Finding Nemo 10 Year AnniversaryBy Premier
“Fish are friends, not food.” This mantra, along with many other memorable quotes, has stayed in the minds of many all over the world in the last decade, since Finding Nemo first swam into cinemas. To celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary, Disney PIXAR are releasing the much loved film on Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray from 27 May! There is no doubt that PIXAR has left a significant imprint on the world today, both on land and underwater. “Just keep swimming,” as we go back in time to take a flashback at the trends, culture, and rising success of PIXAR that have drifted us to this celebration.
Starting with 2003 - What do you remember about how the world was?
After the release of Finding Nemo, the film is nominated for four Academy Awards and PIXAR takes home the Oscar that year for Best Animated Feature. Finding Nemo is also ranked second at the top of the US box office with a total gross of $339,714,978.
The introduction of Apple’s iTunes Music Store causes quite the craze. Since its release iTunes has been used as the most popular music store to date.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – The Terminator - is elected Governor of California
A year after the cinema release, Finding Nemo holds the number one spot as the best-selling DVD of all time, selling over 24 million in North America alone.
For the talented animators it doesn’t stop there. PIXAR release their film The Incredibles, which wins two Academy Awards: Best Animated Feature and Achievement in Sound Editing. In the first weekend, the film beats the PIXAR record at the box office, taking $70 million.
Can you remember the world without Facebook? Facebook is first introduced, paving way for the social media explosion.
Royal wedding #1! of The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles tie the knot.
Xbox 360 is first released by Microsoft, capturing the imagination of teenage boys, and supplanting every other leisure activity known to man!
Tony Blair is re-elected as British Prime Minister
PIXAR celebrates its 20th anniversary! It also releases Cars, a film filled with racing and passion. The film is nominated for two Academy Awards, both Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original song.
Italy wins the 2006 world cup in Germany defeating France
Twitter joins the social media whirlpool, allowing people to tweet anything and everything on their minds.
Ratatouille premieres in cinemas, cooking up quite an interest. The film is nominated for five Academy Awards and wins the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
The amazing Wembley Stadium is finally completed
Apple reinvents the phone with iPhone combining a mobile phone, iPod touchscreen and an internet communications device.
PIXAR’s Wall-E took audiences out of this world. After its cinema release, the film is nominated for six Academy Awards and wins the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps breaks records and brings home the bacon—well, 8 gold medals to be exact. Marking the peak of his success, collectively the athlete’s career consisted of 14 gold medals and 16 in total. He certainly brings new meaning to Dory’s mantra: Just keep swimming!
The Shuttle Endeavour goes on a 16 day mission to the international space station
Up, a film about the bond between two strangers on a mission to fulfil a lifelong dream, is released in cinemas. The heart-warming film is nominated for five Academy Awards and takes home the Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score.
The death of Michael Jackson affects all, from generation to generation. Even though the King of Pop may be resting in peace now, his music and talent is as alive as ever.
Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States making history as the first African American President
Toy Story 3 is released and soon becomes the highest grossing animation of all time, breaking the billion dollar mark! The film goes on to be nominated for five Academy Awards and wins the Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.
Kate Middleton and Prince William announce their engagement!
Justin Bieber who was discovered through a video placed on YouTube in 2008 continues to dominate the charts around the world attracting millions of fans showing the power of social networking.
Lightening McQueen and partner in action Mater hit the big screen again. PIXAR comes back with the sequel to Cars with the release of Cars 2.
The Royal Wedding #2! it doesn’t get any bigger than this.
Richard Branson opens the first commercial Spaceport in the United States – Virgin Galactic
PIXAR releases the film Brave in cinemas. The film’s storyline entails adventure, courage, and the bond of family. The film also goes on to win the Academy Awards for Best Animated Film, the Golden
Globe award for Best Animated Feature film, and the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film.
Social media hits the jackpot with Instagram and the introduction of hashtags, combining Instagram with Twitter = #awesome
The Summer Olympics 2012 takes place in London with a spectacular opening ceremony thanks to Danny Boyle!
2013: The 10 Year Anniversary!
“Sea” it for the first time ever on breathtaking Blu-Ray & 3D Blu-Ray on 27 May!
Here's a taster:
Finding Nemo is released on BLU-RAY™ & 3D BLU-RAY™ ON 27 MAY 2013, courtesy of The Walt Disney Company
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