If you haven’t yet seen Finding Nemo then you’ve probably been living in a clam, in which case I’m sorry! Thankfully you will have a chance to see Finding Nemo in 3D – better, brighter and more colorful than ever before. Finding Nemo 3D follows the epic journey of an adventurous clownfish named Nemo and his overly protective father Marlin – who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is taken far from his ocean home. He is trapped in a fish tank, in a dentist office, at P Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.
As many parents can relate nothing – not fear, not jelly fish, nor sharks or a forgetful fish named Dory can keep Marlin from finding his son. It’s on this journey that both Marlin and Nemo find out just what each other are made of. They also find that love really does conquer all.
As a parent I could relate on so many levels. I have “lost” my child for a split second at a family get together. You know how it goes. They get passed from one relative to the next and before you know it you’re not sure where they went. Despite the fact that she was with family I found myself panicking. I know the desperation that Marlin felt. I also know the fear and indecision we face when determining when it’s time to let go.
On my daughters first birthday she was diagnosed with a subdural hemotoma and an Arachnoid Cyst on her brain. I find myself constantly torn between pushing her to live despite it and protecting her from the risk of further damage. Every time she leaves my side I wonder if she will be okay without me. If whoever she is with really understands the peril she could face. I, like Marlin, have come to realize that at the end of the day we teach them the best we can and the rest is up to them. In the wise words of Crush “You never really know, but when they know, you know, y’know?”
Throughout the story my attention was divided between the journey of Marlin and Nemo and the beauty of the sea in 3D. Finding Nemo 3D is a truly stunning underwater adventure. In 3D you feel as though you’re swimming into The Great Barrier reef where as 2D can only allude to it’s depth.
I often found myself getting caught up in schools of swimming fish or trying to keep myself from spinning upside down as we exited the EAC. Seeing Finding Nemo 3D truly opens you to a whole new world. Make sure you catch it in theaters on September 14th! Show up to the theater early too. You won’t want to miss the Pixar animated short “Partysaurus Rex.”
You didn’t really think Toy Story 3 was the end did you? Okay, I did too but the gang is back! Although this time it’s Rex who steals the show. He isn’t the same quiet, stammering dinosaur we used to know. Rex becomes the life of the party, the hot tub party that is. His bubble-bath bash impresses everyone from the bathtub crew to Buzz, Woody and the rest of the “Toy Story” gang. With strobe lights, pulsating music and lots of laughs kids and adults alike are going to love it. In short (all pun intended), Partysaurus Rex isn’t just entertaining, it’s laugh out loud funny- you’ll be sorry if you miss it.
Thank you to Disney for covering my expenses for this press trip. No additional compensation was received and all opinions are my own.