Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that even though there are no traditional bad guys in Finding Nemo, there are still some very scary moments, including large creatures with zillions of sharp teeth, the apparent death of a major character, and many tense scenes with characters in peril. And at the very beginning of the movie, Marlin's wife and all but one of their eggs are eaten by a predator -- a scene that could very well upset little kids. Expect a little potty humor amid the movie's messages of teamwork, determination, loyalty, and a father's never-ending love for his son. The issue of Nemo's stunted fin is handled exceptionally well -- matter-of-factly but frankly.
In the short film Knick Knack, which appears on some DVDs, the female characters have exaggerated breasts.
Scary creatures with lots of very sharp teeth, the apparent death of a major character, and many tense scenes with characters in peril.
Diverse characters get along well, and a disabled character is brave and capable. A father searches tirelessly for his son and learns a lesson in letting go and letting him grow up.
This movie is part of the Disney-Pixar dynasty, with plenty of merchandise associated with the film.
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The sharks attend a 12-step-type of meeting to get them to stop eating fish, but only adults will get the reference.