Selected For Lead Role In Finding Nemo
most famous fish, Nemo, from "Finding Nemo," is
shown on a TV screen while an actor records a scene in Navajo.
Window Rock, AZ The Navajo dubbed version of Finding
Nemo is moving forward and the leading fish will be played
by Steamboat, Ariz.s Quinton Kien, 11, who will play the voice
Natalie Benally, 26, earned the role of Dory, while
Andrew Harvey will play Marlin, Nemos dad.
Finding Nemo is a Disney animated film about a young
clownfish named Nemo who after being captured by a and taken to
Sydney, Australia, his father Marlin embarks on an adventure to
bring him home.
Im excited, said Kien, the youngest of those
working on this film. The best part was talking my language,
and Im going to be talking my language while doing Nemo.
computer monitor displays recorded voices being recorded during
the dubbing of "Finding Nemo" in Navajo. (courtesy
Kien said he is looking forward to bringing Nemo alive using
the Navajo language, and he feels this is an important film that
will help keep the Navajo language alive.
Keep our language alive, Kien said to those younger
people trying to learn the language. Do the best you can,
even with little words.
Officials at Disney selected the primary cast, said Navajo Nation
Museum Director Manuelito Wheeler, and now that they have their
cast he looks forward to pushing on.
Wheeler said the museum has been getting phone calls every other
day about the movie, and now he is happy to let the public know
they will hopefully start recording the voiceovers this summer.