Top 22 Finding Nemo Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Finding Nemo facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Finding Nemo film message.

Bruce the shark starts crying when Marlin starts talking about Nemo, saying "I never knew my father". Male sharks mate with the female then leave, so baby sharks never actually meet their father.
Bruce the shark starts crying when Marlin starts talking about Nemo, saying "I never knew my father". Male sharks mate with the female then leave, so baby sharks never actually meet their father.
The dentist in 'Finding Nemo' (2003) emerges from the bathroom immediately after flushing and goes to work in his patient's mouth without washing his hands.
The dentist in 'Finding Nemo' (2003) emerges from the bathroom immediately after flushing and goes to work in his patient's mouth without washing his hands.

Finding Nemo Trivia

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  1. Gill is a moorish idol. This species is known to not handle captivity well, so him being the one who constantly comes up with escape plans makes sense.

Finding Nemo Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Marlin and Nemo both find Dory.

Finding Nemo Hidden Details

Crush is portrayed high because sea turtles eat jellyfish and the poison inside the jelly doesn't harm them but instead intoxicates them much like marijuana does for humans

1 - Bruce the shark cries saying he never knew his father. In real life, female sharks avoid male sharks after getting pregnant, including the ones that impregnated them.
Bruce the shark cries saying he never knew his father. In real life, female sharks avoid male sharks after getting pregnant, including the ones that impregnated them.
1 - When the dentist is leaving the bathroom the toilet can still be heard flushing and he zips up his pants, meaning he didn't wash his hands before going back to work. Gross.
When the dentist is leaving the bathroom the toilet can still be heard flushing and he zips up his pants, meaning he didn't wash his hands before going back to work. Gross.
1 - Peach says, "9:00, and cue Dentist!" which is followed by the Dentist entering, saying, "Hello Barbara. Sorry I'm late." which indicates that the Dentist is late so often that it has become routine for him to be late.
Peach says, "9:00, and cue Dentist!" which is followed by the Dentist entering, saying, "Hello Barbara. Sorry I'm late." which indicates that the Dentist is late so often that it has become routine for him to be late.
1 - The boy in the dentist waiting room is reading a magazine with Mr Incredible on it
The boy in the dentist waiting room is reading a magazine with Mr Incredible on it
1 - One of the fish, Deb, thinks she has a twin sister, Flo. These names are a play on the words 'Ebb and flow'.
One of the fish, Deb, thinks she has a twin sister, Flo. These names are a play on the words 'Ebb and flow'.

Marlin explains to Dory why the jellyfish sting didn't hurt him, and at the beginning of the movie you can hear the Sea anemone sting Marlin as he swims through it.

1 - When the school of fish turn into a pirate ship, a fish on the far right can be seen walking the plank and falling off the ship
When the school of fish turn into a pirate ship, a fish on the far right can be seen walking the plank and falling off the ship

Buzz Lightyear is in Finding Nemo (2003), scene is when Nemo gets to the Dentist and looks out into the lobby

1 - After the barracuda attack, you can see a scratch on Nemo's egg. This scratch is the reason he has his 'lucky' fin.
After the barracuda attack, you can see a scratch on Nemo's egg. This scratch is the reason he has his 'lucky' fin.
1 - You can see Gurgle covering his genitals while being scanned by the Aqua Scum 2003. Also the model is the year the movie came out.
You can see Gurgle covering his genitals while being scanned by the Aqua Scum 2003. Also the model is the year the movie came out.
1 - Nemo said "Sandy plankton says that turtles live for 100" years which we learn is wrong. Sandy Plankton's misinformation was set up earlier in the movie when he called the boat a "butt"
Nemo said "Sandy plankton says that turtles live for 100" years which we learn is wrong. Sandy Plankton's misinformation was set up earlier in the movie when he called the boat a "butt"
1 - Peach the star fish says "we've got a live one!" Referring to the fact that the dentists patient is not put under ("dead") for a painful surgery.
Peach the star fish says "we've got a live one!" Referring to the fact that the dentists patient is not put under ("dead") for a painful surgery.
1 - : This is Pearl the octopus and she speaks about one of her short tentacles. It's alluding the truth - male octopuses mate using a shortened tentacle: the male genitalia. The male octopus rips said tentacle off in order for the female to inseminate herself, and he grows another.
: This is Pearl the octopus and she speaks about one of her short tentacles. It's alluding the truth - male octopuses mate using a shortened tentacle: the male genitalia. The male octopus rips said tentacle off in order for the female to inseminate herself, and he grows another.

During the ring of fire scene, as nemo is swimming up the volcano and the other tank fish are there, the yellow one keeps twitching because there are bubbles coming out the top and he's trying to restrain himself. He loves bubbles.

1 - Nemo escapes to the Ocean by flushing down a drain. However in real life, the fish would die due to the force exerted by flushing a drain.
Nemo escapes to the Ocean by flushing down a drain. However in real life, the fish would die due to the force exerted by flushing a drain.
1 - Marlin is knocked unconscious, and wakes up to find Coral and all but one of their eggs gone after a barracuda attack. The last remaining egg has a faint crack around the shell which explains Nemos "lucky fin".
Marlin is knocked unconscious, and wakes up to find Coral and all but one of their eggs gone after a barracuda attack. The last remaining egg has a faint crack around the shell which explains Nemos "lucky fin".
Finding Nemo poster
Finding Nemo poster

Finding Nemo Plot

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Finding Nemo. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director Andrew Stanton
Stars Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
IMDB score 8.1