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The Whale is a minor character from Disney/Pixar's 2003 animated film, Finding Nemo.

Background

This whale is the largest character in the film. Upon leaving the EAC, Marlin and Dory get trapped inside the mouth of a blue whale after swimming into its path. Marlin reluctantly trusts Dory, who tries to speak whale, and allows himself to be ejected from the whale's blowhole at the risk of being eaten. Fortunately, they are carried to Sydney Harbour in the process.

Appearances

Finding Nemo

In Finding Nemo, the whale is first seen from a distance before he reveals how large he is. Dory starts speaking whale to try and ask him if he can help them find Nemo, but the whale ends up swimming away. But then slowly (and rather ominously) he swims up behind Marlin and Dory (also scaring some krill, who tell the two fish to swim away), and swallows Marlin and Dory whole. Later, while Marlin struggles to get out, Dory tries to speak to the whale again. In reaction, the whale ejects the two fish from his blowhole at a convenient location which happens to be Sydney. The whale theoretically understood Dory and helped her and Marlin get to their destination.

World of Color

The whale appears in the show's version of the sequence of Dory speaking whale and is the lead-in to the Pines of Rome sequence.

Trivia

  • On one of the Finding Nemo 3D posters, it is revealed that the whale's name is Tank.
  • Blue whales have black baleen plates and tend to be larger. And this whale has a uvula hanging above the soft palate, whales don't have uvulas at all. 

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Finding Nemo - Logo
Media
Finding Nemo/Soundtrack/Video Game | Finding Dory/Soundtrack/Just Keep Swimming | Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition | Little Golden Book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Big Golden Book | The Art of Finding Nemo
Disney Parks

Disney's Art of Animation Resort | Disney's Explorers Lodge | Crush's Coaster | Disney Animation Building | Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage | It's a Small World | Nemo & Friends SeaRider | The Seas with Nemo & Friends | Turtle Talk with Crush
Entertainment: Disneyland Forever | Fantasmic! | Finding Nemo: The Musical | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | Tree of Life Awakens | World of Color
Parade: Happiness is Here Parade | Mickey's Storybook Express | Pixar Play Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights

Characters

Finding Nemo: Nemo | Marlin | Coral | Dory | Pearl | Tad | Sheldon | Kathy | Mr. Ray | Bruce | Anchor | Chum | Gill | Peach | Bloat | Bubbles | Deb | Gurgle | Jacques | Nigel | Crush | Squirt | Gerald | Australian Prime Minister | Philip | Darla | Barracuda | Blenny | Anglerfish | Seagulls | Moonfish | Jellyfish | Whale | Krill | Crabs
Finding Dory: Jenny | Charlie | Bailey | Destiny | Hank | Fluke and Rudder | Gerald | Becky | Otters | Giant Squid

Locations
Australia | Great Barrier Reef | Sydney Harbour | Marine Life Institute
Objects
AquaScum 2003 | Pixar Ball | Pizza Planet truck
Songs
Beyond the Sea | Unforgettable | What a Wonderful World | In The Big Blue World | Go With the Flow
See Also
The Science Behind Pixar | Pixar in a Box

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