Artists can use Disney’s Mickey and Minnie freely – level 1

08-01-2024 15:00

Artists and writers can now use Mickey and Minnie Mouse freely. This change comes after 96 years.

Disney will not cause any trouble.  But there are some rules, of course. This change is for the old versions of Mickey, like the black-and-white Mickey from ‘Steamboat Willie’.

Disney still controls the later versions of Mickey, like Sorcerer Mickey from ‘Fantasia’. Also, Disney has a special mark on Mickey, so nobody else can use it like they do. You cannot use Mickey Mouse as a mascot. But if you want to make your own ‘Steamboat Willie’, go ahead and be creative!

Difficult words: version (a different form of something), mascot (a person or thing which people use to have good luck), creative (when someone has many new ideas).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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