Did you watch the movie Finding Nemo back in 2003 during its first theatrical run, or did you watch it at home later when your children or grandchildren were the right age? My kids were five and six, so we went to the theater, and I think I enjoyed it more than they did. They didn't have the context to be impressed by the amazing animation, the marine species, the geography, the familiar voices, and the subtle references. But they did enjoy it. Check out some of the other things that went into Finding Nemo.
10. Nemo was shown initially in Monsters, Inc.
This is how Pixar silently begins to announce their upcoming films. Nemo was a toy in Boo’s room if you go back and watch the movie.
9. The pitch was a lot longer than it needed to be for the film.
The pitch lasted for about an hour during which the director was very animated in telling the head of Pixar just what he wanted to do. When he was done all that was said was “you had me at fish”.
Read more trivia about Finding Nemo at TVOM.