On this day in pop culture history: ‘Finding Nemo’ opened in theaters
13 years ago today, we first got to see the delightful tale of a forgetful blue tang and a little clownfish far from home. Finding Nemo opened in theaters on May 30, 2003.
After that opening, it went on to become the highest grossing G-rated film of all time, before Pixar’s own Toy Story 3 overpassed it in 2010. In 2008, the American Film Institute named Finding Nemo the 10th best animated film of all time — the one other Pixar movie on the list is Toy Story.
Finding Nemo is the fifth feature released by the Emeryville, CA-based animation studio. Finding Dory, Pixar’s 17th feature, will open in theaters this June.
Other notable May 30 happenings in pop culture history:
• 1963: Lesley Gore sang “It’s My Party” on American Bandstand, just a few weeks after her own 17th birthday.
• 1964: “Love Me Do,” The Beatles’ first single, hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts, remaining at the top for
• 1968: The Beatles began recording the White Album at EMI Studios in London.
• 1988: Bob Dylan released Down in the Groove, his 25th studio album.
• 1996: Josh Tesh hosted Entertainment Tonight for the final time.
• 2008: Green Day hit the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with 21st Century Breakdown.
• 2008: The Sex and the City movie opened in theaters.