Mickey Mouse Clubbed: Disney's Cartoon Rodent Speaks out…

“My first cartoon short, Steamboat Willie, was a direct parody of Keaton’s movie Steamboat Bill, Jr. On the very first page of the script, it says, ‘Orchestra starts playing opening verses of Steamboat Bill.’ I remember what Eldred’s lawyer Lawrence Lessig said when he read that: ‘Try doing a cartoon take-off of one of Disney, Inc.’s latest films with an opening that copies the music.’” Jesse Walker –Mickey Mouse Clubbed:…