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How Documentary ‘Blackfish’ Has Made Some Ripples in Pixar’s ‘Finding Nemo’ Sequel

How Documentary 'Blackfish' Has Made Some Ripples in Pixar's 'Finding Nemo' Sequel

Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s documentary “Blackfish,” which exposes the unsafe and even deadly practices of orca whale captivity at SeaWorld, is making more than a few ripples. Per the NY Times, due to the doc’s damning accounts of the famous marine park, Pixar has been prompted to rewrite part of its “Finding Nemo” sequel to change an element of its story.

“Finding Dory,” which doesn’t hit theaters until 2015, has now been partially restructured so that the film’s fish and mammals, once taken to a marine park, have the option of leaving. As pointed out in the Times, Pixar is notoriously hush-hush about its storylines, so this “tweak offers a rare peek” into the company’s creative processes. The general plot for “Finding Dory” is still unknown.

Disney didn’t comment for the NYT story; the piece sites a Pixar employee who told them about the alteration.

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