Finding Nemo is returning to theaters today September 14th as a 3D conversion of the original film. I had a chance to catch an advance screening of the film and I loved the Nemo 3D cinema experience.

Finding Nemo is one of my all time favorite Disney family films and I really enjoyed being able to experience it again now in 3D. Watching the film again as a parent was also different as I could definitively relate to some of the lessons of the film about parenting and learning not to be too overprotective.

Watching the movie in 3D definitely enhanced the already lush and beautiful ocean world and really made some objects and characters literally “pop out” of the screen.

Something else I would like to mention is the Disney Pixar short, “Partysaurus Rex,” that played before the feature movie. This animated 3D story features Rex being introduced to bath playtime and meeting the bath time toys for the first time. After bath time ends Rex uses his arms to keep the party going by turning on the water and allowing the toys to float freely. It all gets a bit out of control when the water overloads and he has to deal with a very messy party. This short is extremely funny and it was one of the highlights of the entire movie experience.

If you love Disney movies and you enjoy watching films in 3D I recommend you go watch Finding Nemo 3D starting September 14th, 2012. It is a fantastic family friendly film that will warm your heart and take you on a thrilling underwater adventure to remember.

Academy Award®-winning film “Finding Nemo” returns to the big screen for the first time ever in thrilling Disney Digital 3D™.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 sonNemo (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.

A new Disney•Pixar short, “Partysaurus Rex,” will make a splash in theatres this fall in front of “Finding Nemo.”  The short, directed by Pixar veteran animator Mark Walsh and produced by Kim Adams, gives a starring role to Rex and also features Buzz, Woody and the rest of the “Toy Story” gang.


  • “Finding Nemo” won the 2003 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated for Original Screenplay, Original Score and Sound Editing. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture–Comedy or Musical.
  • At the time of its release, “Finding Nemo” was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all time. It 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.

Disclosure: I received free tickets to facilitate this post. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.