Why is Mickey Mouse More Popular Than Bugs Bunny?

Baiting title aside, Mickey Mouse really is more popular than Bugs Bunny. He sells a lot more merchandise, appears in far more places around the world and is lauded as a mascot for the company that operates ‘The Happiest Place on Earth.’ Bugs never even got such opportunities and yet as a character, he is far superior to Mickey. Why is that?

A Few Interesting Mickey Mouse Plates

Normally I don’t give Disney merchandise a second glance, mainly because they’re a dime a dozen in addition to being just about everywhere. However, these plates caught my eye recently as I was perusing the local Target. What did it was that they’re a break from the norm with all their construction lines that are […]

Is Disney Self-Censoring Old Mickey Mouse Cartoons for TV?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJu3u0l_Atk I came across this post on the Ammoland.com website yesterday (I’m not a regular reader or anything, these things just come to my attention sometimes) which berates the fact that Disney appears to be self-censoring old Mickey Mouse cartoons. As you can naturally expect from a website like this, it concerns Mickey’s use of […]

7 Articles of Clothing That Any Animation Fan WOULD Be Seen Dead In

While in Ireland this past July, we (future missus and I) made numerous trips to that mecca of price conscious, fashion-loving regular folk that is Penneys. Quite different from the American JC Penney, Penneys is the brand for retail giant Primark in Ireland and their strategy is to sell high-quality, stylish clothing at the lowest […]

Animators and The Law: When Will Mickey Mouse Enter the Public Domain?

  This is the fourth and last in a series of posts that take a look at just some of the many legal aspects of the animation industry. It’s a question that seems to lead plenty of people to this blog but the post they land on is not entirely relevant. So here, for all […]

A Brilliant Entertainment Museum That’s Right on My Doorstep

I admit I kinda forgot about it as I hadn’t been in a while, but some time ago, we went to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum right in downtown Baltimore. It’s right by the baseball stadium and I was thoroughly surprised by how full it was of all kinds of memorabilia from the entertainment industry over the […]

Sometimes I Raid my Tumblelog For Inspiration…

…and instead I become engrossed in the stuff I find there, even from years ago. Feel free to follow me if you’re on Tumblr too. 🙂 Here’s a few of the wilder examples of animation stuff I rediscovered.

How Mickey Mouse Beat The Shit Out Of Thomas Jefferson

Below is an excerpt from a piece posted over on Techdirt by Lloyd Kaufman on the subject of copyright, the public domain and the Founding Fathers. It’s a great post in its own right, but when it gets really interesting (for us) is when he starts talking about animation and how one company in particular […]