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Spoilers: Ending for Pixar's Finding Dory changed due to Blackfish documentary and SeaWorld controversy

08.12.2013

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BLACKFISH is a documentary about Tilikum the killer whale from SeaWorld, and in general how dangerous it can be keeping these animals in captivity. Because of the movie (as well as SeaWorld's poor handling of the criticism), Pixar is apparently changing the ending of one of their movie that involves a sea park: FINDING DORY.

An employee for Pixar has told the New York Times that the new ending will still have a marine park, however now the sea creatures brought to the marine park in the film will have the option to leave. So does that mean the SeaWorld-like business in the film is more like a hotel, where fish and mammals can come and go as they please?

This change probably isn't necessary, and when FINDING DORY is released in two years I highly doubt many people will even think about BLACKFISH when they go to see the new Pixar film. I really don't think that a lot of people would have complained if Pixar didn't change things, but Pixar is probably trying to avoid the bad publicity surrounding marine parks just in case we are still talking about SeaWorld in a couple of years from now.

FINDING DORY swims into theaters on November 15th, 2015.

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Extra Tidbit: Have any of you seen BLACKFISH? How fair do you think the documentary is towards marine parks?
Source: New York Times

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10:48PM on 08/13/2013

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I got trashed to hell for posting my positive review for Blackfish on a zookeeper's forum. It blew up from there. The film is not so much emotional, but extremely shocking. I will never go to SeaWorld again. I think anyone who sees it will agree. [link]
I got trashed to hell for posting my positive review for Blackfish on a zookeeper's forum. It blew up from there. The film is not so much emotional, but extremely shocking. I will never go to SeaWorld again. I think anyone who sees it will agree. [link]
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5:37PM on 08/12/2013
Good for Pixar, and yes, if you see Blackfish, you'll remember it easily in two years. The Cove was four years ago and I still can't get it out of my head...
Good for Pixar, and yes, if you see Blackfish, you'll remember it easily in two years. The Cove was four years ago and I still can't get it out of my head...
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2:59PM on 08/12/2013
I saw Blackfish and I'm for certain I will be thinking about it 2 years from now. Probably the rest of my life. It's incredible. Very excited for Dory though. Nemo is my fav Pixar!
I saw Blackfish and I'm for certain I will be thinking about it 2 years from now. Probably the rest of my life. It's incredible. Very excited for Dory though. Nemo is my fav Pixar!
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1:51PM on 08/12/2013

Just on a side note

Dolphins and Whales aren't people. Yeah if an animal is having trouble dealing with being in an enclosure - then it's the owner's problem to rectify it (better enclosures or just releasing the animal), but it should be dealt with on a case by case basis - not this "we must free all the people-with-fins" bull.
They're not people.
And I love that line in the trailer of "there's no record of an Orca attacking in the wild" - they didn't get the name Killer Whale for looks
Dolphins and Whales aren't people. Yeah if an animal is having trouble dealing with being in an enclosure - then it's the owner's problem to rectify it (better enclosures or just releasing the animal), but it should be dealt with on a case by case basis - not this "we must free all the people-with-fins" bull.
They're not people.
And I love that line in the trailer of "there's no record of an Orca attacking in the wild" - they didn't get the name Killer Whale for looks
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2:21PM on 08/12/2013
The name "killer whale" is a bit of a misnomer, seeing as the orca is a type of dolphin that *kills whales*. It'd be more accurate to call them whale killers rather than killer whales.
The name "killer whale" is a bit of a misnomer, seeing as the orca is a type of dolphin that *kills whales*. It'd be more accurate to call them whale killers rather than killer whales.
5:09PM on 08/12/2013
"And I love that line in the trailer of "there's no record of an Orca attacking in the wild" - they didn't get the name Killer Whale for looks "

No record of an Orca attacking PEOPLE. Sure, they kill. Their friggin' food. Like everything else in the damn ocean.
"And I love that line in the trailer of "there's no record of an Orca attacking in the wild" - they didn't get the name Killer Whale for looks "

No record of an Orca attacking PEOPLE. Sure, they kill. Their friggin' food. Like everything else in the damn ocean.
10:49PM on 08/13/2013
You might want to look up why they are called killer whales before you post something like that.
You might want to look up why they are called killer whales before you post something like that.
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12:31PM on 08/12/2013
I;m not gonna complain about the change in the story but I will complain that we are getting Finding Dory and still no Incredible's sequel.
I;m not gonna complain about the change in the story but I will complain that we are getting Finding Dory and still no Incredible's sequel.
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12:50PM on 08/13/2013
Oh, Jesus Christ, shut the fuck up!
Oh, Jesus Christ, shut the fuck up!
12:13PM on 08/12/2013
Disney World decided to get up and walk as far away from Sea World as it could.
Disney World decided to get up and walk as far away from Sea World as it could.
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12:00PM on 08/12/2013
Nothing wrong with a writing decision to make the ending a bit more consistent with the story's values...but you can, you know, keep the story-editing process out of the news and let people just see the ****ing movie.

I'm for humane treatment of animals AND spoiler alerts (ordinarily I don't complain about spoilers, but this has been all over the news.)
Nothing wrong with a writing decision to make the ending a bit more consistent with the story's values...but you can, you know, keep the story-editing process out of the news and let people just see the ****ing movie.

I'm for humane treatment of animals AND spoiler alerts (ordinarily I don't complain about spoilers, but this has been all over the news.)
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11:46AM on 08/12/2013
After seeing Blackfish, you really don't want to go back to Sea World. But this is a kid's movie. I'm sure there's not a 7 year old out there who will be incensed at seeing a marine park full of captured dolphins from Japan in a Pixar movie.
After seeing Blackfish, you really don't want to go back to Sea World. But this is a kid's movie. I'm sure there's not a 7 year old out there who will be incensed at seeing a marine park full of captured dolphins from Japan in a Pixar movie.
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11:58AM on 08/12/2013
Even when I was seven, I thought it was total BS that these animals had to live in a boring, drab tank and do tricks on command. Full disclosure: I was seven when 'Free Willy' came out.
Even when I was seven, I thought it was total BS that these animals had to live in a boring, drab tank and do tricks on command. Full disclosure: I was seven when 'Free Willy' came out.
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11:29AM on 08/12/2013
Trust me, people will find something to complain about.
Trust me, people will find something to complain about.
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