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Blu-ray Review: Beautiful ‘Finding Nemo’ Was Made For HD

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CHICAGO – Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” disappointed somewhat when it was recently re-released in 3D with grosses that paled in comparison to 3D reboots of “Beauty & the Beast” and “The Lion King.” Perhaps it’s because the movie was so beautiful in two dimensions that fans didn’t think it needed a third. The new Blu-ray release in time for the holiday season certainly makes the case as this is undeniably one of Pixar’s absolute best.

HollywoodChicago.com Blu-ray rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

Few films hold up on repeat viewing (and, trust me, as the father of a Pixar-loving toddler, I can say this with experience) as much as “Finding Nemo,” a beautiful tale of letting our children venture out into an unsafe world. It’s visually confident, contains perfect voice work, and a strength of storytelling that matches with the best of the Disney canon. Decades from now, kids will love Nemo the way we loved Snow White, Pinocchio, and the other timeless characters of the Disney archive. And so any Blu-ray release of “Finding Nemo” is a valuable, especially when the company continues to release Blu-rays with perfect HD video and audio. “Nemo” has never looked this good. And choosing to accompany the release with “Knick Knack,” the first short that earned Pixar some attention, was a smart move. It’s an important short and so it makes sense to put on the company’s most important film.

Finding Nemo was released on Blu-ray on December 4, 2012
Finding Nemo was released on Blu-ray on December 4, 2012
Photo credit: Disney

Synopsis:
Sea it like never before! For the first time ever, through the magic of Blu-ray, fully immerse yourself in the stunning underwater world of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo! From the creators of Toy Story and Monsters, Inc., this critically acclaimed and heartwarming tale splashes off the screen with brilliant digital picture, high definition sound and breathtaking interactive bonus features that transport you beyond your imagination.

In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin (Albert Brooks), an overly protective clownfish, embarks on a daring rescue mission when his beloved son, Nemo, gets scooped up by a diver. With his unforgettable friend Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) by his side, Marlin encounters an ocean full of memorable comedic characters on his momentous journey to find Nemo.

Bring home the humor and heartfelt emotion of the epic adventure that captured the Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature Film” (2003) - now more awesome than ever on Disney Blu-ray!

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Special Features:
o Aquarium
o CineExplore
o Reinventing The Submarine Voyage
o Deleted Scene: Alternate Opening
o A Lesson In Flashbacks
o Finding Nemo: A Filmmakers’ Discussion
o Knick Knack Theatrical Short
o Art Review
o Outtakes And Deleted Scenes

“Finding Nemo” was released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 4, 2012.

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
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