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Where's My Dad? is a song from the Disney's Animal Kingdom attraction, Finding Nemo: The Musical.

Background

The song is first heard during the part where Nemo is brought to the P. Sherman's office in Sydney Harbour where he feels uncomfortable in living without his father Marlin just as he sings in solo after missing his father. A first reprise of the song titled "Not My Dad" is heard where Nemo tells Gill that he apologizes to him for ruining his plan to help him and the Tank Gang escape the dentist's fish tank while Nemo explains that he was unable to place a pebble to jam the filter to which Gill explains that there are other ways to help him and the other fish escape the tank, just as Gill thinks that Nemo's father Marlin is on his way to which Nemo loses faith in himself that his father would never come. Later in the musical, a second reprise of the song titled "That's My Dad" is heard where Nigel recaps the story of how Marlin has been overcoming several challenges across the ocean looking for his missing son just as Nemo fills himself with joy hoping that his father would return.

Lyrics

Dentist:
(spoken)
Hey little guy! You're gonna make a good present for my niece's birthday on Friday!
Nemo:
(spoken)
Dad? Daddy?

(sung)
Where's my dad?
I'm all alone
I'm too small to be here on my own
I swam away
'Cause I got mad
But now I really need him
Where's my dad?

Gill:
Heya, Sharkbait.
Nemo:
I'm so sorry I ruined your plan, Gill.
I couldn't jam the filter and now we'll never get out.

Gill:
Never say never, kid. There's other ways out of this place.
Remember, all drains lead to the ocean.
We got a sink right there, a toilet over there.

Nemo:
Ew.

Gill:
Besides, you got your dad out there looking for you.
Bet he's on his way right now.

Nemo:
(singing)
Not my dad
He's not brave enough
He's afraid of whales and sharks and stuff
He's prob'ly angry
Cause I was bad
I'm sure that he's not coming
Not my dad

Nigel:
Nemo! Nemo!
Your dad's been fighting the entire ocean looking for you!

Nemo:
My father? Really?

Nigel:
He's travelled hundreds of miles!
He's made friends with whales and sea turtles!
And he's battled sharks and jellyfish!

Nemo:
That's my dad!
I knew all along!
Underneath he's really brave and strong
He's on his way now
And I'm so glad
Of all the fish in the ocean
That's my dad!

Nigel:
Word is, he's in Sydney Harbor right now! I'll go find him!

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Media
Films: Finding Nemo (video) • Finding Dory (video) • Exploring the ReefMarine Life InterviewsDory's Reef CamPixar Popcorn (Dory Finding)

Video Games: Finding NemoFinding Nemo: The Continuing AdventuresFinding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue Disney UniverseNemo's ReefFinding Dory: Just Keep SwimmingDisney Crossy RoadKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionLEGO The IncrediblesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music:: Finding NemoFinding DoryFinding Nemo: The MusicalFinding Nemo: Ocean Favorites
Books: Little Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingBig Golden BookThe Art of Finding NemoThe Art of Finding Dory
Cancelled projects: Finding Nemo 2

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 CrushMr. Ray's Pop QuizBruce's Shark ChallengeFinding Dory's Friends

Entertainment: Disney KiteTailsFantasmic!Finding Nemo: The MusicalPixar Playtime PalsRivers of Light: We Are One
Parade: Disney Stars on ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMomentousTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationTree of Life AwakensWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorksPixar Water Play Street Party!Summer Blast

Characters
Finding Nemo: NemoMarlinCoralDoryPearlTadSheldonMr. RayBruceAnchorChumGillNigelCrushSquirtDr. Philip ShermanDarlaAnglerfishSeagullsMoonfishWhaleTank Gang

Finding Dory: JennyCharlieBaileyDestinyHankFluke and RudderGeraldBeckyOttersGiant SquidStanBillStingrays
Other: SeaRider

Locations
AustraliaGreat Barrier ReefSydney HarbourSharks' LairAbyssopelagic ZonePhilip Sherman's Dentist OfficeEast Australian CurrentAngel's CoveCaliforniaMorro BayMidnight ZoneMarine Life Institute
Objects
AquaScum 2003Pixar BallA113Pizza Planet TruckP. Sherman's Diver Goggles
Songs
Finding Nemo: Nemo EggFirst DayField TripLet's Name the SpeciesJust Keep SwimmingBeyond the Sea

Finding Dory: Main TitleO, We're Going HomeWhat a Wonderful WorldUnforgettableSolsbury Hill
Musical/Theme Parks: In The Big Blue WorldDory's DittyFish Are Friends, Not FoodWhere's My Dad?We Swim TogetherGo With the Flow

See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxFinding Nemo (franchise)Finding Nemo 2
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