Walt Disney's latest kiddie epic originated at the much-heralded Pixar Animation Studios, and like its predecessors (the Toy Story movies and A Bug's Life), this comforting, elaborately mounted undersea fable is long on technical dazzle and a bit short on storytelling. It concerns a wayward little clown fish (voiced by nine-year-old Alexander Gould) who winds up entrapped in a far-off aquarium, and the quest of his timid and fretful father (Albert Brooks) to find his son and fetch him back to their reef. The Pixar wizards -- more than 180 of them -- have created a delightful undersea world that's worthy of Disney's good name, and message-wise, the kids get a universal story of growing up, gaining courage, and taking solace in the love of a reliable parent. As for the movie's trio of hungry sharks, they're really deep into a self-help program designed to improve their public image. Directed by Andrew Stanton, production designed by Ralph Eggleston.
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