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Gratuitous Anti-American Slur in "Finding Nemo"

Posted on 06/07/2003 12:46:45 PM PDT by Maceman

I just got back from taking my four-year-old to see "Finding Nemo." For those who don't know about it, it's the new Disney animated movie about a tropical clown fish whose son gets caught by a diver and is taken away. The plot is based on the daddy fish's search for his son.

Anyway, at one point the daddy fish is talking to some sharks, and tells how is son got taken by the diver. One of the sharks says something like: "Those humans think they own everything." Then another says: "ESPECIALLY THOSE AMERICANS."

To add injsult to injury, the diver who captured the little fish actually turns out to be an Australian dentist!

I dunno. I just find these gratuitous slurs and liberal swipes to be outrageous and objectionable. That line about Americans was totally unnecessary, and did absolutely nothing to advance the dialog or the plot.

That it found its way into the final version of the movie is just further proof of where Hollywood's black heart really is. That it was placed in a G-rated movie bound to be seen by every young kid in America at some point makes it especially intolerable.

God, the Hollywood left frosts me. Sorry. I just had to vent.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; disney; findingnemo; liberalbias; moviereview; nemo; slur

1 posted on 06/07/2003 12:46:45 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman
bttt
2 posted on 06/07/2003 12:47:41 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: Maceman
They can't help themselves but granddaughters loved it.
3 posted on 06/07/2003 12:50:14 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Maceman
...in a G-rated movie bound to be seen by every young kid in America

I can name 5 who aren't going to see it. (All mine)

4 posted on 06/07/2003 12:51:32 PM PDT by Gil4
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To: Gil4
Thankfully mine are too old for that stuff now.
5 posted on 06/07/2003 12:53:22 PM PDT by visualops (Four whole fried chickens, dry white toast, and a Coke.)
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To: Maceman
That's just a joke, don't sweat it. A recent script I am working on (a modern day hope & crosby movie) has a scene where our protangonists ride their camel past a terrorist camp, singing a song and acting pretty much like idiots.

Anyway, Osama and 2 cronies see them singing the film's closing tune, and Osama remarks, with subtitles to help us understand, "Americans!" exhales a disgusted Osama. His #1 crony resonds with "But they make great entertainers, though!" The third terrorist in the frame is reclining, reading The Daily Racing Form.

Is it anti american? Nah, not at all. Is it funny - well, you will have to decide, but everyone I have showed it to gets a laff from that one.
6 posted on 06/07/2003 12:53:49 PM PDT by HitmanLV
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To: Maceman
sharks as anti -American..did they have French accents?

Of course in real life the little son of a fish
would have been eaten by his own father
7 posted on 06/07/2003 12:54:45 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: joesnuffy
sharks as anti -American..did they have French accents?

The sharks had Australian accents. But there was a little crab-loke character that ate the slime off things. He had a French accent.

8 posted on 06/07/2003 12:56:05 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman
The sharks are wrong. We don't own everything, we just pay to clean up the messes that belong to others.
9 posted on 06/07/2003 12:56:20 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: Maceman
"God, the Hollywood left frosts me. Sorry. I just had to vent. "

what about the "alleged christian", parents, that send their kids to "support hollyweirds" bad habits?

the last movie i saw was "weird als uhf..."

10 posted on 06/07/2003 12:56:43 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: Maceman
Expect about anything from the "Disney Fags".
Usually it is of a sexual nature.
11 posted on 06/07/2003 12:57:09 PM PDT by latrans
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To: Maceman
i stopped watching tv or going to hollywood movies over 10 years ago.

i read books, newspapers, surf the net, and actually have time for friends.

when more people stop going to hollywood movies, they will change.
12 posted on 06/07/2003 1:00:20 PM PDT by liberalnot (what democrats fear the most is democracy .)
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To: Maceman
I heard it, but dismissed it. The movie was incredible. Perhaps the best from Pixar studios thus far. My kids (8 and 11) LOVED it, as did I. Without Pixar, Disney would be up a creek
13 posted on 06/07/2003 1:02:49 PM PDT by whoozit
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To: Maceman
Oh come on, Mace! I saw it last weekend, and i thought the send up the three sharks did of an AA meeting was hilarious and very anti-PC.

I heard the "American" comment too, but thought it was far outweighed by the whole sharks's act.

14 posted on 06/07/2003 1:05:05 PM PDT by sauropod (Its ok to laugh during sex... Just don't point!)
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To: Maceman
Then another says: "ESPECIALLY THOSE AMERICANS."

Now this would ruin the movie for me,I can see that comment coming from a snail(escargot),but a fish?

Totally unbelievable.;)

15 posted on 06/07/2003 1:07:49 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: latrans
Expect about anything from the "Disney Fags".

Remember the infamous remark by the young girl in ET? Give up?

"Penis Breath" It will never end unless we get the right to edit this nonsense out, to protect our children. If I buy a book, can I mark out words, or tear out pages without the copyright lawyers filng suit? Yes I can,it is my book, so why can't I do the same with DVDs?

16 posted on 06/07/2003 1:23:06 PM PDT by itsahoot
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To: Maceman
The french accented character was a shrimp, not a crab, LOL!
17 posted on 06/07/2003 1:23:25 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Maceman
I agree I got my haunches up over that one, but you know what--it came from despicable, blood thirsty sharks(who, when they weren't blood thirsty, were stupid and neurotic--in fact if I remember it came from one of the sharks that appeared to be a complete idiot). So perhaps the real comment is American haters are desicable, neurotic idiots;-)
Overall, we enjoyed the movie. So much action and pretty clean when all was said and done.
18 posted on 06/07/2003 1:24:39 PM PDT by glory
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To: sauropod
Oh come on, Mace! I saw it last weekend, and i thought the send up the three sharks did of an AA meeting was hilarious and very anti-PC.

I agree that it was creative, brilliant and incredible. I only wish my four-year-old had let us stay to see the whole thing (she got a little scared at one point and insisted on leaving).

My only point is that this kind of thing is not uncommon in Hollywood movies, and I don't think it should go unnoticed.

I didn't say it wasn't a good movie. But why do they have to kuck it up with this kind of political nonsense. I'll bet if one of the characters said: "Those Americans are great and can do ANYTHING!" then the NYT would be writing Howelling editorials of protest.

19 posted on 06/07/2003 1:25:04 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: HitmanNY
I agree...read what I wrote to Maceman. The comment came from a character(one of the sharks) with a lot of flaws. You could just as easily say that they were attempting to paint anti-Americans as reactionary fools based on who the comment came from.
20 posted on 06/07/2003 1:26:42 PM PDT by glory
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To: hoot2
What does Christian have to do with it? There was nothing in this movie offensive to Christians or their children. Probably the cleanest movie for slide in adult humor Disney and their subsidiaries have put out in a long time.
21 posted on 06/07/2003 1:29:09 PM PDT by glory
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To: whoozit
I agree--it was incredible! I don't like animation all that much, but I really enjoyed this film!
22 posted on 06/07/2003 1:29:51 PM PDT by glory
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To: mdittmar
Come on--it came from a neurotic, blood thirsty shark--how is that for personifying the anti-American left?
23 posted on 06/07/2003 1:30:44 PM PDT by glory
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To: glory
I'm with you. Good movie overall.

The movie clearly showed that:

a) The French are shrimps
b) America-haters are neurotic idiots
c) Lesbian fish can't swim straight
d) Bad little girls are destined to be tortured at the dentist
24 posted on 06/07/2003 1:31:20 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: glory
woops, what I meant is there isn't a lot of the adult humor Disney likes to sneak in--far less, I thought, than Toy Story.
25 posted on 06/07/2003 1:32:40 PM PDT by glory
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To: Maceman
Thanks for the update, Maceman: I would not have learned about this without you.

That line about Americans was totally unnecessary, and did absolutely nothing to advance the dialog or the plot.

But this line will do marvels verywhere else in the world, where the anti-American sentiment is rampant.

I am curious, however, about the origin of the remark (the origianl script from outside Disney?). If it has originated at Disney, I would consider contacting the company for a explanation.

26 posted on 06/07/2003 1:34:42 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: Maceman
>"Those humans think they own everything." Then another says: "ESPECIALLY THOSE AMERICANS."

Well, never forget
that most of the world only
knows America

by our media
and by all our globalist
businessmen jetting

all around the globe.
If those were the only views
of America

you ever received,
you'd probably think badly
of the US, too.

(I can say I was
embarassed and ashamed at
the weird, bizarrely

biased and unfair
"pro" American TV
coverage "we" got

from ESPN
at the French Open grand slam.
The American

guys and women were
constantly talked up as "gods,"
when everyone knew

nearly all the men
were big losers [and they lost],
and the Williams girls

were obnoxious brats
[as Serena, in fact, was].
I swear, if I lived

anywhere but here,
and I saw media stuff
like that constantly,

then I -- anyone! --
would hate the source of the stuff.
But there's nothing we

can do about how
media or globalist
businessmen
tarnish

the image of real
America for the world
that never sees us...)

27 posted on 06/07/2003 1:48:00 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: itsahoot
Funny thing about memories. I thought the remark was "scrotum breath" by the young male star ...

28 posted on 06/07/2003 1:50:35 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Gil4
...add two granddaughters here.
29 posted on 06/07/2003 1:59:13 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Maceman
It was clearly just a tease - intended for Americans.
30 posted on 06/07/2003 2:27:54 PM PDT by lepton
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To: Maceman
Thanks for the heads-up.

Communist propaganda never went away.
32 posted on 06/07/2003 3:49:12 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Unions and Marxists say, " Workers of the world unite!")
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To: Maceman
My antenna is way out for any liberal bias stuff slipped into tv shows, etc, but I find myself failing to be offended by that fairly innocuous line.
33 posted on 06/07/2003 3:59:55 PM PDT by altura (this space for rent)
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To: Maceman
My fave:

The only thing worse than dragons...Americans". (Reign of Fire).

34 posted on 06/07/2003 4:40:59 PM PDT by Darheel (Visit the strange and wonderful.)
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To: Maceman
the Hollywood left frosts me. Sorry. I just had to vent.

Actually, technically speaking, it is not the Hollywood left per se (I am being picky and "tongue in cheek" here). Pixar is located in a suburb of Oakland called Emeryville (I just drove past their facilities last Sunday and took a digital photo - if I knew how to post it with this reply, I would). They are located almost right next to the east end of the Oakland Bay Bridge. At the other end of that bridge lies San Francisco. The town right next to Emeryville is Berkley. 'Nuff said!!

Having said all that, I am thinking of taking my 4 year old daughter to see this one. I am sure "the references" will go right over her head. Plus, I am reassured by the positive posts I am seeing here. She really liked Pixar's last movie, Monsters, Inc., plus this would be her first trip to a movie theater. We'll see what happens.
35 posted on 06/07/2003 5:14:31 PM PDT by Zetman
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To: Maceman
Sorry. I just had to vent...save it for something important.
36 posted on 06/07/2003 5:22:42 PM PDT by RWG
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To: Blueflag
Funny thing about memories

Funny you would mention that, what were you refering to? [:<)

37 posted on 06/07/2003 6:06:29 PM PDT by itsahoot
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To: Maceman
That's something a cheese-eating surrender-monkey would say.

Sounds like the writers were mocking the French to me.
38 posted on 06/07/2003 9:09:00 PM PDT by Reelect President Dubya (Drug prohibition laws help support terrorism.)
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To: hoot2
the last movie i saw was "weird als uhf..."

$9.99 on DVD at Target!

"Time to drink from the fire hose!"

Mark

39 posted on 06/07/2003 9:14:26 PM PDT by MarkL
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To: theFIRMbss
I finally figured out that you're writing in haiku. Why? And is it tough or does it come naturally?
 
;^)

40 posted on 06/07/2003 10:26:05 PM PDT by AnnaZ (unspunwithannaz.blogspot.com... "It is UNSPUN and it is Unspun, but it is not unspun." -- unspun)
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To: Maceman
It' supposed to be funny. You should get a sense of humor. If they'd made a joke in there about France, I bet you would've laughed. Of course, a lot here will probably disagree with me on this one since everyone hates Disney over the michael moore thing already.
41 posted on 06/07/2003 10:32:16 PM PDT by honeygrl (--- ;) ----)
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To: Maceman
They add in those jokes so adults can get some sort of entertainment value out of it with their kids and can enjoy it together. Would you watch a Barney movie with no entertainment value for you with your kids? I want to see someone make a spongebob movie. I love spongebob.
42 posted on 06/07/2003 10:36:55 PM PDT by honeygrl (--- ;) ----)
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To: itsahoot
I was referring to your post #16
43 posted on 06/08/2003 4:23:24 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Blueflag
I was referring to your post #16

Yes, it was just my attempt at humor, denying the inevitable decline in the gray cells. Of course there are some didtinct advantages; never have to watch reruns on TV, my spelling is remarkably improved, I now know at least three ways to spell most compound words...........

44 posted on 06/08/2003 8:29:49 AM PDT by itsahoot
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