Finding Nemo is arguably one of Pixar’s most iconic films. Ten years later, it is still as hilarious to both kids and adults as it was when it first came out. So, in celebration of the upcoming 3D release, here are (in no particular order) ten of the film’s funniest scenes.
Dory speaks whale.
Easily one of the most memorable scenes, Dory’s facial expressions as she tries to summon the whale and attempt different dialects (“Did that sound a little orca-ish?”) will have moviegoers of all ages in stitches for years to come.
Bonus: After Dory and Marlin are dropped off at the Sydney harbour, Marlin gives his own attempt to thank the whale. Dory’s oblivious quip, “Wow, I wish I could speak whale…” is enough to make anyone double over with laughter.
Bubbles protects his bubbles.
Nemo gets a bit of a scare on his first day in the dentist’s tank when Bubbles swims furiously towards him as he is inspecting the trunk where he keeps his, erm, bubbles… This 7-second character introduction became one of the most quotable lines in the film, right up there with Dory’s “Just keep swimming!”
From Mount Wanna-hock-a-loogie to the Ring of Fire, Nemo’s induction to the tank is hilarious as the gang pulls off a rather anti-climatic “serious” ceremony. Ending with Gurgle’s final “Sharkbait” awkwardly trailing off, everything about this scene is absolutely priceless.
Marlin meets Dory.
If you were a kid when this movie came out, no doubt you could recite this scene forward and backwards, blindfolded with your hands tied. Between Dory’s apologetic explanation of her condition and Marlin’s disbelief, this scene gets better and better with every line.
Squirt gives the run-down.
Crush and Squirt put on an air of professionalism to help their new fish friends properly exit the current. Dory’s unwavering attention to their advice contrasts hilariously with Marlin’s look of sheer panic (“It’s like he’s trying to speak to me I know it!”) as they try to figure out just what Squirt means by “rip it, roll it, and punch it.”
Just keep swimming.
No list would be complete without Dory’s favourite phrase (second only to “P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney I remembered it again!”) It’s hard not to laugh as she happily breaks out into an opera version while leading Marlin down to the darkest part of the eerie ocean floor.
Fish are friends.
So a great white shark invites you to his party. What could possibly go wrong? At least that’s what Dory is thinking (definitely not Marlin). Thanks to the now-famous pledge (“fish are friends, not food!”), this scene is infinitely quotable – and, if you thought it was great before, just wait until you see these sharks in 3D!
Dory meets Squishy.
Dory unknowingly tries to befriend – but instead gets stung by – a tiny baby jellyfish, and the pair soon realizes they should have heeded her warning. But Dory’s adorably innocent attempt to adopt the jellyfish always brings a smile to any viewer’s face.
Marlin meets Crush.
Crush and Squirt give Marlin and Dory a proper lesson in exit etiquette and send them on their way, but not before giving us the most quotable scene in the entire movie. Now give me some fin, dude, yeah totally awesome, noggin!
The sharks’ meeting goes terribly wrong when Bruce-I-Never-Knew-My-Father gets a whiff of Dory’s blood and forgets his “fish are friends” promise. But Dory saves the day by remembering that oh yeah she can read! Well, sort of. Either way, this line never gets old.
Finding Nemo 3D swims into cinemas March 29th!