4 Borderline Creepy Fan Theories About Finding Nemo
The theories behind the Toy Story movies are beyond shocking. (Was it really based off of The Walking Dead??) So we were absolutely certain that there were more theories to be discovered within the other Pixar classics. And boy were we right. Just wait until you learn some of the borderline creepy concepts lurking in Finding Nemo:
1. Marlin tried to retrieve his son to… make more babies? “He was totally just trying to get his son home so they could repopulate their colony.”
The reason: “In the real world, after his wife was eaten by a barracuda, Nemo’s dad would’ve just turned into a female and had sex with another clownfish, abandoning Nemo’s half-crushed gimp egg to be eaten by a crab. Do your homework next time, Pixar.”—Cracked
2. All Pixar movies are connected. Okay, so this one’s not creepy and you’ve probably heard this little nugget before, but we’re gonna go through it briefly anyway. Basically, all of the animated films “tell the secret history of a world where the little girl from Monsters, Inc. grows up to be the elderly witch from Brave.” Finding Nemo, specifically, is connected to Toy Story 3. According to Pixar Easter egg hunters across the Internet, the two stories take place roughly at the same time because Andy’s sister, Molly, is caught reading a magazine with brace-faced Darla on the cover, and she hasn’t aged a bit.
3. Marlin died! “One scuba diver put Nemo in the net bag; the other took an unexpected picture, disorienting both Nemo and Marlin, and surprising the other diver, who drops Nemo into the drop-off, sending him into the deep. Marlin, who still believes the divers have Nemo, takes off after the boat, but is killed by the boat’s propellers.” Umm… you’re gonna want to read more.
4. Nemo doesn’t actually exist! The entire flick is said to be an allegory of Marlin’s journey through the Five Stages of Grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. “Finding Nemo is in fact the tale of a psychologically damaged clownfish who must go on a personal journey as he tries to overcome the pain and fear caused by the loss of his family.” For more on the disturbing (albeit sensical) theory, click here.
P.S. ‘Nemo’ in Latin means ‘nobody.’