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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Pedro Freitas, and Tyler Mascola
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • MelissaFinana 735
    MelissaFinana 735

    Is it just me or does the person they used for Franck Le Calvez look like Rick Astley-

  • Juan Carlos Hermina
    Juan Carlos Hermina

    Nemo it’s not real Nemo means no one

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  • runblondie26

    Were you an axaalt

  • Floyd Kavanagh
    Floyd Kavanagh

    When micky enters public domain I'm making micky mouse crack house

  • Chloee Catherine Maki
    Chloee Catherine Maki

    Gotta love Ryder

  • IAmCorgi ._.
    IAmCorgi ._.

    Isn’t that the plot of the movie 😏

  • Zayne Said
    Zayne Said

    Matpat would be a great lawery

  • Jack Jones
    Jack Jones

    In the moment where you talked about how Disney turned the case against him, all I could think was of how the tables have turned

  • Umbrella Sound
    Umbrella Sound

    Nothing unusual. Stealing Lion King should be a hint.

  • soy sauce
    soy sauce

    cant wait until the Mickey steamboat willie thing

  • soy sauce
    soy sauce

    2024 seems so far away

  • WhatTheFridge 1o1
    WhatTheFridge 1o1

    I swear I read a book similar to this when I was in grade 3

  • Taylor Nelson
    Taylor Nelson

    I'm not lying when I say, I need to know how goofy is half human half dog sort of thing and how pludos just a dog, or I'll die... And tell me where the other mise went in mickey mouse and r mickey and minnei siblings or are they bf+gf

  • Lolin 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️
    Lolin 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

    Gaoranger Pls

  • Jennifer McClain
    Jennifer McClain

    oh Disney killyou ?😕

  • lily ann
    lily ann

    you don't have a pro mat

  • Mely Jelato
    Mely Jelato

    im french and everytime i heard matpat speaking french i laugh the worst part is that he wasnt that bad (i heard worst)

  • TheZipperDragon

    Does Perro look like the its the Rattatoing (apologies, i forgot the animation company behind Rattatoing) version of finding nemo to anyone else? Like, to me, the model looks uncannily close to the shitty animation style.

  • D W
    D W

    Man rider is awsome

  • EazyBreezyWasNotLost

    This is like the Lion King and Kimba incident all over again

  • Party Dave
    Party Dave

    Should I mention that Disney is basically a successful rip-off of Flicher?

  • Fluffly Boi
    Fluffly Boi

    I would've rooted for the little guy to win the case anyway if that wouldn't set a dangerous legal precedent

  • tahwnikcufos

    I saw this on the Oreo article too... it's really hard not to hate Disney. Still have nightmares about those poor lemmings... lol

  • Wyveria

    Mickey mouse is absolutely a universal power level demon creature

  • David Ray
    David Ray

    I love your pic of Judge Judy with a fake mustache.

  • Nathan

    Can you pleas do a theory on true and the rainbow kingdom if you’re Lucy or unlucky it maybe it would be more hard then fnaf 👾🔪👮‍♀️🐻🐤🐰 so pleas do this theory 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  • Big Shrek e
    Big Shrek e

    This comment was originally posted by:MissingNaAlt Theory Idea: How long would Sandy (from SpongeBob) last with the amount of food, oxygen, etc. that her acorn tree provides? Would the size of said tree be a factor? Basically, how long would it take for Sandy to die due to loss of oxygen?

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  • Thegpshow 2197
    Thegpshow 2197

    Sometimes the best stories happen in reality and not fiction

  • King of Gamers
    King of Gamers

    “It makes it unclear when Disney is dong something wrong vs when a lawsuit is just another shameless cash grab” Oh like the live action remakes

  • Alina Raida
    Alina Raida

    Why not make theory about the pixar Luca movie like that gulia is a seamonster

  • Reynaldo Leal
    Reynaldo Leal

    Sorry Matt where's the French clownfish movie there is no just your sting just give up Odysseus put Sardar Innocent but the stories are different I watch the film don't make me cry from the ending

    • Johan Qu
      Johan Qu

      it was never a film it was a book and Matpat said finding nemo did not copy it was the french dude who copied

  • Reynaldo Leal
    Reynaldo Leal

    Matpat what is your problem Nemo he had a lucky fin jerk

  • Reynaldo Leal
    Reynaldo Leal

    Also are you making fun of Luxo Jr matpat

  • Reynaldo Leal
    Reynaldo Leal

    MatPat you ruined my childhood from Finding Nemo jerk

  • Ricky

    That intro is insanely creepy especially with the *theory* that disney was a mage and mickey was a demon friend he got the idea for mickey

  • Minh Lê Võ Ánh
    Minh Lê Võ Ánh

    Ya know..Mayyybbbeee.. Disney is knda evil.. BRUH

  • Sreeman Surendran
    Sreeman Surendran

    120000 likes and 1200 dislikes Nice

  • theRealmichaelGaming

    Ur almost to 1b Subs

    • Raymond Christopher Tanto
      Raymond Christopher Tanto

      @Excelsior_ 42 he's obviously a troll , stop wasting your life trying to explain to a troll 😅

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    • Excelsior_ 42
      Excelsior_ 42

      @theRealmichaelGaming You're the one who brought it up, and why are you so mad?

    • theRealmichaelGaming

      @Excelsior_ 42 NO ONE CARES

    • theRealmichaelGaming

      @Excelsior_ 42 how about You shut up

  • HENLO lol
    HENLO lol

    Matpat : Where he claimed.. *switches to ad* Ad : He is on a mission

  • Snowy Midnite
    Snowy Midnite

    For once.... Disney didnt steal....Good job Disney, ur finally growing into an independent person...

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  • T D
    T D

    Plz do a theory on the lamp. He scares me. I had nightmares about it. Literally

  • Priest Town Graffiti
    Priest Town Graffiti

    DISNEY steal all their ideas then buy out n hoard everything!

  • AZ AZ
    AZ AZ

    MatPat always says how much he hates siding with big companies but thats literally ALL HE DOES! Its to the point where i can predict who he will side with only judging by which side is the large company. Its like he's afraid of getting sued or something. 😂

  • Moza G Smith
    Moza G Smith

    He put his model through a Blender XD accidental 3D Modelling pun

  • Naura The Watermelon
    Naura The Watermelon

    Disney Lawyers Is Bloodsuckers Dude

  • Animal Rescue
    Animal Rescue

    Nice intro for it LOL I love it

  • Nø one :)
    Nø one :)

    You know this'll be great, as Mickey is laughing like a maniac. ✨

  • Ruou Carroll-Ito
    Ruou Carroll-Ito

    Mickey emerges from the darkness

  • Valentina Santana
    Valentina Santana

    Is micky on crack

  • Cassandra Collins
    Cassandra Collins

    hiiii just a few months late to subscribe although i subbed last month but hiiiiii

  • Benjamin Micheal
    Benjamin Micheal

    Mat pat what is the one piece i had to ask i saw water.

  • Jhon Louie Lagos
    Jhon Louie Lagos

    Nemo is latin to nobody so it's titled finding nobody

  • WildPro 784
    WildPro 784

    it's so weird seeing matpat talking french 🤣

  • Darla Day
    Darla Day

    But how are you gonna use Lion King as an example when that was probably stolen

  • Knuckles  Sonic
    Knuckles Sonic

    I hate this video

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  • The corner
    The corner

    Mickey Mouse before the article😌 Mickey after the article😈

  • Amy Rechtshaffen
    Amy Rechtshaffen

    ok so a distant relative of mine was a dentist and he claims to have created finding nemo and he pitched it to disney and they rejected it, and then when finding nemo came out he didn't even get any of the royalties or anything. i was totally expecting him to be mentioned in this video

  • Rannar Tsepelin
    Rannar Tsepelin

    nemo in revers is omen

  • Ronda Vannoy
    Ronda Vannoy

    I hate Finding Nemo so I think the guy that lawsuit Disney is right

  • Binkleyisseven

    Fun fact: Nemo in Latin means nothing so it’s actually called: finding nothing

  • tastetheworld

    Thank god you said poison as a joke I was getting so mad.

  • can't think of a name
    can't think of a name

    Expectations: finding Nemo Reality : Pierrot le Poisson clown

  • siemoe

    I like the jokes

  • Rane Stephanie
    Rane Stephanie

    NOT TRUE MICKEY MOUSE!!!!!!!!!! Mickey is amazing 🤩 not MeAn 🤪 no 🤨 I love mickey mouse 🥰 NOW YOU HATE MICKEY WHAT!!!!!

  • Cheesy Toenails
    Cheesy Toenails

    Fr*nce 🤮

    • Raymond Christopher Tanto
      Raymond Christopher Tanto

      just because one guy stole the idea for a quick buck doesn't make the whole country bad

  • GryffindorKC

    This is amazing! Honestly one of THE best film theories. So well done!

  • madrexer the boredTM
    madrexer the boredTM

    Actually i still feel bad for "the little guy" because he was already on loss and had to pay lots more after and even though Disney's right they could have given him a few bucks to atleast recover his losses

  • Elsa Llama Love
    Elsa Llama Love

    I asked that two months ago haha

  • Kyara De Smet
    Kyara De Smet

    I think Elsallamalove predicted the future...🤧 she asked about a minion video and suddenly, there came a vid about it xd

  • jkem4545

    You are the best

  • Jackie Fondren
    Jackie Fondren

    Don't threaten the mouse it knows all and it doesn't like you talking you better watch your back the mouse could be anywhere..

  • FNAF Planet
    FNAF Planet

    I got a film theory video! There is a new, free, movie place known as Tubi! And it has lots of movies. I was wondering if that's kinda illegal to take movies and let millions of people watch it for free.

  • Alex Labasan, J.D., Ph.D.
    Alex Labasan, J.D., Ph.D.

    Lawyer here. Copyright law rests heavily on the discretion of the presiding judge. Just take a look at the case of "Lee" and "Stylistic Lee"... they look EXACTLY THE SAME to a normal person, but the court still ruled that nobody copied from the other 🤣

  • NTV Online
    NTV Online

    Rumor has it that a certain production company heard the pitch for Babylon 5 from JMS and rejected it. A week later, they announced a new show called Deep Space 9. Any theories on that?

  • devilsANG3L123

    so how's your mental health MatPat?

  • devilsANG3L123

    so how's your mental health MatPat?

  • 민

    I swear i gotta know whos doing the mickey voice over its SO gooddddd😂😂 if its matpat himself i-

  • CottonCandy3335

    I just think I’d be funny for everyone to just “claim” Micky and use him on the day he expires, just sayin.

  • NotDoom Guy
    NotDoom Guy

    Whats that noise after the poison clown joke?

  • Monjiro

    Mulan is based on mulan

  • not cats
    not cats

    Does explain why they would go out of their way to trade nickles on the dime to make 2,000 books- if your waiting for a much larger pay day

  • theGameWeveAllPlayed

    So, you want proof that Disney copied good ol’ Poisson huh? Well boy do I have some for you. So you Said that the creator of the book reached out to some animators right? And that movie was animated right? AND the time was 2003 right? You can go on...

  • John Balciunas
    John Balciunas

    Idk why this just come to me now but the 4th channel should be CONSPIRACY THEORY!!!! PLEASE MAT PAT PLEASE!!!... also I'm sure thousands of people have said this also but please please please let that happen.

  • Levent Dagtas
    Levent Dagtas

    please do a One piece theory I would really like that.

  • Jyoti Khanna
    Jyoti Khanna

    3:39 poison clowns