Take Finding Nemo. It's a heartfelt father-and-son story in which an entire family of clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) is viciously devoured by a barracuda, and then the son is abducted by scuba divers and forced into performing peepshows for a sociopathic human child.
"Well, son, doom surrounds us 360 degrees and 24/7, but thankfully we're evolutionarily unequipped
to truly comprehend the gravity of our situation."
Marlin, the father of the titular clownfish, goes on a harrowing journey to rescue his son. With the help of Ellen DeGeneres the Fish, Marlin outsmarts sharks, whales, hungry birds, and jellyfish. Nemo and Marlin are reunited and -- with their odyssey over -- live happily ever after.
Disturbingly happily ever after.
We touched on this topic briefly before, ignorant of the implications -- but sometimes ignorance is bliss. You see, a clownfish colony -- which doesn't stray far from its anemone host -- is dominated by one male and one female. These two are the only ones who are trading fluids in the entire group. Why? Because all clownfish are born male. Why? Because Mother Nature is one crazy broad.
Seriously, lady, there are children here.