findingdoryrewrite
by Amanda Just
Categories: Animals, Causes, Entertainment, Film/TV.

“Blackfish,” the documentary that sheds light on orcas in captivity, is opening eyes and hearts everywhere. It has even inspired a rewrite in the much-anticipated “Finding Nemo” sequel, “Finding Dory.”

The Pixar film is still in production, and rewrites and tweaks are common occurrences for animated flicks in the works.  According to The New York Times, the original script included a scene at an aquatic park (a la Sea World?), but the “Blackfish”-inspired tweak has changed the story so the sea characters have the option to leave the park.

Pixar films are usually kept hush-hush until closer to release; even the full story line to the film is still unknown at this time. Walt Disney Studios, which includes Pixar, has so far declined to comment, so nothing more is known about this story change at this time. Still, this little tid bit is pretty exciting! In a time when young people are greatly influenced by pop culture and media, a popular animated film with an animal-friendly message is refreshing and greatly needed.

“Finding Dory” has a scheduled release date of November 25, 2015.

Read our review of “Blackfish” here. 

Photo credit: Finding Dory Facebook Page

About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg, ForksOverKnives.com, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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  • Lisa Clark-kahn

    Circuses and Seaworld are so evil in so many ways.Its moral decency 101.