Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo trivia picture

Trivia: In the waiting room of the dentist's office you can see a Buzz Lightyear action figure lying on the floor. (00:25:35)

Finding Nemo mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When the dentist wants to put Nemo in a bag, it's a resealable one with a seam at the top. When he finally catches him, it has changed to a normal plastic bag.

Dr Wilson

Finding Nemo mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Before Nemo is initiated into the Tank Gang, Brother Bloat introduces the Ring of Fire. Bloat then retreats and goes between the on-looking fish. In the next shot Bloat is on the outside/right. In the following shot Bloat is again in the middle. (00:38:15)

Finding Nemo mistake picture

Continuity mistake: The "'For a bite that counts', alligator floss'" poster on the wall moves further from the window as Phillip Sherman grabs Nigel, then it suddenly moves back to its original position. The poster is first visible close to the window in an earlier shot. (01:19:50)

Finding Nemo mistake picture

Deliberate mistake: When Dory is inside the whale, she doesn't have the scars from the jellyfish sting anymore. [This is actually a long-standing Disney tradition. The company seems to believe that it is less traumatic to see violence onscreen if the evidence is gone immediately (blood, scars, etc. always disappear). Still an error, but it wasn't the fault of the CGI animators.] (01:09:30)

Finding Nemo mistake picture

Continuity mistake: As the fishing net is being pulled up, a fisherman is shown to the left of two wires on the boat leaning on his elbow. Then in the very next shot, the fisherman is in between the two wires, and now he is leaning on his hand.

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: He isn't between the wires.

Finding Nemo mistake picture

Factual error: At the end of the movie it shows all of the aquarium fish in the ocean inside of their bags. It also shows the bags almost completely out of the water with only a small portion under water while the bags are almost completely filled with water. With this amount of water the bags should be submerged underwater with only the little amount of air showing on the surface, because water is not lighter than water; water weighs the same. (01:32:40)

Finding Nemo mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Marlin and Coral check on the eggs in the nest, when they first look, no eggs can be seen at the mouth of the cave but a couple of shots later the eggs appear.

Phil Watts

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: The reason the eggs appear is that the camera may have moved downwards, thus closer to the eggs that would have been at the bottom of the hollow. If it was more upwards, as in the first shot, the eggs would have been below the camera's view.

Finding Nemo mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Marlin gets the fishing net off Nemo and talks to him a little about sea turtles, the rocks and seaweed nearby change between shots.

Factual error: The film is explicitly set on the east coast of Australia. However Nigel is a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), a species only found in the Americas. The only pelican species found in Australia is the Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) which is mainly white, with black wing tips. If a Brown pelican was somehow transported to Australia and subsequently escaped into the wild, it would have been caught and destroyed under Australia's strict quarantine laws.

More mistakes in Finding Nemo

Gurgle: Oh, the human mouth is a disgusting place.

More quotes from Finding Nemo

Trivia: The dentist's name, P. Sherman, is a homage to the many Filipino crew members, whose native accent made the English word 'fisherman' sound like P. Sherman.

MovieFan612 Premium member

More trivia for Finding Nemo

Question: I read somewhere that there is a reference to fight club in this film. I just wondered if anyone had spotted it and if they have can they point it out please?

Answer: This reference is pretty hard to spot. You need to be very familiar with Fight Club and David Fincher. The reference occurs in the scene when Gill is describing the plan to escape from the fish tank. The camera work and linear flow through a sequence of events closely remembles the early scene in Fight Club where the Narrator describes what is about to occur in Operation Mayhem.

hannisen

More questions & answers from Finding Nemo

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.