THE lead character of Pixar’s Finding Dory dies after jumping out of a fish tank for no reason, it has emerged.
Many filmgoers felt the company’s use of ‘life lessons’ in its films had gone too far when Dory’s adorable little blue corpse is found by her indifferent owner and flushed down the toilet.
Filmgoer Stephen Malley said: “I’d really been enjoying Dory’s adventures until she spontaneously leaps out of the fish tank and slowly suffocates to death on the floor.
“The next morning she’s found all stiff with rigor mortis, at which point people in the cinema started sobbing uncontrollably, including the two off-duty Royal Marines sitting in front of me.”
Mum-of-two Donna Sheridan said: “My kids said they never want to become emotionally attached to anyone in case they die, and frankly I agree. The octopus was hilarious though.”
A Pixar spokesman said: “We feel our films are better for being affecting. The ending is actually toned down from one where Dory is filleted and ground up to make fish fingers.
“If you enjoyed Dory you’re going to love our latest release Death Row Teddies, about wrongly convicted bears facing the electric chair.”