This has been a popular time of year for Pixar film releases. Yesterday I wrote about the theatrical release of Up in 2009. And on this day in 2003, Pixar released Finding Nemo, directed by Andrew Stanton, to theaters. It was attached with a re-released version of Knick Knack. A story inspired by Stanton's own relationship with his son and dealing with an over-protective father and letting go, Finding Nemo made over $70.2 million its opening weekend and ended up with $867.9 million worldwide. It was Pixar's largest grossing film until Toy Story 3 blasted past it on its way to becoming the first animated film to break the $1 billion mark.
You will have the opportunity to see this fantastic film on the big screen again when Disney and Pixar re-release it in 3D on September 14, 2012.
UPDATE: The Pixar Post reported yesterday that Finding Nemo will be available on Blu-ray on December 4, 2012!!