While promoting “Finding Dory” at D23, Ellen DeGeneres stressed the importance of ocean preservation.
DeGeneres, an animal lover and vegan, says she wants viewers to realize that fish belong in the oceans, and not in a fish bowl.
“I think that fish should be in the ocean. It’s what this whole sequel is about: It’s about rehabilitation and putting them back in the ocean,” the comedian told Yahoo! Movies. “And we have to protect our oceans. Hopefully that discussion starts with this film, because we really need to protect that environment.”
The film, which is the much-anticipated sequel to “Finding Nemo,” follows DeGeneres’ as she looks for her parents and learn more about her family. Last year at a comic book convention in Brazil, Pixar President Jim Morris revealed that Dory was born at the Marine Biology Institute of California, a “huge rehabilitation complex for marine and aquarium life,” but was released back into the ocean at a young age.
According to the New York Times, the ending of the film was reworked in light of the damning documentary to ensure that sea creatures have the ability to leave the aquarium when they want to.
We applaud Pixar and DeGeneres for creating a movie based around ocean preservation and we can’t wait to watch the flick when it opens June 17, 2016.