SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
THE DESIGN SCHOOL
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT
NAME: EDY WIJAYA
STUDENT ID NO: 0314036
FILMS SELECTED: FINDING NEMO AND TANGLED
WORD COUNT: 639 WORDS
ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205)
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: COMPARE – CONTRAST ESSAY
LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA
SUBMISSION DATE: 5TH DECEMBER 2013
With the advancing technology nowadays, movies have started to adopt
animation as its part and for some, its core. As days past, animation have become even
more eye catching than it was before, and not long after that, animated films started to
show its nose, becoming more and more popular as the time past. What made these
animated films interesting is none other than their attributes, which are different for each
animated film. Now let us compare some of them, between the two animated films,
“Finding Nemo” & “Tangled”.
First, let us compare the presonality of the character marlin, the main character in
“Finding Nemo” and Rapunzel, the main character in “Tangled”. These two characters
have different personality, Marlin, the main character in “Finding Nemo” is a neurotic,
worrisome, pessimistic and determined character (The Disney Wiki, 2003), these
characters can be seen from how he believes Nemo can not swim well just because he
was worry while in fact Nemo can swim well and when Nemo is in danger, with
determination, he went for an adventure to rescue Nemo. While the other character,
Rapunzel, is a spirited, kind, brave, smart, playful, very adventurous and naive teen
(The Disney Wiki, 2010). Along the story, you can see her proving all these characters,
and that made her a different Disney Princess than the others.
Second, the backgrounds, these two animated films/movies have a whole
different backgrounds compared to each other. “Finding Nemo” is an animated film
about fish, it is a story where Marlin, the main character was looking for his son, Nemo.
In the movie, the story was separated into two, the first tells us about Marlin’s adventure
to look for Nemo where it took place in the vast ocean and the second tells us about
Nemo’s effort of trying to get out of the aquarium where he was placed after kidnapped,
this took place on the land, inside of a dentist office. While “Tangled” is a story about a
kidnapped princess who was locked in a tall tower and was rescued by a thief where
her adventure began, the backgrounds in this story can be seen from her adventure,
she went from hills to towns, and finally her castle.
Next, we will compare the story goal of the two films. In “Finding Nemo”, the story
tells us about Marlin’s adventure in the vast ocean with Dory to rescue Nemo that has
been kidnapped and placed inside of an aquarium in a dentist office. While “Tangled”
tells us about how Rapunzel found out that she is a princess and got back to her castle
in her adventure with Flynn Rider to find the floating lantern that took place on her
birthday every year.
Last but not least, the endings of the two animated films. Even though the two
animated films have happy endings, but the two ended differently. In “Finding Nemo”
the story ends with their reunion, Marlin succeeded in rescuing Nemo through his hard
adventure with the help of Dory and other creatures in the sea as well as the seagulls.
While in “Tangled” the story ends with Rapunzel who lost her healing power. In order to
kill Mother Gothel, the villain who kidnapped Rapunzel when she was still an infant,
Flynn Rider cut Rapunzel’s hairs which caused her to lost her healing ability, even
though it seems that she can still use it for one last time through her tears (The Disney
Wiki, 2010) to save Flynn Rider.
In a nutshell, there have been many interesting movies/films that adopted
animation and there have been many animated films that we know are very popular and
have a good story. But even so, each movie/film have a different story, characters,
backgrounds, story goal, ending and etc. Which made each of these animated
movies/films to be interesting and fun to watch.