Ellen DeGeneres hints Finding Dory has anti-SeaWorld message

Arrested Development Season 4 premiereTalk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is starting to talk about her upcoming animated feature, Finding Dory, a sequel to the 2003 Finding Nemo, which saw her play Dory, the lovable but forgetful blue tang fish.

Ellen has started talking about her film, due out next year, and hinted that the message of the film will mirror the message of the 2013 documentary stating: “I think that fish should be in the ocean, which is what this whole sequel is about: rehabilitation and putting them back in the ocean … And we have to protect our oceans.”

Ellen hopes that Finding Dory will start an active discussion about the ethical treatment of aquatic life and protecting the oceans in which they live.

Some media outlets have taken this as a slam at SeaWorld. The amusement park has been on the bad end of the PR game following the release of the 2013 documentary Blackfishwhich focuses on their unethical treatment of captive whales and other sea creatures.

Finding Dory is set to hit in theaters June 17, 2016. ~Greg Chisholm

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  1. Cliff • August 27, 2015 @ 10:50 AM

    Ban Marineland too!

  2. Theresa • August 27, 2015 @ 12:59 PM

    No animal should be captivity. It’s not fair to them.

  3. Laurel Panchuk • August 27, 2015 @ 2:02 PM

    Go Dory! The message is a good one. I agree totally. Do not take these animals from the sea and no more captivity of wild animals, fish of any kind.

  4. Tess • August 28, 2015 @ 3:47 AM

    Good on ya Ellen! If people need to jolly up their lives by stuffing their obese faces with junk food while watching animals being confined, starved and beaten into doing tricks, then they seriously need to “get a life”.

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