Spot the difference

Poster showing The ReefFinding Nemo

Warner Bros is preparing to bring out its first feature-length computer-generated animation in Britain under the title The Reef (poster pictured on the left). The film, which is known in the US as Shark Bait, is about an orange-coloured fish who loses his family, finds a companion, and is threatened by a heavy-browed great white shark. I can’t quite put my finger on where I’ve heard this before. Perhaps someone at Disney, which distributed Pixar’s Finding Nemo (pictured, right) in 2003, will be able to help.

Of course, Warner Bros would never want to confuse filmgoers into thinking that its new film has anything to do with Nemo, which made $700 million in cinemas worldwide. Any resemblance, as they are wont to say in Hollywood, is coincidental.

4 Responses to “Spot the difference”

  1. Tom L Says:

    Rather like Disney’s The Wild, which was a shocking rip off of Dreamworks’s Madagascar.

  2. pouletnoir Says:

    Gosh, you’re right. I wonder if it was as shit.

  3. Tom L Says:

    Another point of broad similarity between US animated films is the frequent presence of a group-thinking communist style collective or sect of some sort, usually placed as an adversary to the emancipated, wise-crackin’ hero. For example:

    – the wildebeest in The Wild
    – the lemurs in Madagascar (see this video, for example)
    – the little green aliens in Toy Story
    – the sloths in Ice Age 2
    – the sea turtles in Finding Nemo

    I know there are more …

  4. Deepa Says:

    Spot the difference in this pic:
    Madhubala and Madhuri

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