Finding Nemo

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Name: Finding Nemo, Finding Dory
Date(s): 2003 and 2016
Medium: animated films (tie-in books, video games and merchandise)
Country of Origin: United States
External Links:
Finding Nemo
at IMDb
at Wikipedia
Finding Dory
at IMDb
at Wikipedia
"illustration of Marlin and Dory"
Marlin and Dory - Finding Nemo by agapetos (2010)
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Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It tells the story of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin who, along with a regal blue tang named Dory, searches for his missing son Nemo. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and comes to terms with Nemo taking care of himself.

The film yielded a sequel called Finding Dory released in 2016 produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures focusing on the amnesiac fish Dory, who journeys to be reunited with her parents.


Finding Nemo

Nemo a disabled clownfish is kidnapped by a dentist in Sydney, Australia. His father Marlin goes looking for him along with Dory, a blue tang who suffers from acute short-term memory loss, who offers her help.

Meanwhile Nemo finds himself in the dentist's aquarium Philip Sherman where he meets the "Tank Gang", including yellow tang Bubbles, starfish Peach, cleaner shrimp Jacques, blowfish Bloat, royal gramma Gurgle, and damselfish Deb, led by Gill, a Moorish idol. Nemo learns he is to be given to Sherman's niece, Darla, who has killed her previous fish.

With five days to go until Darla's visit, the Tank Gang make plans for Nemo's escape while his father travels the open sea facing various adversities alongside Dory in order to rescue his son.

Finding Dory

After the events of the first film, Dory starts living with Marlin and Nemo, until one day she remembers who six parents are and where she came from, thus starting a journey in search of her lost family.


Many of the franchise's fanworks were first found in the FFN, AO3 and DeviantArt, having recently an increasing number of works published in the Twitter and Wattpad. Such fanworks mainly focus on the characters Marlin, Nemo, and Dory. The most common tropes are Human AU and Missing Scenes.


Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.




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