Analysis Of The Movie 'Finding Nemo'

1121 Words 4 Pages
Thirteen years ago, Disney’s Finding Nemo swam into the minds and hearts of millions of moviegoers across the globe. The film featured a tiny, lovable Clownfish, surrounded by cast of endearing friends and family, that was ripped from his home - leading to one of the most inspiring and beloved adventures of a generation.

Now, it’s one of Nemo’s friends, Dory, that’s in need of “finding” - as one of the summer’s (and year’s) most highly anticipated movies brings back everyone’s favorite sea dwellers...

In Disney’s animated sequel/spin-off, Finding Dory, written and directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E), Ellen DeGeneres reprises her role as the voice of Dory, a Pacific regal blue tang that suffers from short term memory loss.
…show more content…
However, her parents are not there - but with further help from a number of other friendly fish, including Destiny (Kaitlin Olson), a whale shark, Bailey (Ty Burrell), a beluga whale, and some lazy sea lions (Idris Elba & Dominic West), Dory won’t stop (swimming) until she finds them.

Finding Nemo has never been one of my favorite animated movies, although I find myself rethinking that statement after viewing Finding Dory. While I recognize Finding Nemo as a profound, ground-breaking feature from Disney and Pixar, I can’t help but believe Finding Dory supersedes everything about Finding Nemo - in terms of characters, story, and comedy.

For starters, Dory, voiced enthusiastically and delightfully by popular talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, is a far superior focal point than Nemo. Don’t get me wrong, Nemo’s story was a commendable coming-of-age tale that plenty of youngsters can relate to, yet Dory’s story is significantly more adventurous for a wider viewing audience. That’s my way of saying Finding Dory is far more pleasing for adults than Finding
…show more content…
Now, they won’t leave you gasping for air with laughter or anything like that, but that doesn’t change the fact that their treatment of their fellow seal, Gerald, is wonderfully amusing - as is their bird-mate, Becky.

Characters aside, it comes as a bit of a surprise that Disney would opt to essentially spin-off Finding Nemo instead of going with a direct Finding Nemo sequel. It’s not as if this film relegates Nemo and Marlin to the back of the pack, though. Completely the opposite, in fact - as Nemo and his father are, once again, at the center of the adventure.

This unexpected plot direction could simply stem from the fear of being repetitive - and not wanting to regurgitate a similar story, a mistake so many sequels have a tendency to make. Either way, kudos to Disney for creating a bright, fresh adventure that remains true to the foundation established in Finding Nemo, while also breaking new, unexplored territory by putting faith in placing a supporting character at the

Related Documents