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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  • justin hassan
    justin hassan

    Why did he make Mickey crazy

  • PaiCult

    disney takes from everyone.. Stole the Grims stories and made them less fun

  • Ed and Jeremy
    Ed and Jeremy

    well matpat went to the dark side

  • Space Dragon
    Space Dragon

    ok but alternately consider: the amount of money disney has is an atrocity and this guy is still right to go for that cash grab purely because disney's money is so grossly excessive. it's direct action against a corporate monopoly, yo!

  • Lukas Edwards
    Lukas Edwards

    I like how the relationship of matpat and mickey has grown

  • Bradie C
    Bradie C

    12:40 this is like that one Star Trek thing where basically in the first film one guys sacrifices himself for the other and in the new one the other sacrifices himself for the one guy

  • Bradley Morrison
    Bradley Morrison

    copyright, WAS I BORN IN RUSSIA

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  • M. Besar
    M. Besar


  • Fil More
    Fil More

    Imagine them in the court, arguing about story plots

  • Vidya-Jnana Danlag
    Vidya-Jnana Danlag

    Man!! Footofaferret is wild with mickey's voice

  • Giancarlo Huaman
    Giancarlo Huaman

    Wait is Mickey voiced by FootofaFerret

  • Kidomono

    Nicky mouse is my fav

  • Jonathan dream land
    Jonathan dream land

    mickey says does it now

  • Ahu Sağlam
    Ahu Sağlam

    Is it only me that thinks illustration of Franck Le Calvez looks like rick astley

  • Željka Rožman
    Željka Rožman

    I dislike Disney Why it eats companies? Why is Mickey mouse nice, and a friend? I like brutal Mickey. Disneyland is ew

  • EpicNick

    Matpat and his employees spend around 28 hours on each video there are 168 hours in a week divide that by two that’s 84 divide that by 3 that 28 3 for each channel not accounting breaks or gtlive

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  • JayTeenTv Gaming
    JayTeenTv Gaming

    Poison clown 🤣🤣🤣

  • Victory Vicky
    Victory Vicky

    "Great minds think alike"

  • Hudson Bartram
    Hudson Bartram

    Please do a regular show episode

  • cat bucket
    cat bucket

    1:30 LegalEagle uss pissed

  • mingau br
    mingau br

    That mouse better call saul Lmao look like they did

  • chris montpas
    chris montpas

    Lion King was ripped off of a Japanese movie called Kimba the lion what about that one?

  • ashlynn gurupatham
    ashlynn gurupatham

    I love how evil Micky is in these videos

  • キミテュ ン
    キミテュ ン

    Idk, to me Mattpad and Mickey seem to chill in this video, Mickey laughs insane all time so it's normal 😂

  • 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

  • Pkmn Trainer Red
    Pkmn Trainer Red

    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.

    • Zryptex _
      Zryptex _

      wdym "they have mentioned matt's theory in it and THEY HAVE THEIR OWN PAGE ON MATPAT" i'm confused.

  • 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.

  • 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

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  • 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


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  • Consuelo Mago
    Consuelo Mago


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  • 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


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      Natasha Husocki


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    Diget buds Gamer

    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 ISdowns 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. ISdowns, 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