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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  • Thiago’s Gaming Life
    Thiago’s Gaming Life

    Can you make friends with Mickey

  • Nichole Millikan
    Nichole Millikan

    ? huuuuuuuuuuuu

  • Snow axe
    Snow axe

    It's like Yamcha going against Goku

  • Kkinsey ‘
    Kkinsey ‘

    Nemo’s dad is Nemo’s *next m a t e*

  • Kris Dreemurr
    Kris Dreemurr

    Only a minute in and it already sounds like the Simba/Kimba talk-

  • Golbarde

    Why did the guy's drawing look so much like Rick Astley?

  • Bree Serrano
    Bree Serrano

    Petition to make MatPat my lawyer

  • Anbu

    ok but disclaimers still shouldnt even be a thing. it actually makes the world more unfair in the longterm. ez fix: the only thing youre not allowed to do is say that its youre idea unless its really youre idea. aslong as you do not state that its youre idea you should be able to make an exact 1 to 1 copy and sell it(obviously you could also do something like : if its obvious that you just copy and pasted something in a software instead of making it from scratch its illegal)

  • Shane Animations
    Shane Animations

    Why does the french guy look like rick astley

  • JM Salalila
    JM Salalila

    Him:imagine u have a 300 billion company The richest man in the world:ur half way to me cause no wone is been a trillionare Me:thats true ur only a billionare

  • vezee the Youtuber
    vezee the Youtuber

    I expected mickymouse .exe at the end of his laugh

  • NeoCarl Jacinto
    NeoCarl Jacinto

    Perfect Villain background story

  • lesjackc11

    Whoever did that Mickey mouse voice deserves a Pay rise

  • Sarvesh Gawande
    Sarvesh Gawande

    While inspecting and cross checking matt's evidence on his theory (He himself said in the video, don't believe your first assumptions, personally I'm sure matpat doesn't rig stuff or anything, just checking in case he mistook, I'm fan of his don't go in replies cursing me) I found the Wikipedia page about the French children's book which is a main part of the theory, and found out they have mentioned matt's theory in it and THEY HAVE THEIR OWN PAGE ON MATPAT! wow........ EDIT: It might not be as big of a thing I'm saying it is, but I think it is.

  • Santino Aldaba
    Santino Aldaba

    Everybody gangsta till : gangsta till : gangsta till : gangsta till :

  • Adam Mecalo
    Adam Mecalo

    This is how the Cosby Show got made, the creator pitched the exact same idea and all the studio did was change the names and everything and thus, The Cosby Show.

  • coconut

    Mickey is high AF

  • Jass Zoigel
    Jass Zoigel

    I thought mickey was gonna off u immediately

  • Intelligent Rock
    Intelligent Rock

    Wow that took a huge 180

    SMOKEHAZEEE Disney recycles it’s animation

  • ComputerDefeated

    I love how you didn't realize that this happens with a lot of their classic tales, wherein they're based off a children's book.

  • Su Fidan
    Su Fidan

    Not that surprising Lee imitated Mickey Mouse’s voice really well

  • RaineXHero

    How rich is Matpat that he can afford a Mickey cameo?

  • skythetransguy

    hey mat pat this has been bothering me for a while and can you to a theory on "Hotel for Dogs" and how illegal it would actually be? the movie is on Netflix

  • Mahad fun world
    Mahad fun world


  • The DerangedWolf
    The DerangedWolf

    2:47 “you know the rules, and so do I”

  • On The Road Again
    On The Road Again

    i love it how matpat is not scared that micky appears in his room at night😂

  • Domia Abr Wyrda
    Domia Abr Wyrda

    David has higher probability to win than Goliath did Seems inappropriate to use that here as analogy lol That guy had no chance

  • 999

    IQ = 300

  • eva lanier
    eva lanier

    🤬My pet I found is Alma what do you call it picture on him on who shows a girl wearing that was a plane and he said they could discontinue if the prince find out that dumb him about that going on about this project we’re all his father noticed the heat day will not know what happened to them and they’re afraid what this girl gave this guy some kind of piled up to me and whoever have direct contact the sidewalk want to be

  • Phiro

    That's just conjecture, film conjecture

  • Fernando Cruz
    Fernando Cruz

    Its weird how we cant use the earliest version of Mickey mouse ( steamboat willie) until 2024

  • Parker Sandahl
    Parker Sandahl

    Oh my god that maniacally laugh 1:12

  • Julia Tovar
    Julia Tovar

    "If was a fish, I would be a bottom feeder" Oh MatPat, pure innocent baby MatPat

  • Ethan Quinn
    Ethan Quinn

    Is that foat playing Mickey?

  • FK

    Shark tale reject im ded

  • PixelHallowYT

    Not Suprised

  • The 13th Googler
    The 13th Googler

    3:26 Stupedium

  • swetha venkat
    swetha venkat

    Thanks to matpat, Mickey mouse looks evil to me in all context now. No matter where I see him.

  • Eternal Gaming
    Eternal Gaming

    I dont think its copyrighg since you made the point that the movie was in production since 1997

  • Pyromaniac

    Mickey legit scared me..

  • Mr. Skerpentine
    Mr. Skerpentine

    This entire article was probably made by someone who was pissed off after YourMovieSucks completely tore the whole “Lion King ripped off Kimba” argument to shreds


    Shouldn’t that French guy be happy because his idea finally became a movie or does he just want the money by the company directly accepting the movie from him

  • Toadanater

    Matt you dont have a problem i think you need to do more puns

  • •Snowy_Bear•

    Why does the person that made the book look like rick astley?

  • WishUPONa Bentley
    WishUPONa Bentley

    I mean there's a ton of clownfish species so not really

  • Tarnished_ Walker
    Tarnished_ Walker

    Let's ruin children's childhood

  • Consuelo Mago
    Consuelo Mago


  • Consuelo Mago
    Consuelo Mago


  • Maxwell P.
    Maxwell P.

    People will still always love Disney, no matter how many people they copy

  • Terrance Hall
    Terrance Hall

    disney paid off the french court

  • Crying Child
    Crying Child

    3:56 Ah yes, a five nights at Freddy’s reference

  • Elijah Kret
    Elijah Kret

    Uh whats that in the back? 3:52

  • Cassidy MsNally
    Cassidy MsNally

    Hehe I said "Le bark " bc my profile picture is my dog t bone

  • Cassidy MsNally
    Cassidy MsNally

    Le bark

  • UND3R 5C0R3
    UND3R 5C0R3

    Mickey has gotten more insane ever since he was rejected from the public domain...

  • padraig.alice wilson
    padraig.alice wilson

    Oh God poison clowns poison clowns

  • Graham Hernandez
    Graham Hernandez

    I swear, someday this guy is going to be sued by disney

  • Rajon Baxter
    Rajon Baxter


  • Rajon Baxter
    Rajon Baxter



    There is a new movie on the horizon. zootopia 2 watch the trailer an make a theory please

  • LucklessPine484

    Mickey in the beginning was on night howlers/ animated crack

  • PurpleZombie

    There's a better video about Disney's copyright:

  • the icecream ninja
    the icecream ninja

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

  • Zizou

    Guys I'm friends with one of Frank Le Calvez's daughters DM me if u want proof on insta : @zainudin7272

  • rphb

    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.

  • CaliforniaRoll

    Pierrot is gonna haunt me in my dreams

  • Natasha Husocki
    Natasha Husocki


    • Natasha Husocki
      Natasha Husocki


  • Brick to brick Gaming
    Brick to brick Gaming

    Add a public comment...

  • Brick to brick Gaming
    Brick to brick Gaming

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

  • Gamer Time
    Gamer Time

    1:29 matpat is a bottom confirmed

  • FoxboxRay

    I love how they’re just friends now lol

  • Classic ink studios
    Classic ink studios

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

  • Zuwara King
    Zuwara King

    3:43 < click here for french matpat

  • Faisal Presents
    Faisal Presents

    Hello MatPat and dear ISnets 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. ISnets, 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

  • VoxSoxRox

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

  • ZA stream watching
    ZA stream watching

    They stole lion king so why not nemo

  • Originz Fishing
    Originz Fishing

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

  • Ur worst Night_bear31
    Ur worst Night_bear31

    No its finding my happiness.

  • Badmovieredemption

    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?

  • ImNskPlayz

    AFootOfAFerret Is Mickey

  • Naruto's 4069th shadow clone
    Naruto's 4069th shadow clone

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

  • Jaime Duncan
    Jaime Duncan

    Do Simba vs Lion King 😊

  • kolim jone
    kolim jone

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

  • MyDayAston The Luxo Jr Lover NAUTTP NATHDTC POE
    MyDayAston The Luxo Jr Lover NAUTTP NATHDTC POE

    3:38-3:42 im laughed

  • x3Midnight Sky3x
    x3Midnight Sky3x

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

  • Brandon Howard
    Brandon Howard

    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.

    • kolim jone
      kolim jone

      ... 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

  • Robert T
    Robert T

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

  • Bonniebull87

    I knew it!

  • An Orphan
    An Orphan

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

  • TheRealMonster

    Copyright be like "i'm in prison for robbery, what about you?" "i put an electric yellow mouse in my video"

  • nam e puthpong
    nam e puthpong

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

  • The Deepest Dive
    The Deepest Dive

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

  • 1 Rapter89
    1 Rapter89

    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*

  • Fake Timothy
    Fake Timothy

    What a wild twist!!!

  • Synergy

    Shouldave just had mickey mouse go ha hoo.

  • Ngọc Nguyễn Hồng
    Ngọc Nguyễn Hồng


  • Cartoon Kelly
    Cartoon Kelly

    F that creepy mouse.

  • connor awesome productions
    connor awesome productions

    3:39 Posion clown lol