and, Nemo caused a rise in the number of Clown Fish bought. just like Snow Dogs caused an influx in Huskies bought. and 101 Dalmatians, well... you get the idea. shows and movies like these, cause impulse buys all the time. people were scared that Hachiko: A Dog's Story would cause a rise in the number of Akitas bought, then shoved into shelters. difference is, Nemo and Fish Hooks cause a rise in fish bought, which you can't really trace unless you can get a hold of pet store records. shows geared at kids, need to have more truth in them, than falsehood.
i mean, shows with wizards, super heroes, and stuff like that, are different than shows with real creatures in them.
when my niece showed interest in bettas, i made sure she knew what was right and wrong with them, and now, she takes care of King Steve really well. while it's true, that you have to teach the kids yourself, how many parents these days do that? they'll listen to pet store employees, before they'll do their own research. that's what upsets me the most, about shows like this. kids see goldfish, living with bettas, catfish, clams and urchins, and they think it's okay. kids don't get that these things aren't real and truthful, and ask mommy and daddy for the same thing, and the parent doesn't know better, and asks the pet store employee, who says "yeah! goldfish can live with catfish and bettas just fine!", and the parent thinks it's correct.