Nemo's Abyss: The Deferral of Undecidability
Animation must remain open to
critical analysis, not least of all when it makes reference to the real world. It is from
this perspective that Prescott-Steed discusses the Pixar production Finding Nemo; to consider Finding Nemo in terms of what is (re)presented and also in terms
of what is ‘left out’.
Approaching the film in this way, it becomes possible to
explain how Finding Nemo’s idealised representation of the natural world assists in
the protection and perpetuation of heteronormativity’s dominance in the late