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"I get a fishy! Fishy, fishy, fishy!"
—Darla

Darla is one of the two antagonists in Finding Nemo, the other being her uncle Phillip Sherman.

Appearance

Darla is small and 8 years old (according to the dentist in the film), she has fair skin, red hair with pigtails, green eyes, braces with headgear, white turtleneck with a black spot in the center, purple long-sleeved shirt with white and pink sparkling letters that say "Rock n Roll Girl," yellow skirt with dark brown plaid, white socks and black Mary Jane shoes. In the picture from the dentist's office, Darla wore pink overalls with white buttons and a teal long-sleeved shirt.

Finding Nemo

Jacques: "Oh, Darla."
Nemo: "What? What's wrong with her?"
Gurgle: "She wouldn't stop shaking the bag!"
Bubbles: "Poor Chuckles."
Deb: [winces] "He was her present last year."
Bloat: "Hitched a ride on the porcelain express..."
Peach: "She's a fish killer!"
Nemo and the Tank Gang, explaining about Darla
She is the niece of Philip Sherman, a dentist. Gill and the other fish in Sherman's fish tank describe Darla as a fish killer and that Nemo is supposed to be her new pet fish. The last fish she received, Chuckles, was killed by her because she wouldn't stop shaking the bag Chuckles was in. In the scene where Darla is about to take Nemo from her uncle, Nemo plays dead, but Darla thinks he is just sleeping and starts shaking the bag. Gill then fires himself out of the tank and lands in her hair, causing her to drop Nemo and his bag pops.
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After Gill catapults Nemo into the air, Darla tries to grab him, but he lands in a sink and is sucked into a drain leading to a sewer. Darla then looks down the drain and screams, "FISHY!" and then the drain squirts water in her face from pushing on the washbowl too hard, causing it to break. It's unknown what happened to Darla afterwards.

Trivia

  • According to one of the Finding Nemo books, the shirt Darla was wearing in the film was given to her by her uncle after her pet fish Chuckles died.
  • Darla was named after Darla K. Anderson, a Pixar employee.
  • According to the Darla scene side by side video from YouTube, Darla was originally gonna wear the outfit in the film.
  • Darla was originally gonna be bratty in the first draft, but in the final film, she was a little nicer to people.
  • Today, the braces people wear have rubber bands instead of headgear, but the animators probably put headgear on Darla to kind of confuse kids.
  • Darla can be briefly seen in the transition to the Bonus Features on Disc 2 of the 2-disc Edition of Finding Nemo, there she sings "I get fishy, fishy, fishy, fishy" then laughs happily.
  • Even though Darla was an antagonist, she is not really a villain or a brat, she just doesn't know how to take care of fish very well, but some people think she is.
  • Darla appears in Toy Story 3 in Molly Davis' magazine.
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A picture of Darla in Finding Dory.

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