finding nemo

music from pixar movies
  • toy story: Randy Newman™️
  • a bug's life: Still Randy Newman™️
  • toy story 2: Randy Newman™️ but more depressing
  • monsters inc.: still fucking randy newman
  • finding nemo: way too upbeat and swingy for the movie
  • the incredibles: hype
  • cars: you can say you hate country music but this movie will physically transform you into samuel timothy mcgraw
  • ratatouille: so pretty you don't even care that you have no idea what she's saying
  • wall-e: cures my anxiety
  • up: 40s aesthetic but without the overt racism
  • toy story 3: Randy Newman but bouncier
  • cars 2: literally just listing american and british stereotypes
  • brave: daughter of a mumford
  • monsters university: roar isn't gonna be dated nope not one bit
  • inside out: elevator music that makes me cry
  • the good dinosaur: i haven't heard any of it recently so i don't have a joke but it'll probably make you cry
  • finding dory: sia made a funny
  • cars 3: a 90 minute funeral march probably

The best thing about Finding Dory was that almost every character, outside of Dory’s parents, has a disability. Dory has short-term memory loss. Nemo has his famous small fin. Destiny is extremely near sighted, nearly blind,. Bailey’s sonar doesn’t work all of the time. Hank lost an arm. You could even say that Marlin suffers from PTSD and anxiety. And none of these things stops or halts the character at all. And I think that is fucking fantastic.

*inhales deeply* EVERY SINGLE MAJOR CHARACTER IN THE FINDING NEMO AND FINDING DORY MOVIES HAS SOME SORT OF MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITY AND IT TOOK ME 12 YEARS TO REALIZE IT BECAUSE PIXAR NEVER PAT THEMSELVES ON THE BACK ABOUT IT THEY JUST DID IT

NEMO HAS HIS FIN AND DORY HAS HER MEMORY LOSS AND MARLIN HAS SOME MAD PTSD FROM WHAT HAPPENED TO CORAL AND DESTINY IS LEGALLY BLIND AND HANK IS MISSING A TENTACLE ALONG WITH MAJOR SOCIAL ANXIETY AND GILL ALSO HAS HIS FIN AND HOLLYWOOD DON’T GIVE ME CRAP ABOUT BEING HARD TO INCLUDE DIFFERENTLY ABLED CHARACTERS IN YOUR STORIES WHEN ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST FRANCHISES DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH “NORMALLY” ABLED CHARACTERS TO COUNT ON ONE HAND

Just to recap:

  • Dory’s disability isn’t treated like a character flaw by the writers
  • People who (even subconsciously) view it as a character flaw are the ones who end up learning and changing
  • She sees herself as a burden because of her disability and the ultimate response is “We were wrong to make you feel that way and we love you the way you are”
  • Her disability isn’t magically cured and doesn’t preclude her or her loved ones from being happy even though it makes certain things more challenging
  • Her parents aren’t overly sheltering and teach her to be self-sufficient in ways that work with her brain
  • The people around her realize that her mind is never going to work the same way theirs do, and that’s okay
  • She’s treated as deserving of patience and respect
  • She stays disabled throughout the entire movie

Finding Dory is so important.