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Finding Nemo - Pelicans
During the scenes where they show the pelicans notice Nigel is brown and white. I didn't notice this when I first watched the movie, but a tour guide in Australia told me about the slip-up so I watched the movie again to see it. North American pelicans are brown and white,but Australian pelicans are black and white. Nigel should be black and white. No one took the time to research what an Australian pelican looks like.
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This is the Australian Pelican This is Nigel
This is the Australian Pelican This is Nigel
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falesdk writes:
Well if we're gonna get picky about it, quite a few of the fish that are in the tank at the doctors office cannot safely be kept in the same tank. The puffer would have eaten the starfish, nemo would have died from a non exsistent acclimation procedure..etc.
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Dan Slep writes:
I'm sure little kids will be horrified when they realise Nigel's not the correct colours to meet the Australian Pelican Association's standards.
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Narrikk writes:
I'm a coast-living Australian, so I've had more than enough experience dealing with pelicans, and I can't say I really noticed anything wrong with how he looked. I mean, none of the creatures shown in that movie are exactly the same as their real-life counterparts. Even with the pelican, in some shots he looks quite dark; needless to say, it didn't even occur to me that he was more brown than black. I'm not sure if I should be saying that this is well-spotted, or an artistic rendition of a pelican.
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KT writes:
It's a animation! And to me it looks like he is black... Well whatever, and did you notice that his beack is yellow?... Well you can see it for yourself... So I don't really think that it matters. Do you?
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jAsMiNe J writes:
Personally I'm glad it's wrong, or I wouldn't be able to watch the movie. I have a phobia of Australian pelicans (I was attacked by one when i was little) but for some unknown reason Nigel doesn't scare me, and neither does any other American pelican I have seen pictures of... It's very strange.
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chelsea writes:
http://books.google.ca/books?id=ta8VhJvjmvkC&dq=american+pelicans&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=XghL7gksrp&sig=JBCa_L7fqf1A0j9KzU-vosfB-u4&hl=en&ei=VBn0SZ-WIY-cMpPRwL8P&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2#PPA14,M1 look at this website....i don't really think pelican's are one color for each part of the world !
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