‘Finding Nemo’ becomes the second film to get dubbed into the Navajo language.
“Star Wars IV: A New Hope” was the first film to get dubbed into Navajo back in 2013. Now ‘Finding Nemo’, or as its new translation titles it Nemo Hádéíst’į́į́’, is the second film and will be played in theaters near Navajo reservations in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.
The translations of the films are part of a bigger project led by the Navajo Nation Museum in order to raise the interest of the younger generation of Navajos.
“I knew we needed a children’s movie. We needed something that would really get our Navajo children’s attention and get them engaged,” said Manuelito Wheeler, the director of the Navajo Nation Museum, when asked why Finding Nemo was chosen for translation.
He added: “Disney is known for having all the child classics. Disney Studios and Pixar have helped us every step of the way. We couldn’t have done it without them.”
The cast for the dubbing of the movie were members of the Navajo nation and Fall Out Boys singer Patrick Stump recorded the ending credits in Navajo.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter