BySophie Atkinson, writer at
Sophie Atkinson

Heartwarming story klaxon! Pixar may be a seriously big deal in the animation world, but they're not too big to care about the little guys. Pixar has changed the ending to Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory after watching the documentary Blackfish, which uncovers the mistreatment of killer whales in SeaWorld. The documentary claims that SeaWorld was responsible for the deaths of three people, owing to its policy of keeping killer whales in captivity.

Originally, Finding Dory was set to end at Marine Park, described as a 'SeaWorld-type environment', but according to The New York Times, Pixar has retained the marine park location but altered the scene so it's clear 'that the fish and mammals taken to its aquatic centre have the option to leave'.

Blackfish was released in the US last month. It focuses on an orca (killer whale) which has been involved in three deaths since being captured in 1983 off the coast of Iceland. Most recently, animal trainer Dawn Brancheau died at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 after she was pulled into a tank and attacked. SeaWorld has denied the accusations and argued that Cowperthwaite has produced an 'inaccurate' and 'misleading' film.

Finding Dory will once again feature the voice of , who will once again be playing the forgetful Dory from 2003's Finding Nemo. Finding Dory is due in theaters in 2015.


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