Critical Analysis of Finding Nemo

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Critical Analysis of Finding Nemo
The animated movie Finding Nemo was released in 2003 by Disney Pixar. Directed by Andrew Stanton and written by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, and David Reynolds. The narrative paradigm that all meaningful communication is a form of storytelling is seen in this film. Finding Nemo is a story that interprets meaningful messages. As a film directed towards children it is able to maintain the attention of its audience in order to fulfill its purpose to entertain and teach a message. Finding Nemo is wonderful film for all ages that is successfully able to get its message across while entertaining its audience. The film gets it core message of living life to the fullest across with its supporting themes of overcoming your fears, taking risks, trusting in others, and persevering to achieve your goals.

Finding Nemo is about two clownfish, Marlin and his son Nemo, who live in the ocean. Nemo was born with a deformed fin, which causes his father to be more cautious with him and overprotective. A diver takes Nemo from his home on the Great Barrier Reef all the way to Sydney, Australia. Marlin becomes determined to get him back. At the beginning of Marlin’s quest to reach his son he meets another fish named Dory, who suffers from short term memory loss. Because of Dory’s short term memory she is impulsive and fearless. This is a continuous frustration for Merlin because he is the exact opposite of Dory, he fears everything, can never see the positive in situations, and is overly cautious. Merlin and Dory face many obstacles in their quest to reach Nemo, but everyone is reunited in the end.

The writers and director are able to entertain and get their message across successfully by creating a film that was vividly breathtaking to watch. The bright colors, animated voices of the characters, and beauty of the ocean makes it impossible to take your eyes off of and keeping your attention, which is the goal of any film. It can be assumed...
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