Review: Finding Nemo 3D Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack

When Finding Nemo came back out in theaters in 3D I took Eva to go and see it. Finding Nemo is one of those movies that Eva loves to watch but at the same time she is afraid of it. Of course the sharks starting to frenzy in 3D is a bit terrifying even for parents, especially if you are terrified of sharks. But with the sharks aside (And I love that the Great White is named Bruce which was he name of the model shark in the movie Jaws) the movie is really cute and funny. Eva loves it because of Ellen and pretty much only likes those parts with her.

Finding Nemo is an adorable movie and for the first time it is available in High Definition in a Blu-Ray combo pack, there are a few versions out including a 3D version. We just got the straight up Blu-Ray and DVD version with an extra Blu-Ray with extra features. The extra features are a nice inclusion onto the set and the movie looks incredible in Hi-Def as well. It is certainly one we will continue to watch over and over, especially as we introduce Andrew to movies. Knowing him, he’ll probably laugh at the shark and not be afraid at all.

I have a couple of clips from the movie as well as some of the special feature clips to share as well as some fun activities. I’ll drop the activities her first and then the clips.

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Movie Clips

Mr. Ray Sings His Lesson

The Drop Off

Fish Are Friends

Special Bonus Clips

Director Andrew Stanton compares looking at the alternate opening that got replaced to looking at your school photos and worrying that you look like a dork

Director Andrew Stanton discusses how he eventually came to tell the story of Finding Nemo in a linear fashion rather than using flashbacks which are a film school no-no

Filmmakers reminisce about working with Albert Brooks (Marlin) and the alleged theft of a stapler in the 4th grade!


BURBANK, Calif. (October 1, 2012) — Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” dives back into homes this coming holiday in breathtaking Blu-ray. 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.


In this stunning underwater adventure teeming with memorable comedic characters and heartfelt emotion, “Finding Nemo” follows the momentous journey of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) and his young son Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould). When the two are unexpectedly separated in the Great Barrier Reef, Nemo is carried far from his ocean home and deposited in a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son––who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

“Finding Nemo” is directed by Oscar® winner Andrew Stanton, co-directed by Oscar winner Lee Unkrich, produced by Graham Walters. The music is from Thomas Newman and screenplay is written by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds.

The characters in the film features the voices of Willem Dafoe (as Gill), Brad Garrett (as Bloat), Allison Janney (as Peach), Austin Pendleton (as Gurgle), Stephen Root (as Bubbles), Vicki Lewis (as Deb/Flo), Joe Ranft (as Jacques) Geoffrey Rush (as Nigel), Elizabeth Perkins (as Coral), Bob Peterson (as Mr. Ray), Barry Humphries (as Bruce), Eric Bana (as Anchor), Bruce Spence (as Chum), and director Andrew Stanton (as Crush).


For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

Disclosure: We were provided the Finding Nemo DVD/Blu-ray Combo pack to watch and review. Opinions about it are 100% my own.

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  1. Way back when Finding Nemo first came out I didn’t buy it because I didn’t have kids then. Now I’ve exposed my kids to everything Disney and Pixar on the planet so it’s only logical that this movie was also on the list. I decided to add it to my Blockbuster @ Home movie queue which is available through DISH and the movie should be here in the next day or two via mail. My favorite characters in the film are Dory and the turtles. My DISH co-worker likes the starfish whose name neither one of us can remember. I’m so excited to watch this movie with the kids and see the excitement on their faces.

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