I didn’t post this last week, but I actually saw some news even as I was posting about Public Domain Day last Monday: people aren’t wasting any time, Disney’s legendary legal ferocity be damned.
One Steamboat Willie-themed Kickstarter launched on January 1st, there are memes aplenty (see image above), and –of course– there’s a horror movie.
There’s plenty more in the works, as Sian Cain details for The Guardian (which also touches on the horror movie.
There’s definite limitations to what people can use with this very early version of Mickey. Nevertheless, it should be interesting to see how the year shakes out.