Background information
Feature films Finding Nemo
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Geoffrey Rush
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Friendly, resourceful
Occupation Pelican
Affiliations Good
Goal To support and help Nemo
Home Sydney, Australia
Allies The Tank Gang, other pelicans, Nemo, Marlin, Dory, Sebastian, Scuttle
Enemies Dentist, Darla, the Seagulls
Likes Watching the dentist work with patients, telling Nemo about his father's adventures
Dislikes The seagulls, sad things
Powers and abilities Flight
Weapons Hid beak
Fate Drops Marlin and Dory off and flies away
Quote "Nemo?"
"That's it! Marlin! The little clownfish from the reef."

Nigel is a pelican who appears in Finding Nemo. He is voiced by Geoffrey Rush.

Finding Nemo

Nigel was friends with the Tank Gang, and also met Nemo after he ended up joining them (due to being taken from his habitat by the dentist). However, he is usually driven out by the dentist shortly thereafter. Nigel later told Nemo about his dad Marlin's attempt to find Nemo after hearing it from his pelican friends, which gave Nemo a new drive at sabotaging the filter. He is also annoyed by the Seagulls.

Nigel eventually met Marlin and his partner Dory when they ended up nearly being eaten by his friend Gerald, and after discovering who they were, he tries to explain that he knows Nemo, but they tried to flee as they weren't willing to be eaten by him. He helps Marlin and Dory escape certain death by the Seagulls, and brings them to the dentist's office. When he, Marlin, and Dory think that Nemo is dead, Nigel takes them to a nearby buoy, puts Dory and Marlin back into the water, and leaves saying, "I'm so sorry. Truly, I am."

Disney Parks

Nigel appears as a large puppet in Finding Nemo: The Musical and in the promotion for the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, appeared as an animatronic attached to the Sub Bus and introduced Crush for a traveling version of Turtle Talk with Crush.


  • "An outie. From my neck of the woods, eh? Sorry if I ever took a snap at you. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta eat."
  • "I heard he took on three."
  • "Fasten you seat belts!"
  • "I got something to tell ya."