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If you claim to have never used an emoji, you’re definitely lying to yourself. They’re short, they’re useful and sometimes they can be downright adorable. As a matter of fact, they’re so adorable that they can even be used for the purpose of animation. A new video has just hit the web recreating the entirety of Finding Nemo with emojis, and it’s one of the cutest things you will see all day. Check it out below to see for yourself.
Like I previously said: the above video is nothing if not completely adorable. Using emoji avatars for the classic characters in Finding Nemo, the video hilariously summarizes the events of the iconic 2003 animated adventure in less than three minutes. All of the great scenes are represented: Nemo getting captured, Marlin meeting the always forgetful Dory, the scary encounter with the sharks and it all culminates in the happy family reunion that caps off the Disney classic. Even if you haven't seen the film, you could still probably get the jist of the overall narrative.
Of course, this video serves a far greater purpose than simply tugging at our collective heartstrings. With the imminent release of the long-awaited Finding Dory, it’s quite obvious that Disney wants to provide us with an adorable, yet succinct, reminder of the events of the first film, while also stoking our anticipation for the hilarious looking sequel.
These emoji-based shorts have become incredibly popular over the last few months, and Disney has begun to take notice. In addition to this Finding Nemo video, they also have produced hilarious shorts based on recent hits like Star Wars: The Force Awakens to great effect. As the use of emojis becomes more and more commonplace, we have a distinct feeling that Disney will standardize these videos for all major movie marketing campaigns in the near future.
The popularity of these videos is really a testament to the growing ubiquity of the shorthand emojis for everyday conversation. Not only have they become an accepted means of communication, but they have also taken on a life of their own in the grand scheme of pop culture. This popularity will seemingly culminate next year when The Emoji Movie finally hits theaters. Hey, I know it sounds like a ridiculous concept, but people said the same thing before The LEGO Movie hit theaters, and that animated feature has gone on to become a bona fide modern classic. Anything is possible in this day and age.
If you haven’t checked out the above video, do yourself a favor and check it out. It reminds us of why we fell in love with Finding Nemo in the first place, and has us more than excited to see the adventures of Nemo, Marlin and Dory continue when Finding Dory swims its way into theaters on June 17.