August 9th, 2013
07:19 PM ET
Thanks to the documentary "Blackfish," Disney/Pixar's "Finding Dory" is getting a revision.
According to the New York Times, "Finding Dory" was initially going to end at a marine park.
But in light of the heat SeaWorld has been taking because of "Blackfish," which raises the question of whether killer whales belong in such arenas, "Finding Dory" has changed its story.
Instead, a Pixar source told the paper, that part of the tale has been edited so that the fish who find themselves at the marine park also have the option to leave.
The "Blackfish" documentary recounts the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed in 2010 when the killer whale Tilikum grabbed her and yanked her underwater. At nearly 90 minutes in length, the film from Gabriela Cowperthwaite also explores the 39-year history of killer whales in captivity. CNN will air the documentary as part of CNN Films on October 24 at 9 p.m. ET.
"Finding Dory," on the other hand, isn't nearly as close to arriving in theaters. The sequel to Pixar's successful "Finding Nemo" is slated to land in November 2015, and it's possible that it'll see additional changes between now and its release. As the NYT notes, the film is still in its early stages of production.
What is set in stone is its cast. "Finding Dory," which features Ellen DeGeneres as the voice of the absentminded fish, will also star Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton as Dory's parents and Ty Burrell as a beluga named Bailey.
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