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


  1. 피치스peaches

    피치스peaches15 hours ago

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

  2. CottonCandy3335

    CottonCandy333520 hours ago

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

  3. NotDoom Guy

    NotDoom Guy23 hours ago

    Whats that noise after the poison clown joke?

  4. Monjiro

    Monjiro2 days ago

    Mulan is based on mulan

  5. not cats

    not cats2 days ago

    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

  6. theGameWeveAllPlayed

    theGameWeveAllPlayed3 days ago

    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...

  7. John Balciunas

    John Balciunas3 days ago

    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.

  8. Levent Dagtas

    Levent Dagtas4 days ago

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

  9. Jyoti Khanna

    Jyoti Khanna4 days ago

    3:39 poison clowns

  10. Sumayyah Khan

    Sumayyah Khan4 days ago

    OBJECTION! The author pitched the idea to film companies in 1995, and Disney started the process of Finding Nemo in 1997. Disney could've heard of the idea, and changed it enough so that no one could throw accusations at Disney, and if so, Disney could point out all the differences and win the lawsuit.

  11. simgufu tocente

    simgufu tocente4 days ago

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  12. Will Welch

    Will Welch5 days ago

    What are the odds they used a clown fish out of every fish in the ocean

  13. The A&A Sisters

    The A&A Sisters5 days ago

    Still feel sorry for the guy, he worked hsrd and tried his best. -to nice of a person.

  14. Mr-loop-goggle

    Mr-loop-goggle6 days ago

    netflix also with toys that made us

  15. Smilegirl64

    Smilegirl646 days ago

    14:04 "One also looked like you put his model through a blender..." through a blender? I feel like you missed the opportunity to make a joke about the 3D modeling software.

  16. FerventMeow

    FerventMeow7 days ago

    one of them not being in the right doesn't automatically make the other in the right 🙄

  17. Carlos Muñoz

    Carlos Muñoz7 days ago


  18. Kylen Fisk

    Kylen Fisk7 days ago


  19. ClonaClox9999 / Celery (Clona)

    ClonaClox9999 / Celery (Clona)7 days ago

    I like how Mickey Mouse showed up and not Woody. I really am the only one who realizes that Pixar is its own identity.

  20. Lee Heinrich

    Lee Heinrich7 days ago

    You do have a joking 🍻🍾

  21. ITS J.F.E

    ITS J.F.E7 days ago

    I'm going to sue Disney for breaking my childhood heart.. And I'm going to use Film Theory as my evidence


    MUSTAFA XD8 days ago

    that twist in the end just blow all my brain cells at once ....only one survived but it is in the hospitale

  23. Hildify

    Hildify9 days ago

    3:38 oh god poison clown

  24. Cooking Parker

    Cooking Parker9 days ago

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  25. Death Waffles

    Death Waffles9 days ago

    Is it wierd that all the Mickey mouses on this show are phyco paths?

  26. vance hooper

    vance hooper9 days ago

    This intro is nightmare fuel

  27. Matthew Villegas

    Matthew Villegas10 days ago

    monsters ink was made 2 years before nemo and a year before the book but in monsters ink the is a nemo witch means they already thought of it.

  28. Georgia Mendez

    Georgia Mendez10 days ago

    The curvy tiger unfortunately visit because reading dimensionally call on a jaded reading. nifty, dear grease

  29. rubcuju rameflab

    rubcuju rameflab10 days ago

    The measly pasta finallly enter because spring postsurgically pop on a hospitable shorts. abhorrent, observant cowbell

  30. fire venom

    fire venom11 days ago

    Nemo = no man why why does nemo = to no man why???

  31. Ronin Moshe

    Ronin Moshe11 days ago

    Mickey officially gives me nightmares

  32. Astrxwrld

    Astrxwrld11 days ago

    Mickey voice is on point

  33. ok ko

    ok ko12 days ago

    Bubble boy Released: 08-24-2001 Touchstone pictures Love this goofy movie please make a FILM THEORY. Maybe about the cults prophecy

  34. Michelle Evans

    Michelle Evans12 days ago

    Technically, calvez copied Disney’s idea of ‘protagonist loses a parent to find the other parent’

  35. Raina Adil

    Raina Adil14 days ago

    13:15 I cant be the only one who thinks that animated man looks like Lee Jong Suk.

  36. Kylocantchewonthiz

    Kylocantchewonthiz14 days ago

    It doesn’t matter who does it first what matters is who does it better

  37. Avo Prim

    Avo Prim14 days ago

    Yeah, with Oreo cookies, they ultimately became more popular than Hydrox cookies, which, is nowadays considered the imitation, which, technically released before Oreos did.

  38. Robeon Mew

    Robeon Mew15 days ago


  39. Paola Mendoza

    Paola Mendoza16 days ago

    3:43 I just want a timestamp of MatPat saying Pierrot, Le Poisson Clown in a french accent

  40. Jolibois Samuel

    Jolibois Samuel16 days ago

    finding Nemo means nobody and uh Nemo's father actually ate the babies and mother just to ruin your day

  41. Irfan Hassan

    Irfan Hassan16 days ago

    d a b a b y e v e r y w h e r e

  42. zaleriah •

    zaleriah •17 days ago

    ngl the creator of "Pierrot Le Possion Clown" kinda looks like Rick Astley

  43. Kasia Szym

    Kasia Szym17 days ago

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  44. Marie Josée

    Marie Josée17 days ago

    Matpath you must fight mickey in an evil battle and defeat im

  45. Jas Jones

    Jas Jones18 days ago



    SAUMYA SAXENA19 days ago

    That guy was wining until it took a 180 turn.. 😂 *and let’s talk about how Monsters Inc. came out in 2001 with a stuffed Nemo toy*

  47. The Nonfictional Explainer

    The Nonfictional Explainer19 days ago

    If it's worse than shark tale its illegal

  48. All The Peas

    All The Peas19 days ago

    Idk, through all of the provided evidence, I still feel like Disney at some point in this was guilty. Even if it wasn't through copyright, they were definitely in guilt of something.

  49. Autumn Walker-Duncan

    Autumn Walker-Duncan21 day ago

    the children's book is closer to finding dory :P

  50. Lucy Merryweather

    Lucy Merryweather21 day ago

    Matpat needs to keep a lock on his windows to keep away the rodents.

  51. Seb Tube

    Seb Tube21 day ago

    Finding Dory 2: Disney Stole Nemo

  52. Orion Wiley

    Orion Wiley22 days ago

    That intro should be on the top recommended on r/suddenlygay

  53. hi Pato

    hi Pato22 days ago

    Disney was the hero

  54. hi Pato

    hi Pato22 days ago

    Le class was the bad guy

  55. K E

    K E22 days ago

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  56. Multi Fandom Girl

    Multi Fandom Girl22 days ago

    That evil laugh tho

  57. Jan Niemella

    Jan Niemella22 days ago

    Isn't nemo slightly more yellow.

  58. Joseph Rosa

    Joseph Rosa22 days ago

    Do you not know memo means nobody so that means memo is a Llusion

  59. Hex Blackwood

    Hex Blackwood22 days ago

    Script problem. The boy isn't the one going on the journey, the father is.

  60. Joey Gundy

    Joey Gundy22 days ago

    no one liked him cuz he Drawed bad and dum

  61. shoobadoowap

    shoobadoowap23 days ago

    matpat's hatred for mickey is concerning

  62. Athena Fessler

    Athena Fessler23 days ago

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  63. Colour In The Spaces

    Colour In The Spaces23 days ago

    1:18 Those eyes mickey mouse made just ruined my childhood and is a cursed image i wish i could get rid of. Pure nightmare fuel. Thanks Mat wasn't thinking about sleeping today anyways sooooooooooooo yeah

  64. Fluffy puff

    Fluffy puff23 days ago

    Anybody noticed that it says finding Nemo with a n

  65. TUmpaah

    TUmpaah23 days ago

    So the real question is: Where did Disney find Nemo?

  66. Menthe

    Menthe23 days ago

    8:15 the secret of nihm

  67. Emile Perera

    Emile Perera23 days ago

    I love the really CRAZY MICKEY MOUSE

  68. Blueberry Donutz

    Blueberry Donutz23 days ago

    They steal the souls of children so why be surprised

  69. Jim Lazar

    Jim Lazar24 days ago

    I love the radio in Kirlian

  70. Cody Brock

    Cody Brock24 days ago

    I wanna see the mordecai is the crow one you wrote down

  71. jolteon pizza

    jolteon pizza25 days ago

    The pointless hyacinth tinctorially number because industry internationally park like a sick mom. amuck, nutty carp

  72. Alexander Cameron

    Alexander Cameron25 days ago

    barracudas don't eat clown fish and clown fish eat there own kind...

  73. Afi Gaming & review

    Afi Gaming & review26 days ago

    Is not disney

  74. Yi He

    Yi He26 days ago

    Posion clown

  75. Böcki Lee

    Böcki Lee26 days ago

    I wanna see that 10 mio speciaö

  76. Rose_minecraft

    Rose_minecraft26 days ago

    🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶 🥶🥶🥶🥶🥶🧊🧊🧊🥶🧊🧊🧊🧊😐🥶 ice cold

  77. MD Islam

    MD Islam27 days ago

    We may never know there maybe a Disney spy right beside you

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    cikha sexy27 days ago

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  79. KyaputenBad

    KyaputenBad27 days ago

    And then MattPat got sued

  80. E

    E27 days ago

    I love Mickey is a little psychopath

  81. wallyThe Trooper

    wallyThe Trooper27 days ago

    I love how mat pat doesn't pick sides like just leaving it at "big evil company steals someone else's idea" but actually gives us the whole case which is Way different than those degenerates in the media platforms like face book and stuff because mat pat actually give a crap about the REAL truth! Disney still sucks sometimes though. :(

  82. jordanvictoria75

    jordanvictoria7527 days ago

    Points for a Killer opening.

  83. Creeperjo7

    Creeperjo727 days ago

    16:02 Disney Sphere in a suit gets money from Faceless rick astley 2003 colorized

  84. The travaling engineer.

    The travaling engineer.27 days ago

    If I was mat pat I would ask how did you find my house?

  85. E Normous

    E Normous27 days ago

    14:28 Judge Judy 🤣

  86. Terrorized Jelly

    Terrorized Jelly27 days ago

    Did FootOfAFerret voice mickey because it sounds a bit like him. He can also do a STAR Elmo expression.

  87. Anuradha

    Anuradha28 days ago

    I hate 😒 😑 🙃 😤 😕 😐 this video

  88. New Pro Wrestling

    New Pro Wrestling28 days ago

    Le calves in the illustration kinda look like a certain rickrolling man

  89. Richard Semeniuk

    Richard Semeniuk28 days ago

    please, look at mickey mouse from paraguay and what disney lost in court against them ,,, it was in paraguay, it is a company that uses the face and name ,,,

  90. Toa Keru

    Toa Keru28 days ago

    How do the trains and cars and stuff alive?

  91. Charles Newton

    Charles Newton28 days ago

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    ALEX GIBSON29 days ago

    Lawyers get a bad rap

  93. Little_ Dreamer177

    Little_ Dreamer17729 days ago

    When Mickey started laughing I started laughing with him uncontrollably and almost woke up my grandma

  94. Luxray 211

    Luxray 21129 days ago

    That intro totally creeped me out

  95. stapuft

    stapuft29 days ago

    screw you for reminding me about brother bear....i mean i loved that movie...but still.....


    NEON_CAT_BGMonth ago

    Yo come down you're crazy for that 1:12

  97. Ethan Anderer

    Ethan AndererMonth ago


  98. Jamby Joe

    Jamby JoeMonth ago

    In three years mickey will be public domain- oh wait they'll probably just change the law again.

  99. 55WaysToEndYou

    55WaysToEndYouMonth ago

    The mickey mouse fighting is hilarious

  100. Fred

    FredMonth ago

    Henson should sue that french dude for copying that cute little "Allo" worm in Labyrinth.

  101. Mccann Antonette

    Mccann AntonetteMonth ago

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