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Mickey will fall into the public domain - 08/14/2022 - Ruy Castro

Mickey will fall into the public domain – 08/14/2022 – Ruy Castro

Years ago, a Brazilian boy visiting Disney got lost on the set, felt lost and sought help from a nearby Mickey. Not the real Mickey of course – will there be one? – But an employee is legally dressed as Mickey. For the sake of the little Brazilian, who better to help him than Mickey, the executioner of the Mitralha brothers? But the joke Mickey ignored him. The boy insisted, and Mickey sent him for a walk. Indignant, our little hero made a flick on his leg that made the pseudo-rat shriek on one foot. The result: the boy ended up at the Disney police station, accused of causing a disturbance.

As of 2024, this will not be possible. this year, mockery He won’t be able to run and run at Disney –Because it will be in the public domain. Under US intellectual property law, fictional characters are no longer the exclusive property of their creators after 95 years of creation.

from where mockery Leggy, who first appeared in the 1928 “Steamboat Willie” cartoon, will fall into the arena. And in two or three years, he’ll be the shortest and cutest Mickey we know, with slanting ears and a four-finger glove, designed by Ub Iwerks, he’ll also be out of the world.

ub Iworks? like him? Wasn’t it Walt Disney who drew Mickey? No, it wasn’t. And Walt never drew Donald, the creation of the immortal Carl boatsNor any of the other characters. For a long time, this was a secret, because Walt never gave them credit for the movies and comics – which he only began to do when artists went to court to claim their rights.

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It’s possible that much of the Disney world has already sprung from Walt’s head. It is known that while he was living (1901-1966) nothing was left of his studio without his consent.

But Walt truly believed in Snow White. He had to die for Disney has become a cold mammoth company It is today.


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