“These are obviously people who are dedicated to researching every topic they cover,” the filmmaker said. “Whether ‘Blackfish’ affects their creative decisions, I can’t say.”
The plot for “Finding Dory,” set for release in November 2015, is not yet locked. At Pixar, as at many other animation studios, filmmakers often make changes to stories up until the final months before release.
However, the story will revolve around an amnesiac regal blue tang voiced by Ellen DeGeneres who doesn’t know who raised her. Dory was a key character in “Finding Nemo,” a box-office hit that grossed $921.7 million worldwide and won the Oscar for animated feature.
“Blackfish” is a look into what may have caused a killer whale to fatally attack SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. The movie began its limited theatrical release in mid-July and will likely be wider seen when it debuts on CNN on Oct. 24.