Of all the souvenirs at Disneyland, the silhouettes seem to be one of the most timeless pieces of original artwork that one can buy. So I decided to try something that I hadn't asked for in the past, a silhouette of Walt Disney. They'll add Mickey or a princess to your portrait, why not one just of Walt to hang on your wall? What could be more classic?
My request was immediately responded to with a firm "No." The reason was that the Disney family specifically asked them not to, and for copyright reasons. I'm not sure how copyright law would apply here since you can purchase any number of items at the park with Walt's likeness on them. After I left feeling rejected I understood why the family would want to keep them from creating his likeness. One could claim that the silhouette was actually made for Walt Disney, himself while he was alive. Albeit the backing board design has changed and is of newer stock, but I could see someone trying to pass it off as an "original."