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The Fish That Nearly Drowned

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The Fish That Nearly Drowned is about a fish who [SPOILER ALERT] nearly drowns. Whoops, guess that spoiler alert should have come a bit earlier. Forget you saw it! The titular fish in question might actually drown! Because that is something that a fish can evidently do!

But even though the question of whether or not the fish might drown, (he doesn’t [SPOILER ALERT] Dammit! Late again, spoiler alerts!) the true star of The Fish That Nearly Drowned is the narrator. Eschewing conventional educational short techniques, mainly because then it gets to use the word “eschew”, the short opts not to have a nebbishy man or lecturing woman narrate. Instead it has a fish do it. A fish named Silverus. A fish named Silverus whom the short informs us can communicate with the boy who maintains the aquarium while he plays ice hockey on a nearby pond.

Yeah, we thought that would get your attention. Balancing ridiculously named Narrator-fishes with a glimpse into the aquatic world that is, (we can’t believe we’re typing this), actually sort of interesting, you won’t want to miss The Fish That Nearly Drowned.*

**Come on, now you’re doing it on purpose!!

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mp4 for Tablets and TVs (119.13 MB)

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Release date

April 10, 2012


10 minutes