Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Nemo and Deepo
Deepo, the mascot of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
Nemo, from the film Finding Nemo.
Do these fish look similar to you? Do you think maybe the Georgia Aquarium is ripping off Pixar? Sure looks like it, since the name and color are so similar, but there are actually good reasons for their choices.
The fish is called "Deepo" because the aquarium is largely sponsored by The Home Depot. The fish is orange, naturally, because that is Home Depot's main color.
Still, it must be annoying for everyone. When I was at the aquarium a few years ago the host asked the kids who the fish was and they all guessed "Nemo." He had to correct them.