On a recent family trip, we got our kids happy meals and they got the
puffer fish toy--the one that blows up into a ball. They didn't
know it was from the movie, Finding Nemo, because they had not
yet seen the movie, and thus, they enjoyed playing with the toy as is.
After seeing the movie, however, they
realized the puffed-out fish
was from Finding Nemo. They were also reminded of this from pictures of the characters
at the back of their cereal box. With more knowledge, they realized that the pictures were not only pictures of
fish, but also pictures of movie fish.
This brings to mind the power of
marketing--the fish that were once regular fish in my kids' minds, have
now become "Big TV" star fish.
However, with Finding Nemo, the movie is truly excellent, even if
there weren't any marketing.
This is supported by the fact that even
couples who don't have kids show up to see the movie.
Disney/Pixar's previous movies such as the Toy Story movies focused on friendship. This one, however,
on a father-son theme and it succeeds. It relates to the day we
went to see the movie--Father's Day.
The only thing I missed were songs, but even without these, the movie
is worth going to see.
What I mean is, literally watching the
movie with eyes open can be a safe gage of how good the work is. I have seen others who
have fallen asleep during a movie at the theater. Maybe they were
tired or had a heavy lunch. Or, for humor's sake, they had their
own small business and the many hours of doing everything made movie
watching nap time.
these people, I was tired and I ate a lot of food at a festival for
lunch, food I knew I couldn't cook so I took the
opportunity to eat.
Finding Nemo kept my lids