#Movie Review: Just Keep Swimming w/ @DisneyPixar Finding Nemo on Blu-ray

We had a tough day here at 2 Kids and a Coupon. Being 3 is tough enough, but my little guy had a fight with a kitty he was petting at preschool and came home covered in some pretty serious scratches. While they weren’t serious, they were fairly large and my guy who thinks he’s now a man kept insisting they were shark bites (keep in mind we live in Iowa, LOL).  I guess it was great timing that one of our review projects for the weekend features his favorite fish and of course sharks the beloved Disney Pixar film Finding Nemo.

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” dives back into homes this coming holiday in breathtaking Blu-rayTM. The must-“sea,” must-own Oscar®-winning underwater adventure—featuring the unforgettable Marlin, his forgetful friend Dory and the lovable young Nemo—swims into living rooms for the first time ever in high-definition Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and Digital platforms on December 4, 2012.
The film fully immerses viewers in the stunning underwater world of Finding Nemo! From the creators of Toy Story and Monsters, Inc., Disney•Pixar’s critically acclaimed and heartwarming tale splashes off the screen with brilliant digital picture, high definition sound and breathtaking 3D bonus features that transport you beyond your imagination.
“Finding Nemo,” first released in theaters in 2003, earned the Oscar® for Best Animated Feature Film and remains the fifth highest grossing animated film worldwide. In 2008, the American Film Institute named ―Finding Nemo‖ among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made, and it is the second highest grossing Pixar film to date (behind “Toy Story 3”).
The Blu-ray 2D and 3D debuts mark the first time ―Finding Nemo‖ has ever been available in these hi-def formats. Featuring pristine high definition picture and sound, the Blu-ray creates an incredible at-home experience with a host of interactive features and bonus features including 3D Virtual Aquariums, 2D Virtual Aquariums, CineExplore, A Filmmakers’ Roundtable and more.
The hi-def home entertainment release of “Finding Nemo” will be available as a 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition (2 Blu-ray 2D + 1 Blu-ray 3D + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy), 3-Disc Collector’s Edition (2 Blu-ray 2D + 1 DVD), 3D Digital & High-Definition Digital formats.


Here’s a fun clip!


I admit that no one in our family had seen Finding Nemo until a few months ago when it was re-released to theaters. Being the movie junkies we are, we had somehow missed seeing this one and our whole family loved this tale of this endearing little fish, his dad and all their friends. It was great seeing it on the big screen, and even better being able to bring it home this weekend to enjoy in our own theater. Watching it home tonight we were able to catch so many more of the amazing hidden gems and details that Disney Pixar always includes in their flicks and my little man (still recovering from his shark bites) was caught up in the action of Nemo’s adventure. In addition to enjoying the film and some snuggle time together, we also had some good conversations inspired by the film on why mommy’s and daddy’s have rules for their kids and that you have to do what your parents say to help stay safe.

Finding Nemo is also jam-packed with all kind of special features! Here’s a list of some of the goodies you’ll find!

Blu-ray 3D Disc:
 3D HD Aquariums

Blu-ray Disc One:

  •   Knick Knack‖ Theatrical Short Film (Rated: G)
  •   Aquarium
  •   CineExplore
  •   Finding Nemo – A Filmmakers’ Roundtable
  •   Reinventing the Submarine Voyage
  •   Deleted Scene: “Alt Opening”
  •   A Lesson in FlashbacksBlu-ray Disc Two:
  •   Aquariums
  •   Art Review
  •   Classic Content
     Making Nemo Exploring the Reef Studio Tour
     Old School
     Outtakes Deleted Scenes
     Publicity Pieces
     Mr. Ray’s Encyclopedia


  •   Knick Knack‖ Theatrical Short Film (Rated: G)
  •   Finding Nemo – A Filmmakers’ Roundtable
  •   Aquarium


  •   Knick Knack‖ Theatrical Short Film (Rated: G)
  •   Finding Nemo – A Filmmakers’ Roundtable
  •   Deleted Scene: ―Alt Opening‖
  •   A Lesson in Flashbacks
  •   Art Review
  •   Classic Content Making Nemo
     Exploring the Reef Studio Tour
     Old School
     Outtakes
     Deleted Scenes
     Publicity Pieces 

    Those who would like to stay connected with the exciting “Finding Nemo” release are encouraged to:


Overall, Finding Nemo is an excellent family film and a must own for all Disney Pixar fans. Our family enjoyed it in theaters and again on Blu-ray and are happy to have this as part of our collection since we are certain to be watching it many times in the future. Finding Nemo is rated G and is suitable for all ages. There are a couple very slightly scary scenes with predatory fish that might startle very young kids, but nothing that a few cuddles on the couch won’t cure.


For more information on the film, visit the links below:


Look for Finding Nemo in stores everywhere on December 4th and you can also pre-order on Amazon here. Now we just have to avoid shark bites at preschool.   =0)




  1. Poor thing! Hope he is feeling better and has learned to leave the kitty alone.

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