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Cartoon Culture

Cartoons Summoned to Court


In a “clerical error worthy of a Looney Tunes cartoon“, a court in Naples sent a summons to Tweety, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck ordering them to appear Friday at a copyright infringement trial. This AP story made my day.

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  • wundermild

    “Unfortunately they cannot show up, as they are residents of Disneyland.” – Does that mean that Tweety will also be called to court for unlawful entry?

  • I guess Mickey, Donald & Tweety Pie are CHARACTER witnesses in the case!

  • If you see a giant mouse hopping around the judges chambers, you’ll know it’s a kangaroo court.

  • BJ Wanlund

    CHARACTER witnesses, CLASSIC!!!

    And Bill, good point. It probably IS a kangaroo court, knowing what kinds of grave clerical errors come out of it!

  • They should just have Wayne Allwine and Joe Alaskey come in and do the trial in character, record it, and broadcast it for the world to see.

  • How the heck did Scooby Doo get left out in a copyright infringement toy company? Totally missed oppurtunity…

  • Andrew

    I heard about this in the news. That made MY day too.

  • red pill junkie

    “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you Walt?” ;-)

  • Melle

    XD Haha!! I agree wtih Behonkiss!! Now THAT’D be worth seeing! I bet it’d be filled with hilarity! XD

  • Christopher Cook

    Some thirty years ago, National Lampoon had an article on Wile E. Coyote’s suit against the ACME corporation for breach of contract, faulty merchandise and bodily injury.

  • Maggie Simpson

    I’d like to see Mighty Mouse be arrested for “reckless endangerment”