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3:11 am on Sep 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi, everyone

I’m developing a site that offers printable images for kids to colorize. I would like to add some well-known characters, like Disney’s Mickey Mouse, 101 Dalmatians, and others. Does anyone knows what do I have to do to license this kind of content? It doesn’t necessary need to be from Disney, it could be from Pixar, Cartoon Network, etc.

I’ve seen a lot of lame coloring sites with Disney content. I don’t know if it is very easy to license – I hope so! – or if the sites have stolen the content. Anyway, any help in this matter will be welcome!

Thanks a lot,
--Malu

10:41 am on Sept 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You need to contact the original company, and they will either license to you directly, or send you to their approved license agents.
2:06 pm on Sept 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I worked with Disney in a previous job marketing thier Disneyland Paris park. We wern't alowed to use the what they call the big five: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto. And we were an official tour operator.

Disney essentially have an internal police force who find and fine people misusing thier characters. So I would think official licencing will be a non starter.

2:19 pm on Sept 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Using Disney stuff without a license is probably the most painfull thing you can do after scratching "Guidos" limo ...
If you are going to ask them ( best for your health ) ..be sitting down when they tell you how much ...usually you'll just get a flat NO!

Accept it ..and don't even think of trying to adapt one of their things a little ..

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I'd rather bust out Guido's limo windows with him watching than try to work with Disney or cross them..

I saw the descend on an anime convention in California one year.. It was amazing, cops, federal agents, disney people, they just swarmed the place.. Checked every booth and vendor and every bag that was already purchased..

*shudders*

8:30 pm on Sept 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi again,

No, I’m not crazy enough to even think about stealing Disney’s content… But I’ve seen so many sites using 101 Dalmatians that I though

1) They’re stealing; or
2) It’s not that hard to get a license.

Yeap, I thought it might be an impossible mission…

But then… there are so many sites using their characters without a license! And what makes me mad is that my site will have to fight for traffic against all those sites with more interesting (stolen) content.

Do you know any other company with well-known characters that have a more accessible licensing policy? I don’t know, Betty Boop, Monsters inc, whatever?

Thanks a lot,
--Malu

 

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