Disney comedy Finding Nemo has taken $500 million (GBP276 million) in ticket sales - becoming only the tenth film ever to surpass the huge sales target.

The fish-themed comedy is the first animation to make the huge gross and marks another triumph for studio Pixar, which also made acclaimed movies TOY STORY and MONSTER'S INC.

Finding Nemo has made the shortlist for Best Animated Film at this year's Academy Awards (FEB04) alongside BROTHER BEAR and THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE.

28/01/2004 15:43