Read here the 10 most interesting and fun facts about the movie “Finding Nemo”!
1. Marlin was a protective parent because Andrew Stanton (the film’s director) was a protective parent.
2. Darla is named after Darla Anderson, the producer of Monsters, Inc.
3. The tiki heads in the tank are caricatures of Pixar employees. To be specific, they’re caricatures of Peter Sohn (production artist), Nelson Bohol (production artist), and Ricky Nierva (art director/characters).
4. One of the boats is named after Andrew Stanton’s dad’s boat.
5. The turtle kids’ shells are meant to look like Hawaiian shirts. They come in three basic patterns: several flowers, one big flower, and tie-dyed. Each design has a couple different color variations in the film.
6. A tool called Pisces was used to create the schools of fish. It was used to simulate the behaviors of tiny schools of fish in the reef, the medium school of moonfish giving Dory and Marlin directions, and even the HUGE schools of fish in the backgrounds of scenes.
7. The seagulls “mine” squawks were translated into languages other than English. These languages included Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Swedish, Russian, Hebrew, Czech, Tagalog, Greek, Nepalese, Serbo-Croatian, Farsi, and Scottish Gaelic. You can potentially learn how to say “mine” in over 15 languages!
8. There’s a lot hiding in Dr. Sherman’s office. You’ve probably already noticed the incredible comic the little boy is reading. Next time you watch the movie, keep an eye out for a couple of lighthouse lamps. They’re modeled after the Thacher Island Twin Lights in New England. There are two lighthouses on either side of the office just like there are two lighthouses on either side of the island in Massachusetts.
9. Geoffrey Rush literally held his tongue when recording some of his lines. Why? So his character Nigel would actually sound like he had Marlin and Dory in his beak as he talked.
10. The reef is split into three simplified ideas: tall vertical things, big flat horizontal things, and round masses.