Top 5 Facts about Finding Nemo

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5. Bruce was named for the model shark from Jaws. Stephen Spielberg’s famous model shark was nicknamed Bruce by the cast of Jaws as well as Spielberg himself. Spielberg named that prop after his lawyer Bruce Ramer. #Jaws

4. Director Andrew Stanton provided the voice of Crush. Stanton originally voiced Crush in a rough cut while lying down on a couch in his office. He originally had no intention on keeping it in for the final film. However, after his surfer dude voice tested well in screenings, Crush made it into the final film. #Dude

3. Finding Nemo had the largest opening weekend for an animated film. Finding Nemo was also the highest box office G rated film until Pixar’s own Toy Story 3 took that honor. It is the 35th highest grossing film of all time. Nemo also holds the record for DVD sells at 40 million. #boxoffice

2. Finding Nemo was the first Pixar movie to take place outside of the U.S. Finding Nemo was notably the first Pixar film to take place outside of the United States. It became a predecessor for future films such as Ratatouille and Cars 2. #foreigner

1. Work on Finding Nemo began in 1997. Andrew Stanton, the director and co-writer of Finding Nemo, used his relationship with his son as inspiration for the story. Stanton states that he was being overprotective as a parent and spoiling his relationship with his son. #Stanton

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