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Live-action Flounder

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Live-action Flounder refers to the design of the character Flounder, a fish, in the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Unlike the character's design in the original Disney animated film, live-action Flounder looks more realistically like a fish, leading to jokes online.

Origin

On April 26th, 2023, the official Twitter account for the Disney Little Mermaid[1] remake posted an image of Flounder in the film, announcing he will be voiced by Jacob Tremblay (shown below).


PG JACOB TREMBLAY FLOUNDER C Disney THE LITTLE MERMAID MAY 26 IN DDolby Cinema, REAL D 3D AND IMAX

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Jokes about the character's design began instantly, as many joked about the less friendly look of Flounder compared to his animated predecessor. Some joked that Flounder had gotten on "Ozempic," a Diabetes medication that has become a controversial weight loss drug in some circles.[2] On April 26th, 2023, user @RohitaKadambi[3] posted a tweet about Flounder taking Ozempic, gaining over 1,000 retweets and 15,000 likes in two days (shown below, left). User @mediumsizemeech[4] posted a similar joke, saying Flounder looked like Steve Buscemi, gaining over 170 retweets and 3,000 likes in two days (shown below, right).


Rohita Kadambi @RohitaKadambi Another Hollywood victim of Ozempic ALT 1:01 PM . Apr 26, 2023 : ... Meech PO JE @MediumSizeMeech Not they put Flounder on Ozempic! Why he so skinny??? This fish look like Steve Buscemi JACOB TREMBLAY FLOUNDER Disney THE LITTLE MERMAID MAY 26 IN DDolby Cinema, REAL D 3D AND IMAX L ⠀


Others joked that live-action Flounder looked withered and depressed, as though harsh life experiences had affected him. For example, on April 26th, user @voicesbyzane[5] imagined a dark Flounder monologue, gaining over 140 retweets and 780 likes in two days (shown below, left). User @sablaah[6] posted a comparison between animated and "live-action" Flounder, saying live-action Flounder represented joining Twitter today as opposed to 2009, gaining over 3,600 retweets and 17,000 likes (shown below, right).


Zane Schacht - Voice Goblin @VoicesByZane "Every moment is a nightmare for me Ariel. Do you know what life is like for a fish? I eat other fish. And try not to be eaten by bigger fish. All of them scream in terror and rage, Ariel, all day and night. That is all the ocean is. A void of endless screaming." POP Pop Crave @PopCraveApr 26 Character poster for Jacob Tremblay as Flounder in #TheLittle Mermaid JACOB TREMBLAY FLOUNDER ⠀ Disney THE LITTLE MERMAID the girl on crimewatchers podcast @sablaah joining twitter in 2009 / being on twitter now 3:39 PM . Apr 26, 2023 : ...

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mary kate @marykatecarr_ everyone wants a photorealistic live action little mermaid until it comes time to reckon with what a true flounder looks like 11:16 AM. Apr 26, 2023 bethany @fiImgal they changed the design for flounder because everyone was complaining i hope you sick f---- are happy... 10:16 AM. Apr 27, 2023 xanax in a cinnabon (ali) @xanabon they made Flounder get buccal fat removal surgery??? POP Pop Crave @PopCraveApr 26 Character poster for Jacob Tremblay as Flounder in #TheLittle Mermaid JACOB TREMBLAY FLOUNDER DISNEY ⠀: Kevin @scribblesscript Anyway shout out to Disney for finally finding a way to make a version of The Little Mermaid's Flounder more soulless than Funko FLOUNDER POP! Disney 237 FLOUNDER VINYL FIGURE/FIGURINE EN VINYLE/ FIGURA DE VINIL Chining -sarars 1:11 PM . Apr 26, 2023 DISNEY THE LITTLE MERMAID cat @cataerith FLOUNDER FANART because he's a good fish CAT ⠀ 11:40 Governor Ron DeSa... flgovrondesantis Governor Ron DeSantis flgovrondesantis • Instagram ● 1.6M followers • 1K posts You don't follow each other on Instagram View profile 11:30 AM Did you see the new CGI Founder? I'm so f------ p----- He looks like a real f----- fish!!!!! WHAT THE F--- Disney has gone woke. You need to pass legislation TODAY that says Flounder is f------ pudgy and cute and not some f------ lifelike fish. O Message... And say he's Christian and not bi

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External References

[1] Twitter – LittleMermaid

[2] New York Times – What Is Ozempic?

[3] Twitter – RohitaKadambi

[4] Twitter – MediumSizeMeech

[5] Twitter – Voicesbyzane

[6] Twitter – sablaah

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