Fri 16 Jul, 2010 01:00 am
Hi. How does Warner Brothers get away with bashing Disney in their Looney Tunes feature films and not get sued?
In Space Jam, in one scene, Daffy Duck says to Bugs Bunny, "Let's name our team the Ducks," and Bugs responds to Daffy and says, "What kind of Mickey Mouse organization would name their team the Ducks?"
In a scene in Looney Tunes Back in Action, Bugs is fishing and says , "He's finding Nemo." In another scene, there's a bunch of "hidden Mickeys" lying around.
How does Warner Bros. get away with making Disney references in their movies? It's not the same as when Roger Rabbit "cameoed" in a Tiny Toons episode, since Spielberg created both Roger Rabbit and Tiny Toons. I am curious.
I suspect the same way that any organization that makes fun of another one does: it falls under free speech and parody. It's hardly trade disparagement, if that's what you're thinking.
Ever see Shrek? The whole movie is based as a parody of Disney. I love when they enter the kingdom and the song is Turell (whatever the heck the name of the kingdom is) is a Perfect place! And then snap they get a picture taken.
Is there still a rivalry between Warner Bros. and Disnay?