Moorish idol


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Moorish idol

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(Animals) a tropical marine spiny-finned fish, Zanclus canescens, that is common around coral reefs: family Zanclidae. It has a deeply compressed body with yellow and black stripes, a beaklike snout, and an elongated dorsal fin
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Meanwhile, Nemo hatches a daring escape from the crowded aquarium with the help of the other residents, including a Moorish Idol called Gill (Willem Dafoe), a hygiene-obsessed shrimp called Jacques (Joe Ranft) and a starfish called Peach (Allison Janney).
Leslie's winning cocktail, The Moorish Idol , is made with Caorunn Gin, fresh pressed apple juice, Heather Honey, Pimm's No1 and a float of Brewdog Dogma ale.
Bright, jumbo-size Moorish idol fish trail dorsal fins longer than their bodies; dotting the seascape are healthy corals and fat purple barrel sponges, some occupied by spotted groupers.
Meanwhile in Sydney, Nemo's new friends, among them a scarred moorish idol (Willem Dafoe) and an excitable Pelican (Geoffrey Rush), are trying to help him escape before the dentist's fishkiller niece turns up.
Devising the escape plan is a Moorish idol named Gill (Willem Dafoe), while news from `outside' is brought to them by Nigel the pelican (Geoffrey Rush).
The action then cuts between the tank, where Nemo meets a diverse bunch, including Gill (Willem Dafoe), a scared black-and-white-striped Moorish idol who keeps devising plans to get back to the ocean (echoes of ``The Great Escape''), and the ocean, where Marlin encounters some scary creatures, including the comic Bruce (Barry Humphries), a great white shark who's trying to curb his need to eat other fish despite his instincts, and some helpful ones like Crush, a 150-year-old surfer-dude turtle (voiced by director Stanton).