Finding Nemo – ITV

Albert Brooks voices Marlin the clownfish, but life is no laughing matter because his only son Nemo has been caught by an Australian diver

Albert Brooks voices Marlin the clownfish, but life is no laughing matter because his only son Nemo has been caught by an Australian diver.

So, while little Nemo languishes in a dentist’s aquarium in Sydney, Marlin embarks on an epic quest to find him…

Setting a fabulous new standard in computer animation, this is a riot of colour, movement and shimmering aquatic detail.

Crucially though, Pixar’s film-makers haven’t neglected the art of story-telling, either, and Marlin’s journey is littered with hilarious characters, quips and complications.

Nigel the pelican (voiced by Geoffrey Rush) and Bruce the big-smiling shark (Barry Humphries) are two of the funniest creatures he meets. But they’ve got a huge amount of competition, mainly from Marlin’s daffy sidekick, forgetful Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), as well as dude-talking turtles, angry crabs and Nemo’s new pals in the fish tank.