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Coral is a minor character in Disney/Pixar's 2003 animated film, Finding Nemo.

Appearances

Finding Nemo

In Finding Nemo, Coral was Marlin's mate and Nemo's mother. She was shown at the beginning of the movie, and she and Marlin swam down below their sea anemone to a small cave where there were hundreds of baby clownfish eggs. Marlin then decided to name half the kids Marlin, Jr. and the other half Coral, Jr. However, Coral says that she likes "Nemo" better, so Marlin says that he'll only name one egg "Nemo" because he wants most of them to be Marlin, Jr. When Coral wondered why Marlin was looking at her the way he did, Marlin told Coral how they first met and made Coral laugh so hard that she tried to get away from Marlin by swimming out of the anemone.

When Marlin swam out after her, he saw Coral staring at a barracuda, then told her to get back into the house. Despite Marlin's attempts to get her to go inside their home, she rushed down to protect the children, and the barracuda went after her. Marlin fended the barracuda off from eating him but it then slapped the him with its tail knocking him out in his anemone. With Marlin unconscious the barracuda ate her and her eggs and presumably while it was eating them one egg fell out of its mouth.

When Marlin later regained consciousness that night, he discovered that Coral and all but one of their eggs were gone, as they had been eaten by the barracuda. As Marlin cried over his wife and children’s deaths he found the lone egg and named it "Nemo", to honor his wife's wish to name one of their children "Nemo".

Trivia

  • In the original storyboard of the film, there was supposed to be a scene where the audience could see Coral and the eggs inside the Barracuda's mouth, but the scene was later deleted, possibly because it might scare young kids watching the movie.
  • Coral is the first female Pixar character to die.
  • Coral is referenced in the sequel when Dory talks to Marlin and Nemo about missing her parents.

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

Video Games: Finding NemoFinding Nemo: The Continuing AdventuresDisney 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 SeaRiderThe Seas with Nemo & FriendsTurtle Talk with Crush

Entertainment: Fantasmic!Finding Nemo: The MusicalPixar Playtime PalsSummer Blast
Parade: Disney Stars on ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo 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 AwakensWorld of Color

Characters
Finding Nemo: NemoMarlinCoralDoryPearlTadSheldonMr. RayBruceAnchorChumGillNigelCrushSquirtPhilipDarlaBarracudaAnglerfishSeagullsMoonfishWhaleTank 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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