The Academy Award winning Finding Nemo was a massive success when originally released in 2003, so it's no surprise that it should be given a 3D upgrade on its 10th anniversary.
When a plucky young clownfish called Nemo goes missing on his first day of school, it's up to his overly-protective dad Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) to find him. Before long he encounters Dory (Ellen Degeneres), a quirky regal tang with the memory of a... well, fish. She provides most of the laughs, as they go on an adventure that she keeps forgetting. In an ocean teeming with life, they also cross paths with Bruce - a great white shark who is trying to change his reputation, a surfer dude turtle called Crush, and all manner of sea monsters and crabby crustaceans.
Meanwhile, Nemo finds himself trapped in a Dentists fish tank. Thankfully, his aquarium companions have formulated a plan to escape. Facing impossible odds, it is going to take every ounce of determination and a lot of help from their friends to be reunited again.
I've always used Disney Pixar Blu-rays to showcase the wonders of 3D television to would-be adopters. Finding Nemo 3D is equally breathtaking to behold, with rainbow coloured coral, ripples of light and tiny shimmering organisms bringing the ocean to life. Computer generated animation lends itself to 3D conversion far better than post-processed live-action ever can.
Finding Nemo is still great fun a decade on, and remains a firm Pixar favourite. With a sequel planned for 2015 entitled Finding Dory, 3D Blu-ray is the perfect way to discover or re-visit the original.
The 3D disc contains a single, if rather pretty extra where you can select from seven aquarium scenes to enjoy. A 2nd disc containing a 2D version of the film and additional extras is also included but was not available at the time of review.
Review by: Mark O'Connell
Review Date: 2nd June 2013
Finding Nemo 3D
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