Parents across the UK were shocked to find a rather rude phrase in the book’s British version.

With Finding Dory about to be released across UK cinemas, Disney has released a host of merchandise to accompany the movie, including a children’s book.



However, British parents got more than they bargained for when reading this particular bedtime story.

Twitter user Ben Boyer spotted the rude phrase, which he thinks American editors may have missed.

“Should we have one of our British editors do a quick once-over on this Dory book?” Boyer jokingly wrote under the snap.

The highly anticipated Finding Nemo sequel became the highest grossing animated debut of all time upon its release in the US last month.

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The animated film is estimated to have raised $136.2 million in its opening weekend alone.

Many were excited at the prospect of seeing a lesbian couple in the Pixar film, but were disappointed when Ellen Degeneres – who voiced the delightfully forgetful Dory – shut down the debate.

Pixar creators have refused to confirm LGBT relationships in their films for years. When director Andrew Stanton was asked about the couple featured in the trailer, he said: “they can be whatever you want them to be.”

Disney has included a number of subtle side-characters in the past who appear to be gay – however, the studio has so far refused to confirm their existence.

In May, fans spotted a snippet in Disney blockbuster Zootopia which appeared to suggest that two male characters are married.

In addition, Disney’s 2013 release Frozen attracted attention for hinting at a gay character, with sauna owner Oaken implied to have a husband in one scene.

#GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag – which even won endorsement from the actress Idina Menzel – also saw fans ask the film company to give the film’s heroine a same sex love interest.

Finding Dory swims into UK cinemas this Friday.




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