Sneaky Disney

I watched Disney’s “Bolt” at a friend’s house this weekend, and was struck by some very sneaky work in the opening credits (no, not hiding obscenities in the animation). Take a look:

Notice anything? Yep, that *was* Steamboat Willie as the LOGO for “Walt Disney Animation Studios.” (now a division of the Walt Disney Company, created after restructuring in ’07). Now, I’m not a lawyer and I certainly don’t have specialized knowledge in copyright issues, but this seems to open the way for Disney to trademark Steamboat Willie instead of relying on copyright protections.

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  1. Hey, I randomly found your blog today and I'm glad that I did. Very interesting stuff. I'm a conservative blogger and seminary student in Chicago ( Keep up the good work!

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