Growing up, many children have their eyes glues to the television, watching their favorite cartoon and animated characters in movies that they think are just for pure entertainment. To adults and older children, not only are these movies entertaining, but they also include a hidden positive message that the director of the movie is trying to get across to the children through the use of pathos and keying on the viewer’s emotions, without ruining the entertainment for the children. As a result of this message, many clichés also come in the movie because it is hard for the children to understand the message without the cliché. Sometimes, the message out ways the cliché and other times it does not.
The movie Finding Nemo is a notorious children’s movie that almost all ages love to watch. Its animation shows the life of a father clown fish, Marlin, who is searching for his only son, Nemo, becasue a scuba diver took him away right before his very eyes. Not only is the movie extremely entertaining to all ages, but it also includes the hidden message that you need to use teamwork in order to achieve your goals. In this case, it was Marlins goal to find Nemo and bring his only son home.
The directors Lee Unkrich and Andrew Stanton are able to communicate the message in many scenes throughout the movie. One of the first ways they are able to communicate the message is by everyone helping Marlin try to find Nemo and no one helps him more than the blue fish, Dory, who suffers from short term memory loss and can never remember anything that just happened right before. In fact, Dory can read English, which helps them find the address of where Nemo is when they find the scuba mask left behind by one of the divers, which included its return address. Even though Marlin tries to reject Dory’s help, Dory always seems to stick by Marlin’s side on his mission to travel the ocean to get to Sydney Australia and find his son Nemo. On their way to Sydney, they receive help from a group of sea turtles that take them along the East Australian Current until they reach their destination.
Along with having a positive message, the movie Finding Nemo also has some clichés. The largest cliché are the characters involved in the movie. Marlin is a very scared fish that is even more over
In my opinion, the positive message greatly out weighs the clichéness in the movie. This is why I am giving Finding Nemo five slurpees for being a children’s movie with a positive message.