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White-with-Rage Disney and the Seven Attorneys (Or, “Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It’s Off to Court We Go!”)

The Walt Disney Company has expressed its anger to The Foundry, an advertising agency in Australia, after the marketing company put together an ad campaign for Jamieson’s Raspberry Ale. The theme: the fruit-flavored beer is “anything but sweet”. The ads feature “Ho White” in bed with the seven dwarfs (including Filthy, Smarmy and Randy). The ad agency says it has had “a little bit of contact” with Disney, and the web site for the campaign has disappeared. (RC/Sydney Telegraph) ...Isn’t it cute that Disney thinks they own the characters, when the ancient folk story was catalogued by the Brothers Grimm in the 1800s?
Original Publication Date: 15 November 2009
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 16.

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