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High watermark in animation

The film creates a captivating world

The film creates a captivating world  

Finding Nemo (English) Voice cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGenres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Geoffery Rush Director: Andrew Stanton

THE DARK deep seas come to the fore like never before. No nether world violence, no murky goings-on, Finding Nemo is a heart-warming tale of a father's search for his child.

Only thing is here we have a Father Fish and a Child Fish. The father is as usual concerned about the baby, his safety, his pranks.

The kiddo is also, as usual, up to some tricks every day, every moment. All is fine and quite hilarious until one day he goes for a swim too far and into a diver's net. As the father starts a search for the child the viewers are treated to some breathtaking spectacles of the world under water - beautiful, enchanting, gripping.

Yes, Marlin is looking for Nemo but his search is so engrossing that you and I want him to rescue his baby with almost as much passion as we would for a human being.

Along the way, he finds his own companion in this Walt Disney-Pixar creation replete with superb computer graphics and wonderful voiceover.

The dialogues are cute, tender, the moments between the baby lost and found even more so. It has strong visual narrative, breathtaking locales and very human situations. Finding Nemo has Sharon Calahan and Jeremy Lasky's camera and Albert Brooks and Alexander Gould's voices.

They do their job with such splendid ease that the film on fish is never a fishy affair, never a dull moment despite being removed from the world of humans.

All this makes it a real heart-warming film when you are through with the festivities. Yes, little Nemo is irresistibly beautiful. And the film memorably breathtaking! Watch it. After Monsters' Inc this is the best bet you have to take your kids out. And if Grandma wants a day out, it is not a bad idea at all!

ZIYA US SALAM

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