Outstanding depiction of the novel. I am by no means a massive Disney fan, but it's hard not to love the excellent special effects for their time, the great ensemble cast including Mason, Douglas, and Lorre. Peter is quite plump in this one. The Hollywood good life was treating him well it seems. This is perhaps the best Disney live action film I have seen.
David Fincher may or may not make his adaptation, but it'll be hard to beat this classic live-action Disney film. Balancing the dark & the adventurous, the film has great performances but is anchored by James Mason. He portrays the sympathetic pain & madness of Nemo just right. For a film that has a song, Douglas, Lorre, & a cute sea lion, it can't shake the flaw of the book: An episodic pace that rises & falls.