Reflecting on that, it is hard to believe that a decade has passed since Nemo appeared on the big screen. This year, the creators have latched on to the 3D bandwagon and have rendered a re-telling of the story in the new format.
In case you’ve forgotten, Finding Nemo tells the story of the overprotective clownfish, Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks, aka Hank Scorpio in The Simpsons), who embarks on a thrilling journey to find his only son Nemo (Alexander Gould) when little Nemo is unexpectedly captured from his ocean home and brought to a fish tank in a dentist’s office.
Along the way, Marlin meets forgetful blue tang fish Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), and together they conquer incredible dangers and battle with the impossible – which generates plenty of Disney’s trademark laugh-out-loud moments.
The film has been a big success – it won an Academy Award for best animated feature, and generated millions of DVD sales (it’s an old reliable for babysitters worldwide).
The story itself is fantastic – however, the added third dimension does little to enhance the movie.
Sure, the film looks a lot crisper, but when we consider the possibilities of 3D (especially after Life of Pi, another sea-based story), there’s nothing too special about Finding Nemo 3D.
Take the opportunity to relive the story on the big screen, and introduce it to a younger generation – but don’t expect anything special.
Finding Nemo is in cinemas March 23.