Finding Nemo : 5 of 5
I usually try to see all Disney movies on opening day, but since I was in Japan during the premiere, I had to wait a while on this one. It was worth the wait, because Finding Nemo is a fantastic movie (and I wouldn't expect anything less from Disney/Pixar)! Once again, Pixar has accomplished amazing things with computer animation - the underwater effects, which include millions of floating particles and the diffusion of light through salt water, are spectacular, and the character animation is quite impressive, when you consider the animators had to make these fish, which are basically floating "heads", come alive. The story is also great (though it's tough to beat the imaginative premise of Monsters, Inc.) - I was worried at first that it wasn't going to break open my tear ducts, but the father and son reunion near the end of the film did the trick. I can't wait to watch this on DVD, when I can marvel at all the eye candy at my own leisurely pace!