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Profile - Crush
Background information
Feature films Finding Nemo
Finding Dory
Toy Story 3 (cameo)
The Good Dinosaur (cameo)
Moana (cameo)
Television programs It's a Small World: The Animated Series (cameo)
Video games Kinect: Disneyland Adventures
Crush's Coaster: The Game
Disney INFINITY 3.0 Edition
Disney Tsum Tsum
Disney Emoji Blitz
Disney Magic Kingdoms
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Andrew Stanton
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Mr. Turtle
Personality Fun-loving, kind, resourceful, cool
Appearance Slender sea turtle
Occupation Father of Squirt
Goal To help Marlin and Dory reach Sydney
Home EAC
Relatives Squirt (son)
Allies Marlin, Dory, Nemo, Squirt, the turtle kids, any of the sea turtles
Likes Riding the EAC, helping Marlin and Dory, Squirt making it back into the EAC by himself
Dislikes His shell getting dirty
Powers and abilities Strength
Fate Resumes his life in the EAC.
Quote "OK, grab shell, dude!"

Crush is a sea turtle who is one of the main protagonists in the Disney/Pixar 2003 film Finding Nemo. He was voiced by Andrew Stanton, who also directed the film.


Official Description[]

When it comes to traveling the ocean's currents, no one has as much fun as Crush. The 150-year-old sea turtle is young at heart with a laid-back surfer dude attitude that lets him go with the flow. But Crush is no drifter; he loves nothing more than the thrill of riding the rollicking East Australian Current (EAC) with his offspring. When Crush encounters Marlin and Dory, he's more than happy to help them find their way, provided they can hold on for the wildest ride of their lives.[1]


Crush is a sea turtle who speaks in the manner of a surfer dude. He helps Marlin and Dory get to Sydney Harbour to rescue Nemo. His nicknames for Marlin and Dory are "Jellyman" and "Little Blue", respectively. After he transports Marlin and Dory to their destination to find Nemo, Marlin asks Crush how old he is to which he replies, "150, dude, and still young!" Probably. the best way to describe Crush is a surfer punk who loves and cares for his son, Squirt.


Finding Nemo[]

Having escaped from the jellyfish forest, Marlin and Dory end up in the East Australian Current where Crush tells Marlin to focus when on the current where he explains that escaping from the jellyfish was not easy. Crush introduces himself to Marlin to which Marlin tells him that he needs to get to the EAC to which he explains to him that he is on the EAC, telling him to look at the other sea turtles swimming in the current. Crush then tells Marlin to hang on as he and the other turtles are approaching a strong current. After hanging on, Marlin tells Crush to help him and Dory help find Nemo at Sydney Harbour. Crush later watches Dory playing with the baby sea turtles in the current much to Marlin's enjoyment. Thinking Squirt is about to be lost in the sea, Crush tells Marlin to observe Squirt's solo in getting into the current by himself. When Squirt swims into the current by himself, Crush is proud of his son for conquering his fear of getting in the current without an adult sea turtle's help, then Crush introduces his son to Marlin. Crush explains that sea turtles leave eggs on the beach for them to hatch and when they hatch, they find their way back to the ocean independently. Marlin asks how they (the adults) know that the kids are ready, Crush tells Marlin that when the kids are ready, they'll know. While still on Crush, Marlin explains to the small sea turtles about his tragic story about Nemo to which the sea creatures tell the story about Marlin's search for Nemo.

The next day, Crush transports Marlin and Dory to their destination to help find Nemo, telling them to get ready to hang on during another strong current to which he tells them about Squirt doing a proper way to exit the current; Squirt explains to the two fish to be careful when on the current and hang carefully. Just as Marlin and Dory leave the current, Crush tells the two to have a great time looking for Sydney Harbour. Crush and the small turtles then bid a farewell to Marlin to which he explains that Nemo would have loved this experience if he were here. Telling Crush of how old he is, Crush replies that he is 150 years old just before leaving while Marlin keeps the age of how old Crush is to tell Nemo about his experience in meeting a sea turtle.

Finding Dory[]

Crush returns in the sequel Finding Dory, this time as a minor character. In this sequel, he only makes a brief appearance where he and Squirt help Marlin, Dory, and Nemo get to Morro Bay, California in order to find Dory's parents Charlie and Jenny. While Marlin, Dory, and Nemo hang onto Crush, they arrive at their destination in a sunken wreckage where he and Squirt wish the three good luck into helping Dory find her missing parents. Crush and Squirt are never seen again throughout the rest of the film after they transport Marlin, Nemo, and Dory to their destination.

Disney Parks[]

Crush is an easy-to-find character in the Disney Parks. He appears in his own talk show (Turtle Talk with Crush) at The Seas with Nemo & Friends of each resort (except Disneyland Paris). He also appears in Finding Nemo - The Musical at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Crush's Coaster at Walt Disney Studios Park, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland, and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot, as well as World of Color and Tokyo DisneySea's Fantasmic!.

He is also seen as a giant statue at Walt Disney World's Disney's Art of Animation Resort.


The Disney Wiki and Disney Fan Fiction Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Crush.


  • Crush's voice actor, Andrew Stanton, also directed Finding Nemo.
    • Coincidentally, Stanton later voiced a clam in the sequel, thirteen years after the first film's release.
  • Sean Penn was originally intended to voice Crush, but was turned down after he had requested too much money.[2]
  • He appears as a mosaic during the end credits of WALL-E.
  • In Toy Story 3, Crush appears as a sticker on Andy's door.
  • Based on the fact that Crush's father is named Mr. Turtle, this would make Crush's full name Crush Turtle, or C. Turtle (sea turtle) for short.
  • It is implied that Crush's (and to a lesser extent, Squirt's and the other turtles') home is actually Hawaii, and he and the other turtles are using the EAC to return there.
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, sea turtles can actually live up to 152 years.[3] This contradicts what Crush said about still being young at age 150, it could be possible that he feels young instead of literally young.
  • Crush's personality is possibly derived from Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • Crush makes a cameo appearance in the Pixar short Lava.


External links[]

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Media: Finding Nemo | Finding Dory | Sebastian and Dory meet Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (crossover) | Video Game | Soundtrack | Little Golden Book | Finding Nemo - The Musical | Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage

Characters: Nemo | Marlin | Coral | Dory | Pearl | Tad | Sheldon | Mr. Ray | Bruce | Anchor | Chum | Gill | Peach | Bloat | Bubbles | Deb | Gurgle | Jacques | Nigel | Crush | Squirt | The Dentist | Darla Sherman | Moonfish | Barracuda | Anglerfish | Seagulls | Jellyfish | Whale | Chuckles | Blenny

Locations: Australia | The Ocean | Sydney Harbour

Objects: AquaScum 2003 | Luxo Ball | Pizza Planet truck