarez

2d Assistant Editor

Gregory Amundson

Editor prod Assistant

Brad Andalman

Development team, studio tools R&D

Brad Andalman

Lead, tank unit

John R. Anderson

Tech development team

John R. Anderson

Development team, studio tools R&D

Robert Anderson

Lead, reef unit

Anthony A. Apodaca

CG Supervisor, digital final/Tech development team

Katrina Archer

Development team, studio tools R&D

Cortney Armitage

CG artist, ocean unit

Jim Atkinson

Development team, studio tools R&D

Larry Aupperle

Tech development team

Carlos Baena

Animation

Bob Bain

Composer

James S. Baker

Addl storyboarding

Sanjay Bakshi

Development team, studio tools R&D

David Baraff

Tech development team

David Baraff

Development team, studio tools R&D

Alan Barillaro

Directing anim

James Bartel

Systems admin & support, information systems

Ronen Barzel

Tech development team

Byron Bashforth

CG artist, characters

Dana Batali

Lead, studio tools R&D

David Batte

Tech development team

David Batte

CG artist, characters

Bobby 'boom' Beck

Animation

Matthew Jon Beck

Casting

Jennifer Becker

Systems admin & support, information systems

Fareed Behmaram-mosavat

CG artist, tank unit/Tech development team

Chad Belteau

CG artist, tank unit

Chad Belteau

CG artist, characters

Gabriel Benveniste

Systems admin & support, information systems

Misha Berenstein

Animation

Courtney Bergin

Post prod Coordinator

Joel Berke

Music prod Assistant

Chris Bernardi

CG artist, reef unit

Chris Bernardi

Tech development team

Bill Bernstein

Music Editor

Randy Berrett

Art Director, environments

Bert Berry

Art Coordinator

Bert Berry

CG painter

Jason Bickerstaff

CG artist, characters

Bryan Bird

Systems admin & support, information systems

Sam 'penguin' Black

Development team, studio tools R&D

Malcolm Blanchard

Development team, studio tools R&D

Geefwee Boedoe

Visual development

Nelson 'rey' Bohol

Prod artist

Courtney Booker

Digital storyboarding

Brian Boyd

CG artist, sharks/Sydney unit

Brian Boyd

CG artist, characters

Max Brace

Addl storyboarding

Julian Bratolyubov

Music preparation

Sean Brennan

Systems admin & support, information systems

Shawn Brennan

CG artist, tank unit

Adam Bronstein

Story Coordinator

Dylan Brown

Supervisor anim

Jeanette Browning

Dial rec

Gary Bruins

CG artist, tank unit

Ian Buono

Development team, studio tools R&D

James Burgess

Photoscience Manager

Sharon Calahan

Director of Photography

Gordon Cameron

Development team, studio tools R&D

Daniel Campbell

Tech development team

Jim Capobianco

Story artist

Ronnie Del Carmen

Story Supervisor

Vince Caro

Addl dial rec

Loren C. Carpenter

Development team, studio tools R&D

Noelle P. Case

Editorial Coordinator

Ben Catmull

Animation

Michael Chann

Addl CG artist, tech development

Chris Chapman

CG artist, sharks/Sydney unit

Jun Han Cho

CG artist, sharks/Sydney unit

Jun Han Cho

Lead, ocean unit

Per Christensen

Development team, studio tools R&D

Anthony Christov

Art Director, environments

Claudia Chung

CG artist, digital final

Paul Cichocki

Post prod Supervisor

Terry Claborn

Col timer

Brian Clark

Addl CG artist, tech development

Scott Clark

Animation

D. J. Cleland-hura

Visual development

Rikki Cleland-hura

Addl visual development

Scott G. Clifford

Lead, ocean unit/Tank unit

Brett Coderre

Animation

Christopher Colby

Development team, studio tools R&D

Kim Collins

Unit Manager, reef unit

Lindsey Collins

Production Manager

Robin Cooper

Art Director, shading

Cindy Cosenzo

Addl prod support

Cosmic Don

Camera tech

Martin Costello

CG artist, characters

Tim Crawfurd

Animation

Travis Crenshaw

Foley rec

Heidi Cruz

Scheduling Coordinator

Will Csaklos

Story consultant

Bena Currin

Development team, studio tools R&D

Lars R. Damerow

Systems admin & support, information systems

Pamela Darrow

Unit Coordinator, characters

James G. Dashe

Systems admin & support, information systems

Ceri Davies

Addl Australian voice casting

Vinicius De Moraes

Composer

Jason Deamer

Addl char Designer

Peter Demoreuille

Development team, studio tools R&D

Tony Derose

Lead, studio tools R&D

Peter Deseve

Visual development

David Devan

Animation

Ross Dickinson

Systems admin & support, information systems

David Difrancesco

Photoscience Manager

Christopher Digiovanni

Fix anim/Anim wrangler

Airton Dittz Jr.

CG artist ocean unit/Tank unit

Brendan Donohoe

Development team, studio tools R&D

Doug Dooley

Animation

Max Drukman

Development team, studio tools R&D

Cynthia Dueltgen

Tech development team

Tom Duff

Tech development team

Tom Duff

Development team, studio tools R&D

Simon Dunsdon

CG artist, reef unit

Greg Dykstra

Sculptor

Teresa Eckton

Sound Effects Editor

Kevin Edwards

CG artist, sharks/Sydney unit

Miles Egan

Systems admin & support, information systems

Ralph Eggleston

Production Design

Arik Ehle

Unit Coordinator, tank unit

David Eisenmann

CG Supervisor, reef unit

Joseph 'rocket' Ekers

Story artist

Marguerite K. Enright

Assistant to the prod

Edward Escueta

Systems admin & support, information systems

Sandy Falby

Systems admin & support, information systems

Danielle Feinberg

CG Supervisor, ocean unit

Ike Feldman

Animation

Susan Fisher

Development team, studio tools R&D

Kurt Fleischer

Lead, studio tools R&D

Ziah Sarah Fogel

CG artist, tank unit

Ziah Sarah Fogel

CG artist, characters

Julian Fong

Development team, studio tools R&D

Michael Fong

CG Supervisor, global technology

Erik Forman

Manager and lead, information systems

Lisa Forssell

CG Supervisor, ocean unit

Jamie Frye

CG painter

Michael Fu

Lead, sharks/Sydney unit

Tony Fucile

Visual development

David Fulp

Prod artist

Mary Ann Gallagher

Lead, studio tools R&D

Christina Garcia

CG artist, sharks/Sydney unit

Grant Gatzke

Systems admin & support, information systems

Axel Geddes

1st Assistant Editor

Rob Gibbs

Addl storyboarding

Alisa Gilden

Manager and lead, information systems

Norman Gimbel

Composer

Louis Gonzales

CG artist, ocean unit

Craig Good

Senior layout artist

Carter Goodrich

Visual development

Andrew Gordon

Animation

Jinko Gotoh

Associate Producer

Joshua Grant

Systems admin & support, information systems

F. Sebastian Grassia

Development team, studio tools R&D

Brian Green

CG Supervisor, characters

Eric Gregory

Development team, studio tools R&D

Stephen Gregory

Animation

Susan Boylan Griffin

Development team, studio tools R&D

Stefan Gronsky

Tech development team

Stefan Gronsky

CG artist, ocean unit

Christina Haaser

CG artist, sharks/Sydney unit

Thomas Hahn

Lead, studio tools R&D

John Halstead

CG artist, tank unit

John Halstead

Tech development team

Jon Darrell Handy

Prod office Assistant

Bethany Jane Hanson

Systems admin & support, information systems

Nigel Hardwidge

CG artist, tank unit

Mark Harrison

Development team, studio tools R&D

Travis Hathaway

Animation

Warren Hays

Manager and lead, information systems

Jimmy Hayward

Animation

John Hazelton

Post prod projection

Jamie Hecker

Development team, studio tools R&D

Jason B. Hendrix

Systems admin & support, information systems

Yvonne Herbst

CG painter

Bernard Herrmann

Composer

Mary Hidalgo

Casting

Kearsley Higgins

Anim fix Coordinator

Suzanne Hightower-purcell

Unit Coordinator, reef unit

Al Hoffman

Composer

Lauren Alpert Hoffman

Tech development team

Xanthe Hohalek

Addl prod support

Jesse Hollander

CG Supervisor, tank unit

Joshua Hollander

Camera Manager

Joshua Hollander

Unit Manager, characters

Jeff Hollar

Development team, studio tools R&D

E. J. Holowicki

Sound Effects ed/Addl dial rec

Jisup Hong

Development team, studio tools R&D

Ling Hsu

Systems admin & support, information systems

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
May 30, 2003
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures
Distribution Company
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Country
United States
Location
Pixar Animation Studios, Richmond, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Award Wins

Best Animated Feature Film

2003

Best Animated Feature Film

2004
Andrew Stanton

Award Nominations

Best Original Screenplay

2003

Best Score

2003

Best Sound Editing

2003

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

The film ends with the statement: "For Glenn McQueen, 1960-2002." As noted in the DVD version of the film, McQueen, a longtime supervising animator at Pixar Studios, created such characters as "Woody" from Toy Story. Closing credits include a lengthy roster of acknowledgments, which includes several administrative departments, a list of babies born during production, and institutions such as the Aquarium of the Pacific and the City and County of San Francisco. An additional recognition reads: "Special thanks, Adam P. Summers, Fabulous Fish Guy University of California-Irvine."
       Press materials for the film state that Summers provided staff members with insights into marine life by holding "essentially graduate-level ichthyology courses." The closing credits also mention Finding Nemo books, video games, merchandise and soundtrack availability. After the credits end, an animated epilogue features a small fish being pursued by a large predator, which the little fish eats, followed by the statement: "Created and produced at Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, California." Several crew members also provided additional voices to the film, including writer-director Andrew Stanton, who provided the voice for "Crush."
       The following information, unless otherwise noted, was gathered from studio press materials and information provided on the 2003 Finding Nemo Collector's Edition DVD release: Stanton first conceived the story of a father fish searching for his lost son during a 1992 visit to Marine World in Vallejo, CA. He combined his experience there with his memories of a fish tank in his dentist's office, as well as his personal concerns about being an overprotective father to his son. Stanton co-wrote all four previous Pixar features and was the co-director of A Bug's Life (1998). Finding Nemo marked his solo feature directing debut.
       A crew of 180 people at Pixar Studios performed all of the animation for the film. Pixar's technical and creative team designed many new, innovative techniques to depict underwater imagery. Research and development began with identifying the key elements to underwater environments, including lighting, surge and reflections. Each animator was licensed in scuba diving for dives in Monterey and Hawaii, visited and studied various marine life aquariums, and watched Jacques Cousteau videos and underwater scenes in previous Walt Disney films, such as 1989's The Little Mermaid, for inspiration.
       In addition to analyzing and recreating realistic fish motion, six technical teams, specializing in the different settings used in the film, developed the individualized underwater environments. For instance, the reef scenes used a stylized, vibrantly colorful look, while the jellyfish scenes used a shading system the animators called "transblurrency," and the interior whale shots required constantly mobile, organic images of splashing water.
       Similarly, the underwater sound effects required a break with traditional Foley methods, which normally involves individuals approximating footsteps and other land-based noises utilizing ordinary materials. Many of the effects in Finding Nemo were manufactured, including the sound of "Marlin" and "Dory" bouncing on jellyfish, which sound designer Gary Rydstrom created by tapping his finger on a hot-water bottle. Other sounds were caught during real-life experiences, such as the dental drill sound, which was recorded while Rydstrom's assistant, Dee Selby, had a cavity filled. In addition, according to a June 26, 2003 Daily Variety article, Rydstrom relied on the sound library at the Skywalker studios for extra sound effects, and introduced the Kyma digital signal processor, which merged digitally stored sounds with noises Rydstrom made with his mouth. This technology was used in the shark chase scene, for which the designer combined the word "Nemo" with water noises. Thomas Newman's musical score was recorded with a 105-piece orchestra.
       The DVD adds that Stanton named the character of brat "Darla" after a producer of the 2002 Pixar film Monsters, Inc., Darla Anderson, who frequently played practical jokes on the director. After three years of work on the film, the first preview screening took place in October 2002, and received the highest ratings in Pixar history. The DVD version of Finding Nemo includes several deleted scenes, including one in which Marlin tells "Nemo" about his old home and Nemo recalls his mother's face; one in which the sharks play "ball" with a mine; and one in which Nemo learns that the story "Gill" told about his past was fabricated from a children's book.
       Reviews of the film were uniformly admiring. The Los Angeles Times critic commented on the "rapturous undersea-world-of-our-dreams colors" of the Great Barrier Reef and the "level of smarter-than-the-room humor noticeably wacky and sophisticated for studio family fare," while Variety called the film "a buoyant adventure that entertainingly continues the Disney/Pixar winning streak."
       On August 25, 2003, Daily Variety reported that Finding Nemo's box office had at that point reached $329.8 million domestically, making it the top-grossing cartoon of all time. The picture's success affected the already planned negotiations between Pixar and Disney, whose long-term distribution contract with the animation studio ends in 2005. [That contract affords Disney a distribution fee plus 50% of distribution-side box office in exchange for providing half of production costs for all Pixar features.] According to an August 8, 2003 Los Angeles Times article, Pixar executive Steve Jobs wanted to be allowed to retain ownership of the studio's films and pay Disney only a distribution fee. Although previous to Finding Nemo's success, Disney was reluctant to agree to the new terms, many trade articles noted that Pixar now had more hope of a favorable contract. The Los Angeles Times piece quoted Jobs as saying that he would prefer "to stay tied to Disney" but would look elsewhere if necessary.
       When Disney released Finding Nemo on VHS and DVD on November 4, 2003, it set the first-day sales record for home video, with Hollywood Reporter reporting an estimated eight million copies sold. In addition to being selected by AFI as one of the top ten films of 2003, Finding Nemo received the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and was nominated in the categories of Original Screenplay, Original Score and Sound. The picture was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture-Musical or Comedy; was named best animated film of the year by The National Board of Review; was selected as one of the Broadcast Film Critics Association's top ten films of the year as well as their pick for best animated film; and was listed on People and Newsweek magazines' top ten lists of 2003.

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2003 award for Outstanding Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Winner of the 2003 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing for Music in an Animated Feature Film by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Winner of the 2003 Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) award for Best Animated Film.

Released in United States Summer May 30, 2003

Re-released in United States Fall September 14, 2012

Released in United States on Video November 4, 2003

Released in United States September 2009

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2009) September 2-12, 2009.

Prints by Technicolor

PixarVision

Released in United States Summer May 30, 2003

Re-released in United States Fall September 14, 2012

Released in United States on Video November 4, 2003

Voted one of the 10 best films of 2003 by the American Film Institute (AFI).

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2009) September 2-12, 2009.)