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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  • This man wait for 25 years for like an extra 30 grand a year absolutely a mad lad

    the icecream ninjathe icecream ninja9 tuntia sitten
  • Guys I'm friends with one of Frank Le Calvez's daughters DM me if u want proof on insta : @zainudin7272

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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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  • Pierrot is gonna haunt me in my dreams

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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

    Zuwara KingZuwara KingPäivä sitten
  • Hello MatPat and dear FIworld 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. FIworld, 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:

    VoxSoxRoxVoxSoxRox2 päivää sitten
  • They stole lion king so why not nemo

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

    Originz FishingOriginz Fishing3 päivää sitten
  • No its finding my happiness.

    Ur worst Night_bear31Ur worst Night_bear313 päivää sitten
  • 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?

    BadmovieredemptionBadmovieredemption3 päivää sitten
  • 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 😊

    Jaime DuncanJaime Duncan3 päivää sitten
  • Me when I hear the thunder and see the lightning at the same time in the intro: Something's wrong, I can feel it

    kolim jonekolim jone3 päivää sitten
  • 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

    x3Midnight Sky3xx3Midnight Sky3x4 päivää sitten
  • 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 Howard4 päivää sitten
    • ... 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

      kolim jonekolim jone3 päivää sitten
  • Do you think if they only called banks... Financial institutions, that theyd call them Financial Institution robbers?

    Robert TRobert T4 päivää sitten
  • I knew it!

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

    An OrphanAn Orphan4 päivää sitten
  • Copyright be like "i'm in prison for robbery, what about you?" "i put an electric yellow mouse in my video"

    TheRealMonsterTheRealMonster4 päivää sitten
  • Mickey’s voice just don’t hit the same no more...

    nam e puthpongnam e puthpong4 päivää sitten
  • Tell me that @ 4:35 the cursor doesn’t look a little funny 😅🧐

    The Deepest DiveThe Deepest Dive4 päivää sitten
  • 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*

    1 Rapter891 Rapter894 päivää sitten
  • What a wild twist!!!

    Fake TimothyFake Timothy4 päivää sitten
  • Shouldave just had mickey mouse go ha hoo.

    SynergySynergy4 päivää sitten
  • Thanks

    Ngọc Nguyễn HồngNgọc Nguyễn Hồng5 päivää sitten
  • F that creepy mouse.

    Cartoon KellyCartoon Kelly5 päivää sitten
  • 3:39 Posion clown lol

    connor awesome productionsconnor awesome productions5 päivää sitten
  • hey you should cover "It's such a beautiful day"

    2% Milk2% Milk5 päivää sitten
  • Why was Nemo and who ever the other one was in a bullring

    The best story tellerThe best story teller5 päivää sitten
  • ... 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

    Neeva CNeeva C5 päivää sitten
  • Disney usually takes a lot of the stories from other sources instead of their own imaginations very sadly

    MacDawnlds UwUMacDawnlds UwU5 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Jordan LaQueyJordan LaQuey6 päivää sitten
  • Disney steals ALL their story ideas.

    Temna SenkaTemna Senka6 päivää sitten
  • I scroll down and I see the oreo

    TimeCubeTimeCube6 päivää sitten
  • I hate Disney

    Max PlayzMax Playz6 päivää sitten
  • If he plagiarized Nemo and Nemo means nothing in Latin.... that means he plagiarized nothing he did nothing wrong.

    Jokingly JoJokingly Jo6 päivää sitten
  • That intro killed me

    Niloofar JavadianNiloofar Javadian6 päivää sitten
  • 14:05 was that a reference to blender 3D, the 3D modeling program,because the French clown fish was in 3d

    Stormy de gamerStormy de gamer6 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    James TarbetJames Tarbet6 päivää sitten
  • Bro I wanna know who voices that Mickey it soo good .

    Ryan SantiagoRyan Santiago6 päivää sitten
  • 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 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    AmyXAmyX6 päivää sitten
  • French people wants really that money but it was obvious he stole the idea

    AmruAmru6 päivää sitten
  • This was the most ridiculous Danganronpa episode I've ever watched I love it

    DarkKryoDarkKryo6 päivää sitten
  • The intro scares me...

    Clare FoleyClare Foley7 päivää sitten
  • He is american doing fake accents is always funny when an american does one idk

    jnr gamesjnr games7 päivää sitten
  • i guess disney paid you good for this videoo wooooow

    CellPhone PlanetCellPhone Planet7 päivää sitten
  • disneys money won....

    CellPhone PlanetCellPhone Planet7 päivää sitten
  • 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 Planet7 päivää sitten
    • what an overproud french person ... didn't even watch half of the video

      Raymond Christopher TantoRaymond Christopher Tanto6 päivää sitten
  • sad to see that this channel backs up disney cus they are scared to get sueeee...

    CellPhone PlanetCellPhone Planet7 päivää sitten
  • sorry no heart

    CellPhone PlanetCellPhone Planet7 päivää sitten
  • f.......nemo then.I cant belive Disney would do this ..i guess they have no brain

    CellPhone PlanetCellPhone Planet7 päivää sitten
    • Did you watch the whole video?

      Chrisg69911Chrisg699116 päivää sitten
  • One of his best intros to a theory, Mickey is losing their sanity

    Just Some Guy without a MustacheJust Some Guy without a Mustache7 päivää sitten
    • I swear Mickey Mouse is becoming more Evil than Maleficent, Scar, and Chernabog combined!

      DisneyVillainsFan 16DisneyVillainsFan 168 tuntia sitten
    • plural mickey

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    • S

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    • ah yes,YOURE ALWAYS HERE

      Muhammad SulaimMuhammad Sulaim5 päivää sitten
  • The french clown fish looks more like a dim red, not quite orange, because I have colour blindness

    Im GarbageIm Garbage7 päivää sitten
  • Rider voices Mickey Mouse I think I spelled his name wrong

    Mosharaf HossainMosharaf Hossain7 päivää sitten
  • 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...

    Lord GrunwalderLord Grunwalder7 päivää sitten
  • Let us all sue Disney

    Elijah's PlaygroundElijah's Playground7 päivää sitten
  • Film Theory’s finding theories

    Prebuiltroom901Prebuiltroom9017 päivää sitten
  • Ya know i was expecting a fake Disney account to say some thing like * this is the last straw matpat*

    minorminor7 päivää sitten
  • matpat makes this vid disney watches; he's on to us get his attention council connections; roger that

    Muhammad KhanMuhammad Khan8 päivää sitten
  • Matpat when his running on pure caffeine and theory energy after researching for 1 week nonstop.

    Andrew AcostaAndrew Acosta8 päivää sitten
  • Make a theory about NeroGeist and the Engel Series.

    Lea Marie FelicianoLea Marie Feliciano8 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Connor PerkinsConnor Perkins8 päivää sitten
  • F you, Mickey.

    Jagielski GamingJagielski Gaming8 päivää sitten
  • i wanna be the official mickey mouse voice of film theory. weird this is where my career aspiration is

    maysonjarmaysonjar8 päivää sitten
  • poor mickey he didn't deserve it

    Kale SauceKale Sauce8 päivää sitten
  • Was mickeys foot on the book nemo a reference to when king dice steps on the smoking guy from cuphead

    Mir. ReginaldMir. Reginald8 päivää sitten
  • I blame you for my growing hatred for the Mickey Mouse character.

    AnglesAngles8 päivää sitten
  • I love that Mickey is just the main antagonist of the Film Theorist lore, which definitely exists.

    seeni gztyseeni gzty8 päivää sitten
  • 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 🥰🥰

    Jqn BautistaJqn Bautista9 päivää sitten
  • “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.

    Cathy GrandstaffCathy Grandstaff9 päivää sitten
    • Thank you for ruining my childhood

      seeni gztyseeni gzty8 päivää sitten
  • 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

    moonrose100moonrose1009 päivää sitten
  • Finding Nemo is a PIXAR film not a Disney film. Disney owns it now.

    Lee PriceLee Price9 päivää sitten
  • I honestly wanna know if the boat fire from the little mermaid could happen

    Enby JamieEnby Jamie9 päivää sitten
  • 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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