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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    The shirt's fine. But that hat? My eyes!!

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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    Doesn't really bother me. It's ctually more attractive than a lot of their other stuff. Disney is an idol to many, so why wouldn't many want a shirt of him?
    Walt is essentially a marketing tool as well & has had an incredible influence on American culture. I for one am not shocked that Disney decided to make these shirts.

    Instead of being bothered by a shirt, I'm just personally not going to buy the shirt.

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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    I would wear that shirt. There are other images I think would make better shirts, but I think there are lots of people that feel Walt is their hero. What a great person to keep in the public mind. As for exploitation, sure. Nobody did exploitation better than Walt. Walt understood branding well before it became a concept in the public consciousness.

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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    Really? Walt exploited himself. Disneyland the TV show? He put his own face on the product, and that was after him questioning whether or not television would be a successful medium of any sort. That being said, I really have no problem with the shirt. Walt is a huge hero/idol to me, and I would proudly wear a shirt with Walt on it. That hat, however, is just ugly.

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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pizzapants View Post
    Really? Walt exploited himself. Disneyland the TV show? He put his own face on the product, and that was after him questioning whether or not television would be a successful medium of any sort. That being said, I really have no problem with the shirt. Walt is a huge hero/idol to me, and I would proudly wear a shirt with Walt on it. That hat, however, is just ugly.
    Yes, that hat is hideous-the shirt not so much.

    Walt did exploit himself because he wanted to get the word out about a certain theme park he was building.
    Did the the company he founded splash his likeness on various articles of clothing like a rock star for any purpose other than
    making a few bucks?
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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    The Walt Disney Company doesn't do ANYTHING for any purpose other than making a few bucks.

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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
    Hey, what's a cheesy Walt shirt without an even cheesier Walt hat?



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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    So... When did Walt Disney become Mohammed?
    He felt like his life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    I think the cap is tacky, but I will buy the shirt that says "It was all started by a mouse." I mean, Walt named his park after himself, so he was definitely not above making himself the face of his creation.
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    There should be a sticky thread called "This Day in Disney History." The company has a long history and this would be a good way to acknowledge it. Walt was born 112 years ago; that's quite a chunk of American history and culture.

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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coastierox View Post
    So... When did Walt Disney become Mohammed?
    More like when did Walt Disney become Jimi Hendrix.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not My Real Name View Post
    I think the cap is tacky, but I will buy the shirt that says "It was all started by a mouse." I mean, Walt named his park after himself, so he was definitely not above making himself the face of his creation.
    See, that's the thing-Walt doesn't own the park anymore.
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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneymike View Post

    See, that's the thing-Walt doesn't own the park anymore.
    Right, so why do we still bow to his standards? (Most of which are our own creations.)

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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneymike View Post
    More like when did Walt Disney become Jimi Hendrix.....
    Wait. I can't draw pictures of Hendrix now either? Crap. There goes five years of my life..
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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pizzapants View Post
    Right, so why do we still bow to his standards? (Most of which are our own creations.)
    Because his standards were so high and the WDC as it is now does not have those same standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastierox View Post
    Wait. I can't draw pictures of Hendrix now either? Crap. There goes five years of my life..
    better stop drawing James Dean as well....
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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    What was it that made Walt's standards so high?

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    Re: More exploitation of Walt?

    I love this shirt. It's not tacky, its a simple design, and it pays tribute to Walt. Exploitation would have Walt sagging, surrounded by Pixar characters, and in the style of a Simpson.

    I really don't see the problem.
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