Marlin is a clownfish who had a very traumatic event happen to him, that prompts his quest and journey. Marlin and his wife Coral had just become parents after finding a home for their eggs. Unfortunately, the family was faced with a barracuda attack in which Coral and all but one of the eggs died. Marlin and his one surviving egg Nemo live a cautious life, never wanting to leave the reef and enter the open ocean. One day Nemo swims out to touch the “butt” of a boat in the open ocean. He is later captured by a scuba diver, making Nemo become our damsel in distress. A damsel in distress in a vulnerable person who needs the hero to save. Even though Nemo is a not a woman he fits the description perfectly. On the other hand, we have Dory. Dory is a very crucial character in the movie’s storyline. Without her knowledge in speaking whale and reading human/english Marlin would never had been able to save Nemo. Equally
Both being clown fish, Nemo and Marlin live in the ocean, in the anemone. Marlin is Nemo’s father who is viewed as being overprotective towards Nemo. Marlin portrays the characteristic of being overprotective because while Nemo was in the egg as a baby, one of his fins was damaged. Nemo, tired of his overprotective father decides that he wants to prove himself by swimming into the open ocean. However, things do not turn out very well and Nemo is captured by a scuba diver. Parenting instinct kick in, and Marlin immediately swims after the boat that is now carrying Nemo. Marlin eventually loses sight of the boat, however throughout the duration of the movie, he continues to look for his son Nemo. While on his journey to find Nemo, Marlin meets a blue tang fish named Dory, who suffers from sort term memory loss (Stanton & Unkrich,2003). With the help of Dory, they are able to eventually find Nemo (Stanton & Unkrich, 2003). Come
We all know the popular family movie “Finding Nemo” a kid’s movie that tells a journey of Marlin, a father clown fish, who crosses the vast ocean to find his son Nemo. During Marlin’s journey he comes across many new and scary things, but like any good children’s movie Marlin does eventually find his son Nemo and they go back home and live happily ever after. This all sounds good right? Wrong! Looking at this movie from a psychologist point of view, or in my case a psychology students’ point of view you slowly begin to realize from the moment the movie starts each and every one of the characters in this lovely kids movie is kind of messed up in their own special way.
In the movie Finding Nemo, Nemo learns to understand that believing in ourselves can overcome any condition. This is shown throughout Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth. Marlin, had his son taken away by a scuba diver, this is where the monomyth takes place. It is Marlins call to adventure to find his son. The refusal of the call as seen in the monomyth, is exemplified through Marlins fear of the deep sea. While defying his fear, he runs into his supernatural aid whom is Dory. Dory acts as a supernatural aid through keeping Marlin calm, cool, and collected. Throughout the long hard journey, Marlin finds his goddess is a nice and helpful seagull. The seagull flies him and Dory to the dentist office where Nemo is waiting on his father to rescue him. The similarities between finding Nemo and the different stages accurately relate to Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. Here are some ways that Joseph Campbell’s monomyth and the film Finding Nemo relate.
I was watching Finding Nemo with my girlfriend, who is quite the Latin buff, when she said, “Did you know that “nemo” means “no one” or “nothing” in Latin?” That one little question sparked what I like to call “Operation Finding Nemo: A Conspiracy.” Together, we psychoanalyzed Pixar’s Finding Nemo and discovered the hidden meaning behind what appears to be a loving father/son story. The loveable little Nemo is only a figment of Marlin’s imagination.
In the adventurous and entertaining movie Finding Nemo, directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, Marlin is a scared and untrusting fish who loses his wife and unborn kids to a barracuda early in the movie. This makes him very cautious and fearful. In one of the earliest scenes of the story, on Nemo’s first day of school, Marlin shows his caution and fearful nature. He does it by making Nemo check that the ocean is clear by making Nemo go in and out, saying “We go out and back in. And then we go out, and back in.
Finding Nemo was so good that 13 years later of the original film came out an squeal of our characters in 2016 of our favorite blue fish. Film also made a big fame to audience that in 2010 they had a ice skating tour of the characters on ice. An interesting fact of the squeal was that the animators spent time at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. “ Animators spent a lot of time at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and also consulted with Adam Summers, "The Fish Guy," an expert who offered detailed explanations on how fish move.” (Berger, 2016) Then the Ice skating show for the original film was a six show and that “the puffer fish is one of more than 60 costumes created for “Disney on Ice:
As an offspring of the 1990s, I long back ago about how often I've seen "Finding Nemo" – and given Pixar's new affinity for spin-offs, an arrival to that richly introduced submerged world was maybe unavoidable. Set quite a while after "Nemo," "Finding Dory" focuses on the cherished blue tang with memory issues, who wanders forward on a transoceanic adventure looking for her departed guardians. Appropriately, "Finding Dory" has to a lesser degree a street motion picture vibe than the first. There's Hank, a delightfully curmudgeonly octopus set on getting exchanged to an aquarium in Cleveland; Destiny, an astigmatic (and marginally ditzy) whale shark; Bailey, a self-tormentor beluga whale, whose endeavors at echolocation are a portion of the film's most clever
Although psychology class is most likely not the first thing to come to mind when watching a Disney movie, many psychological concepts can be drawn from them. In Andrew Stanton’s 2003 animated film, Finding Nemo, various psychological concepts are exemplified. Finding Nemo tells the story of an overly cautious clownfish named Marlin who losses his son, Nemo, to a pair of divers. He meets a fish named Dory who together seek to find Marlin’s son. Throughout their journey they encounter a storm of jelly fish, surfing sea-turtles, sharks participating in a “Fish are Friends, Not Food (Graham, 2003)” support group, and numerous other conflicts. Hidden between the lines of their comic misfortunes, Marlin suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, many characters fall to acts of conformity, and altruism is a theme that defines the movie.
In Finding Nemo, the two characters the movie is about are very special. In a way, I can connect with the character Nemo because our parents are similar. Marlin, Nemo's dad, is overprotective and doesn't want to let his son go. Marlin has good reason to want to be overprotective as well though, considering the tragic loss he went through at the beginning of the movie, losing his wife and all of his kids except for one. I understand why Nemo is so upset about his dad not letting him do anything because my parents have been stricter with me than some parents I know. I used to have a fairly early curfew and they weren't ready to let me go completely. My mom is especially like this because when she was younger both of her parents were kind of disconnected
In This Essay, I will be doing a semiotics analysis on a film Finding Nemo which is about a clown fish trying to find his son lost in the ocean. The main argument that I am going to discuss is Marlin meeting Dory and travel around the sea made him overcome his fear and a better parent to Nemo. I will also be presenting the Semiotic of scenes and the meaning behind them.
The movie then transitions to years later on Nemo’s first day of school. While ecstatic to meet his classmates, teacher, and the independence of going to school, Marlin ceases to let Nemo go smoothly due to his fear of losing his only son and the worry of his “lucky” fin (an injury acquired from the barracuda attack). After such trauma, Marlin is known to be “scared” of the ocean, filled with anxiety,
“Finding Nemo” is a movie about a fish who became lost at sea, and couldn’t find his way home. However, with the help of his friends he met on the way he finds his way home. I recommend this movie because it is exciting, interesting, and lovable. Nemo is a little clownfish who lives with his father because his mother died. Although this may be true, Nemo and his father survive together through their life.