- Other Names: Mr. Turtle, Dude.
- Voice: Andrew Stanton
- Family: Mr. Turtle – Father. Squirt – Son.
- Species: Pacific Green Sea Turtle.
- Home: Coral Sea, Australia.
“No hurling on the shell, dude, okay, just waxed it.”
“OK, grab shell, dude!”
Crush plays the character of a sea turtle in Finding Nemo. Those who are not familiar must go ahead and watch this animated film premiered in 2003 – where Crush has a supporting role.
With a friendly, helpful, and fun loving personality, Crush and his other friends Marlin and Dory are on an expedition to find where Nemo is.
Irrespective of his laid-back and easy-going personality, Crush has numerous more realistic quotes when you watch the movie.
Crush, the sea turtle who speaks like a surfer dude, helps Marlin and Dory reach Sydney Harbour to rescue Nemo. He portrays a wise, polite, resourceful, and kind personality in this film. Once he transports his buddies to their destination, Marlin turns around to ask Crush how old he is, to which he says he is 150 and still young.
No one enjoys traveling through the ocean currents as much as Crush does. This 150-year-old sea turtle with green eyes, dark brown patches, and moss-colored scales is young at heart. The laid-back attitude of this surfer punk allows him to go with the flow.
He also portrays the image of a loving and caring dad to his son, Squirt. Crush loves to go for thrilling rides along with his offspring through the boisterous East Australian Current (EAC). When Crush encounters his allies, he is more than happy to help them. However, they end up having to go on the wildest rides of their lives along with him.
Finding Nemo is an American computer-animated adventure movie released by Walt Disney Pictures. Pixel Animation Studios produced it in 2003. With Andrew Stanton as the director and co-writer and Lee Unkrich as the co-director, Finding Nemo was written by David Reynolds, Andrew Stanton, and Bob Peterson.
The story talks about an overprotective clownfish – Marlin and Dory are on the hunt for his missing son Nemo. Down the road, Marlin learns how to take risks and understands that Nemo will be taking care of himself. Crush gets to meet this pair and offers a helping hand in Finding Nemo.
Crush In Finding Nemo
Marlin and Dory find themselves in the East Australian current, where they meet Crush on escaping from the jellyfish forest. Here, Crush tells Marlin to stay focused while in the current and explain that the escape from the jellyfishes was not easy. Crush then introduces himself to Marlin and Dory, and Marlin tells him that he needs to reach the EAC. Crush explains that they are right now on the EAC and asks him to check out the other sea turtles swimming through the current.
Next, they come across a strong current approaching them, and Crush informs Marlin to hang on along with the other turtles. Once the strong current passes by, Marlin asks Crush to find his son – Nemo, at the Sydney Harbour. Later, Crush finds Dory playing along with the young sea turtles in the EAC. Crush then asks Marlin to watch the solo performance of Squirt, who is planning to get into the sea all by himself.
When Crush sees his son entering the sea current, he beams with pride for his son as he conquers the fear of entering the sea current without any assistance from an adult sea turtle. Next, Crush proudly introduces his son, Squirt, to Marlin. He further explains to him that sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach for hatching. Once they hatch, the young sea turtles find their way back to the feeding grounds in the ocean on their own.
Hearing Crush explains about the young ones, Marlin thinks about his son, Nemo. He then tells the sea turtles the tragic story about his missing son. To help him in his search, Crush transports Marlin and Dory to the Sydney Harbour the following day. He tells them to hang on and get ready as they are about to face another strong current. Squirt advises the two fishes on the proper way to exit the strong current and hang on carefully while in the current.
When both the fishes leave EAC, Crush tells them to have a great time searching the Sydney Harbour. Along with the other sea turtles, Crush bids farewell to Marlin. In reply to this, Marlin tells Crush that his son, Nemo, would have enjoyed this experience. He further enquires about how old Crush is, to which Crush replies he is 150 years old. Marlin keeps this in mind to tell his son about his incredible experience meeting with an old laid-back green sea turtle.
Those planning to visit the Disney parks will come across this easy to find the character -Crush, who has his show, ‘Turtle Talk with Crush.’ The show appears at all the resorts except the Disneyland Paris park. Crush also makes his appearance in the following places.
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
- Finding Nemo – The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
- World of Color
- Crush’s Coaster.
- Tokyo DisneySea’s Fantasmic.
- Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
Lastly, Crush also has a giant statue of himself at the Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
Interesting Facts About Sea Turtles
The exciting aspect about sea turtles is that they spend most of their lives immersed underwater. They require oxygen for breathing, just like humans. Wondering how they breathe? For breathing, sea turtles stick their nose above the water surface and take in all the oxygen they require within a matter of seconds. They are capable of holding in a considerable amount of oxygen while they remain submerged. This helps them to stay in the water for around 5 to 6 minutes.
Another cool aspect is that – these creatures love sleeping underwater. While sleeping underwater, oxygen is supplied by the bloodstream throughout their body. They tend to sleep underwater for about a few hours at a time. However, when under extreme pressure, these sea turtles are not capable of holding their breath underwater. As a result, many turtles end up drowning when caught in shrimp trawlers or fishing nets.
Hope you had an enthralling experience reading about these wonderful species. Next time you spot a turtle do cross check the facts and try to learn more about them.