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The Moonfish are a school of fish who appear in the Pixar film, Finding Nemo. They first appeared when Marlin tried to chase them for directions, but they swim away.

Appearances

Finding Nemo

After a conversation between Marlin and Dory, the Moonfish unexpectedly appear. In an effort to entertain Dory, they begin doing various "impressions," which consist of them moving into different positions to form various shapes including a swordfish, a lobster, and a sailing ship. They try to get Dory to identify the subject of each of their impressions, and are constantly annoyed when Marlin gives her the answers.

Once Dory explains to them that Marlin lost his son Nemo, the Moonfish decide to help by providing directions. They begin doing impressions to illustrate the route to Sydney, where Nemo has been taken. They also tell them to swim through the "trench" (actually a submarine canyon) not over due to the jellyfish living above it but they swim over it anyway due to the trench having death written all over it due to Marlin's fears.

One of the members is known as Ted; he has relatives in Sydney.

They aren't seen again for the rest of the film.

Trivia

  • When the Moonfish do their "impression" of a sailing ship, they sing the chorus to A Whale of a Tale, a song performed by Ned Land in Disney's 1954 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
  • The Moonfish also appear in the teaser trailer for Finding Nemo, forming the basic shape of a fish and an arrow.
  • The Piston Cup Precision Drill Team from Cars are described as Nemomatic MenV's. Because the drill team cars often work together to form letters and words, the car make is probably a reference to the moonfish from Finding Nemo.
  • Given that the Moonfish warn Marlin and Dory to swim through the trench and not over it, they probably dealt with the jellyfish that live up there themselves.
  • The groupers that Nemo freed from the fishing net in Sydney Harbour look similar to the Moonfish.

Gallery


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Finding Nemo - Logo
Media
Films: Finding NemoFinding DoryExploring the ReefMarine Life Interviews

Video Games: Finding NemoFinding Nemo: The Continuing AdventuresFinding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue Disney UniverseNemo's ReefFinding Dory: Just Keep SwimmingDisney Crossy RoadDisney INFINITY: 3.0 EditionDisney Emoji Blitz
Soundtrack:: Finding NemoFinding Dory
Books: Little Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingBig Golden BookThe Art of Finding NemoThe Art of Finding Dory

Disney Parks
Disney's Art of Animation ResortDisney's Explorers LodgeCrush's CoasterDisney Animation BuildingFinding Nemo Submarine VoyageIt's a Small WorldNemo & Friends SeaRiderPixar Pal-A-RoundThe Seas with Nemo & FriendsTurtle Talk with Crush

Entertainment: Fantasmic!Finding Nemo: The MusicalPixar Playtime PalsRivers of Light: We Are OneSummer Blast
Parade: Disney Stars on ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadePixar Water Play Street Party!Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularTree of Life AwakensWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color

Characters
Finding Nemo: NemoMarlinCoralDoryPearlTadSheldonMr. RayBruceAnchorChumGillNigelCrushSquirtDr. Philip ShermanDarlaAnglerfishSeagullsMoonfishWhaleTank Gang

Finding Dory: JennyCharlieBaileyDestinyHankFluke and RudderGeraldBeckyOttersGiant SquidStan

Locations
AustraliaGreat Barrier ReefSydney HarbourAbyssopelagic ZoneMidnight ZoneMarine Life Institute
Objects
AquaScum 2003Pixar BallPizza Planet truckP. Sherman's Diver Goggles
Songs
Just Keep SwimmingBeyond the SeaUnforgettableWhat a Wonderful WorldIn The Big Blue WorldGo With the Flow
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box
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