'Finding Dory's' alternate ending
August 9th, 2013
07:19 PM ET

'Finding Dory's' alternate ending

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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  1. Mariska

    Long time no sea! FInding Dory will dive in theaters the summer of 2016. Remember: 'Fish are friends, not food!' http://youtu.be/GYDe4iCPCQs

    November 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bruce

    Fish are friends......not food!

    August 12, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. M.A.P.

    I hope this film does promote animal welfare for marine animals in the same way that Babe made people think about the animals that lie on their plate and what their standard of life was like. Keeping whales in fish tanks is a crime against humanity and the CEO of seaworls should be sent to jail for life – see how HE likes it!

    August 12, 2013 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
    • who would know better the you M.A.P.


      August 12, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Nice attenmpt at a question there, mandy. Sad that a fat hacking ho such as yourself can't dedicate just a few hours to learning english.

      August 12, 2013 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
    • jujubeans

      Obviously don't know what "humanity" means. (Hint: It comes from human.)

      August 12, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      OK crimes against animality? Whatevs Mr Smarty Pants, I think humanity can be used in this case. It is a crime against humanity because it dehumanizes US! We become less than human when we torture other living beings for entertainments sake. THAT'S WHAT I MEANT.

      August 13, 2013 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Just sayin...

    Whales are not fish, they are mammals. Just sayin.

    August 10, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Oh yeah? If whales aren't fish, what the hell are they doing in the water? Huh?
      BOOM - you got served!

      August 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |

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