Episode 5

Finding Nemo


March 9th, 2021

52 mins 57 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

This week we're reviewing Finding Nemo, Pixar's fifth movie. Finding Nemo is a simple story about a fish who loses his son and needs to go find him. During his adventures he meets a forgetful fish, an old turtle, and a vegitarian shark. Not surprisingly for a Pixar movie, this one ends up delighting the senses, telling a comprehensive story, and ends up diving into some rather deep topics.

Some of the ideas that this move puts forward are these:

  • Family is worth fighting for, and sometimes family means more than just your relatives.
  • You can't be paralized by fear of failure, sometimes you just have to do something, even if you don't know what the outcome will be.
  • You as an individual have value, becuase you are you, not because of your body, where you live, or who you know.

After we dug into this move, and of course found Nemo, decided that this movie is an outstanding movie for kids, as it provides some very worthwile ideas, has memorable characters, and a truly approachable story.

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