Film Theory: Did Disney STEAL Finding Nemo?

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Disney is infamous for keeping a tight hold on it's copyright, including taking it to extremes with things that TECHNICALLY fall under public domain in their original format. Well, that is not what happened with Finding Nemo. You see, the story of Finding Nemo is VERY similar to a not as well known children's story. One that is NOT in the public domain. Today, Theorists, we are going to dive deep and figure out if Disney actually STOLE the story of Finding Nemo!
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Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Pedro Freitas, and Tyler Mascola
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  • I have to agree with Mat here, it is important to remember that power and privilege does not equal evil, and that just because someone is weak and small doesn't mean that they are good.

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  • WHY

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  • Hello internet welcome to game th... I mean welcome to FILM THEORY

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  • 1:29 matpat is a bottom confirmed

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  • I love how they’re just friends now lol

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  • What's next on your list of ruining dreams, "Charls mutts is an actual hero by getting a dangerous species extinct?"

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  • 3:43 < click here for french matpat

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  • Hello MatPat and dear EEtvs users. I just wanted to mention something sad that has happened on this channel. As you know, Mathew posted a video about the show ATLA (Avatar the Last Airbender) and the science behind waterbending. In this show, if you don’t already know, there are 4 elements: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. These elements can be controlled, or bent, by people in this universe. Only the avatar could master all four elements. This video, titled: The Science of Waterbending, was posted on September 29 2019. In this video, you promised a 4 part series about the elements and the science behind bending. It was even written in the Description! I am very disappointed that after almost 2 years you have failed to achieve this goal. I have been waiting. I know that you have lots of work to do on other projects and video’s, but COME ON! And it is actually a great idea to continue doing theories with this franchise because it is getting way more popular, so to speak, on countless social media platforms. EEtvs, Facebook, TikTok, Insta and even Pinterest (who uses Facebook nowadays i dont even know). The point is, you have disappointed me and i have decided to unsubscribe. I just really want this because you have kept me waiting! A promise, I suppose, no matter how corny it is 😂, is a promise. Plz respond if you feel the same way

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  • Kid: Mom, I want to see Nemo! Mom: We have Nemo at home. Nemo at home:

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  • They stole lion king so why not nemo

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  • This is why you don't just pitch ideas to anyone

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  • No its finding my happiness.

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  • So, was there ever a time copyrights expired 12 years after the author's death or was that just a random number used as an example?

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  • AFootOfAFerret Is Mickey

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  • This is actually sad...😟 Wait what is this plot twist at the end wtf

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  • Do Simba vs Lion King 😊

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  • Me when I hear the thunder and see the lightning at the same time in the intro: Something's wrong, I can feel it

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  • 3:38-3:42 im laughed

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  • 60 bucks for a children's book, I'll be taking my money to the gaming store get a new 60 dollar game instead

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  • So am I the only one who was obsessed with the development of Finding Nemo? I have seen, heard, and read a ton about writer and director Andrew Stanton's creative process and how he came up with the ideas in the movie. Stuff like the aquarium he went to with his son where the first idea of the movie came to him. Talking to dentists and biologists. Figuring out how to animate water. The Walt Disney Corporation had no creative control. There was no way Finding Nemo was a stolen idea. Also according to this Pixar was thinking about clown fish in 1994.

    Brandon HowardBrandon Howard3 päeva tagasi
    • ... I read it multiple times as dory stole nemo and kept waiting for it to come up.. it took me 14 minutes to realize that was in fact, not the title

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  • Do you think if they only called banks... Financial institutions, that theyd call them Financial Institution robbers?

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  • I knew it!

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  • Can I have a poster of your face with googley eyes on your eyes

    An OrphanAn Orphan3 päeva tagasi
  • Copyright be like "i'm in prison for robbery, what about you?" "i put an electric yellow mouse in my video"

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  • Mickey’s voice just don’t hit the same no more...

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  • Tell me that @ 4:35 the cursor doesn’t look a little funny 😅🧐

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  • Me: So le calvez how’s your day Le calvez: so I made a book that nobody liked then Disney stole my book idea then people thought I copied Disney and lost a lot of money Then went I went to sue Disney I lost and had to pay Disney. Me: but you did copy Disney Le calvez: *throws virtually chair at me*

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  • What a wild twist!!!

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  • Shouldave just had mickey mouse go ha hoo.

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  • Thanks

    Ngọc Nguyễn HồngNgọc Nguyễn Hồng4 päeva tagasi
  • F that creepy mouse.

    Cartoon KellyCartoon Kelly4 päeva tagasi
  • 3:39 Posion clown lol

    connor awesome productionsconnor awesome productions4 päeva tagasi
  • hey you should cover "It's such a beautiful day"

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  • Why was Nemo and who ever the other one was in a bullring

    The best story tellerThe best story teller5 päeva tagasi
  • ... I read it multiple times as dory stole nemo and kept waiting for it to come up.. it took me 14 minutes to realize that was in fact, not the title

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  • Disney usually takes a lot of the stories from other sources instead of their own imaginations very sadly

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  • lol

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  • This fuy ruins the moment by saying its just a theory

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  • that moment when it takes 7 minutes to explain your thesis

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  • Disney steals ALL their story ideas.

    Temna SenkaTemna Senka5 päeva tagasi
  • I scroll down and I see the oreo

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  • I hate Disney

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  • If he plagiarized Nemo and Nemo means nothing in Latin.... that means he plagiarized nothing he did nothing wrong.

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  • That intro killed me

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  • 14:05 was that a reference to blender 3D, the 3D modeling program,because the French clown fish was in 3d

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  • Tree banana rock

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  • Mickey was right. Matpat later found himself being beaten in a Uyghur Concentration Camp in Western China for his troubles. He was there as a 'guest' of Mickey's good friends, the Chinese Communist Party.

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  • Bro I wanna know who voices that Mickey it soo good .

    Ryan SantiagoRyan Santiago6 päeva tagasi
  • 1. MattPatt is batman 2. What's the whole Mickey mouse thing, where they have to make sure he can stay on screen?

    Mikey CashMikey Cash6 päeva tagasi
  • Nothing new under the sun. Fish aren’t new. Orphans and losing one parent isn’t new. Kids as protagonists isn’t new. Nothing new here.

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  • French people wants really that money but it was obvious he stole the idea

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  • This was the most ridiculous Danganronpa episode I've ever watched I love it

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  • The intro scares me...

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  • He is american doing fake accents is always funny when an american does one idk

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  • i guess disney paid you good for this videoo wooooow

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  • disneys money won....

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  • its sooo clean that they stole the ideaaa come oon man you lost my respect u are scared to get sueee by disney .its 100% clear that they stole the ideaa...its sad to see that u wont fight for the litle people shame on you..

    CellPhone PlanetCellPhone Planet6 päeva tagasi
    • what an overproud french person ... didn't even watch half of the video

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  • sad to see that this channel backs up disney cus they are scared to get sueeee...

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  • sorry no heart

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  • f.......nemo then.I cant belive Disney would do this ..i guess they have no brain

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    • Did you watch the whole video?

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  • One of his best intros to a theory, Mickey is losing their sanity

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    • plural mickey

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    • ah yes,YOURE ALWAYS HERE

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    • I know right

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  • The french clown fish looks more like a dim red, not quite orange, because I have colour blindness

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  • Rider voices Mickey Mouse I think I spelled his name wrong

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  • mickey scares me at times I don't see him the same after ur videos-

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  • My friend: hey can I copy your homework Me: yeah but make sure you make different so the teacher doesn't know His homework:

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  • I hate disney verry much but sorry... This time the disney is right, disney maded "a fish searching his family" story a lot better than that french book, you cant sue a work because they have similar themes, if he think disney stolen his work then he should created something more unique, for example one of nemos fins are bigger than other thats a trait unique to nemo and this thing make him special between all other clownfishes on our oceans, dear artists, please dont always blame bigger corporations when they did same thing better than you, please got some honor...

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  • Let us all sue Disney

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  • Film Theory’s finding theories

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  • Ya know i was expecting a fake Disney account to say some thing like * this is the last straw matpat*

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  • matpat makes this vid disney watches; he's on to us get his attention council connections; roger that

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  • Matpat when his running on pure caffeine and theory energy after researching for 1 week nonstop.

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  • Make a theory about NeroGeist and the Engel Series.

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  • Not to be a bother here, but did anyone know that there is/was a Walt Disney Animation France that was absorbed into Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1995! If he pitched the idea in 1995, it could be likely they rejected it and then one of the guys went to John lasseter with an "idea" and all he did was change up franck le calvez's story a little bit. John like it so much because they were struggling to try to come up with ideas for their next 5 projects after toy story. But that's just a...😜

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  • When do you think MatPat's gonna get murdered by an oversized key?

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  • omega mart theory

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  • F you, Mickey.

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  • i wanna be the official mickey mouse voice of film theory. weird this is where my career aspiration is

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  • poor mickey he didn't deserve it

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  • Was mickeys foot on the book nemo a reference to when king dice steps on the smoking guy from cuphead

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  • I blame you for my growing hatred for the Mickey Mouse character.

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  • I love that Mickey is just the main antagonist of the Film Theorist lore, which definitely exists.

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  • Hey mattpat completely no hate at all bec i love your videos and ur channel(s) but could I ask that you research on correct pronunciation of other languages in your videos aside from the european ones 😟 I KNOW it sounds like a lot but it feels a bit sad when you put so much effort in pronouncing the european languages like this book or merida's name but just apologize for butchering other langauges in your other videos :(( its just a small concern but it would mean a lot. Its good if you dont want to though I still love watching your videos 🥰🥰

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  • “Both have surgeonfish” Objection! That is not a surgeonfish (family Acanthuridae), that is a mandarin fish _Synchiropus splendidus_ family Callionymidae. They’re not that closely related.

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    • Thank you for ruining my childhood

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  • I'm only 6 minutes in but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Disney is in the right. From what I've read about book licensing and other such things, you can't steal an idea. Idea's can't be copyrighted, unless it's like a machine, but when it comes to the creative process you can have millions of stories with the same idea but as long as it's not copied word for word it's free game. That's why we have so many Romeo and Juliet, stories about wizarding children, and such. They're all fundamentally the same, but the writers put their own spin to the stories just enough to make it different and for it to sell. Also, I love all of the puns lol

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  • Finding Nemo is a PIXAR film not a Disney film. Disney owns it now.

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  • I honestly wanna know if the boat fire from the little mermaid could happen

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  • Plotwist:Matpat is defending Disney so he doesn't get Copyrighted

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  • Rick ashly sues Disney

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  • When I thought they were finally friends Matpat and Miky welp IT WAS WORTH TO BELIEVE!

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  • 1:17 im scared

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  • Hardly surprising, Disney stole most of what they're known for from other creators.

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