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Trivia: Finding Nemo
  • Actor Allusion: Peach, played by Allison Janney (more famous for playing C.J. Cregg on The West Wing) announces that the dentist is about to do a root canal, bringing to mind the hilarious West Wing episode "Celestial Navigation".
    • There are a couple of allusions (the song "Beyond the Sea" and the line "That's my boy.") to Albert Brooks in My First Mister
  • All-Star Cast
  • Dueling Movies: With Dreamworks' Shark Tale.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Just about everyone. For example:
    • Albert Lawrence Einstein Albert Brooks as Marlin.
    • Ellen DeGeneres as Dory.
    • The Hulk as a vegetarian shark.
    • And Dame Edna Everage as Bruce.
    • Nemo spends some time in a dentist's fish tank with C. J. Cregg, Bill Deautrive, Ray's brother, Beth, Max and The Green Goblin. Every now and then, Captain Barbossa flies up to visit. Shane Botwin really got around when he was a little kid, didn't he?
    • Funny that Vicki Lewis and Stephen Root are again playing Cuckoolanders under the direction of the Only Sane Man (or Fish, in this case).
    • Australian television personality Rove McManus plays the crab who Dory threatens.
    • And, as usual, John Ratzenberger appears in this film. As an ENTIRE school of fish!
    • Gil is dubbed in European Spanish by Ramón Langa.
    • Mom, Phineas and Ferb got lost in Latin America! Phineas is Nemo in Mexico, while Ferb is the Brazilian Nemo.
    • The dentist is probably better known to international audiences as Ray Palmer in Kate's first flashback episode of LOST.
    • Near the end, did you hear the brother from Spy Kids?
    • Jess Harnell demonstrated in an interview that he was once Marlin's Other Darrin on a day when the original VO wasn't available.
    • The seagulls were voiced by the same person who voiced Tetsuo in the 1988 dub of AKIRA
    • Marlin's ill-fated wife in the beginning of the movie? Elizabeth Perkins from Weeds.
    • In French, Bruce's voice is provided by Richard Darbois, a Man of a Thousand Voices.
    • In Japan, Darla is Kate Hoshimiya/Lady Venera.
  • What Could Have Been: A deleted scene had Nemo making it through the sewage treatment plant. While this would have explained the question raised by the scene's absence, it was cut, possibly for being too frightening.
    • According to the DVD commentary, the director cut the scene for two reasons: First, it put too much more focus on Nemo- as Marlin is the main character of the film. Second, it didn't add anything that the rest of the movie hadn't already done; making it just a repeat of the filter scenes.
  • Nemo made an Early-Bird Cameo in Monsters, Inc. as a toy. Boo offers it to Sully (among other toys) when she finally returns to her room.

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