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    The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    I'm sorry if this has been posted elsewhere. I searched and found nothing. Is anyone else disturbed by the presence of teeth on the "blue whale" which swallows us in the sub voyage. Blue whales have "baleen", a brushlike substance to filter little fish. They don't have teeth. In the the movie Marlin is seen flinging himself against the baleen in an effort to escape from the whale.

    I bring this up to CMs at the ride but I get blank stares.

    Your thoughts?

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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    Real fish don't blink or talk, either. Since when is Nemo shooting for a realistic approach?

    True, it's a Pinocchio-esque whale, but it sets up the "swallowed up" gag best. If it didn't look that way, most submarine voyagers wouldn't get it.
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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    The original idea for that scene was to go along the side of the whale, to show how big blue whales were.At one point you would have eye contact with the whale's giant eye! But that was unfortunatly changed and now you get swallowed and you see black space.

    I also don't like how you get "blown out" without feelilng any movement in the sub.

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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    Oh My God! that's exactly what i thought when i saw that!!

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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    I asked one of the imagineers about that and said "It's a happy hungry whale that has a cold, not a blue whale."
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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    Monster is a blue whale and has teeth in pinocchio. You waited until this ride to get bothered by it?:P If anything, it's Disney keeping continuity

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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    You see blue whales but you happen to get eaten by a whale that is not a blue whale. I don't see the problem here.

    By this logic all the fish in Finding Nemo should only be clown fish.

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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    noone else finds it interesting that a whale can swollow a submarine?
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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    Quote Originally Posted by obelix View Post
    I'm sorry if this has been posted elsewhere. I searched and found nothing. Is anyone else disturbed by the presence of teeth on the "blue whale" which swallows us in the sub voyage. Blue whales have "baleen", a brushlike substance to filter little fish. They don't have teeth. In the the movie Marlin is seen flinging himself against the baleen in an effort to escape from the whale.

    I bring this up to CMs at the ride but I get blank stares.

    Your thoughts?
    The blue whale has an excellent dental policy that is included in his Disney health care package. The policy covers tooth implants as the surgery is considered a means of making food more palitable and not just strictly cosmetic. It really is something to spout about.
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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    Quote Originally Posted by almandot View Post
    Monster is a blue whale and has teeth in pinocchio. You waited until this ride to get bothered by it?:P If anything, it's Disney keeping continuity
    You mean, Monstro The Whale?

    Come on, people!! It's Disney!!! It doesn't have to make sense!!

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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    *shrug* I don't mind.

    I do enjoy the hungry hippo explanation. You can learn a lot from Disney - the eating capabilities of toothy whales...to watch out for wiggling ears and bubbles when faced with hippos...and that birds make some of the best entertainers. Authenticity only survives to a certain extend in imagination.

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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    Quote Originally Posted by 2DieFR View Post
    True, it's a Pinocchio-esque whale, but it sets up the "swallowed up" gag best. If it didn't look that way, most submarine voyagers wouldn't get it.
    I've wondered if many submarine voyagers get the whale gag anyway. It's funny, but without any shaking or rumbling in the sub, it's poorly executed.

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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    Quote Originally Posted by MissChristine View Post
    *shrug* I don't mind.

    I do enjoy the hungry hippo explanation. You can learn a lot from Disney - the eating capabilities of toothy whales...to watch out for wiggling ears and bubbles when faced with hippos...and that birds make some of the best entertainers. Authenticity only survives to a certain extend in imagination.
    Well put, Miss Christine. The world should put far less emphasis on being perfect - and more on being perfectly zany.
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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    Well, it's a cartoony whale. Which fits wonderfully in Tommorowland. Becuase in the oceans of tommorow, whales will be cartoony?

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    Re: The Blue Whale in Finding Nemo

    Quote Originally Posted by Professortango View Post
    Well, it's a cartoony whale. Which fits wonderfully in Tommorowland. Becuase in the oceans of tommorow, whales will be cartoony?
    Absolutely! The way things are going, the future for all of us is kind of sketchy.
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