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'lance
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posted 18 February 2004 08:01 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Though not voluntarily, it would seem. Disney has bought up the Jim Henson Company, or at least rights to the Muppets and their film and TV library. But not the Sesame Street characters.
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beibhnn
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posted 19 February 2004 04:32 AM      Profile for beibhnn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Another piece of my life for which Disney has bought the rights.

Watch for Piggy and Kermit to be decked out in distinctive red tunics in their next film: The Muppets Musical Ride.


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oldgoat
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posted 22 February 2004 12:42 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah I saw one of those RCMP gift shoppes in Banff. My daughter got her picture taken with a mountie.

I'm surprised the police here in Toronto haven't caught on to the trend. They could make a handsome profit out of cute cuddly Craig Brommell dolls.


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skdadl
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posted 22 February 2004 12:50 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Mounties have a site. Will wonders never cease.

I see that I can get a stetson or a muskrat hat, but they are not offering a gen-u-ine scarlet jacket with regulation belt and all. I might have been interested.

I also see no snow globe with a burning barn inside.


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swallow
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posted 22 February 2004 02:36 PM      Profile for swallow     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have to confess that i've sold the rights to my own childhood experience to Disney.

As a young boy, i played with tiny inflatable dolls of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier, eyes intent and noble, bayonet at the ready, trampling on the serpent of imperialism. "She, sha!" i shouted. ("Kill, kill.")

Sure, Disney has reinvented the PLA soldier as a cuddly and non-threatening Wuv Doll. His eyes still shine, but he's traded in his Mao cap for Mickey Mouse ears. Still, the rights to that experience now belong to Disney. In fact, i'm paying them a dollar for the privilege of sharing it with all of you now.

Later on, i experienced a sense of Magic(TM) as i saw the tall townhouses of London with my Family(TM). But there's been nothing quite like living in CanadaLand, where i get to see some of Mother Company's finest cartoon characters every day. Characters like the zany Paul Martin who is "mad as a hatter" at the colourful misdeeds of the secondary cast. The more he tries to chop those water-carrying brooms down to size, the more they multiply. Will Paul ever learn? I can't wait til the next episode to find out!

Next month, i even get to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine in Orlando, Touchstone of the faith. I already tithe to Disney, of course. But i don't think i can really be considered a true consumer until i've walked in Mickey's footsteps and seen how he died for us all.

What, you think that's off topic? Well, screw you! Disney cars nothing for linear narrative. You will be assimilated. With a Fox attitude!


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'lance
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posted 22 February 2004 06:41 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

quote:
I see that I can get a stetson or a muskrat hat, but they are not offering a gen-u-ine scarlet jacket with regulation belt and all. I might have been interested.

Why, my dear skdadl, what an intriguing... ah, that is to say, do go on, what? Would you sport the traditional jodhpurs with this fetching ensemble, or perhaps a skirt? Inquring minds, don't you know? Mwaha.


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