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    Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary




    Disney Parks Blog is featuring a wallpaper tribute to the 50th aniversary of the Beatles that places Mickey Pluto, Donald and Goofy on a mock Abbey Road album cover. The fact that Main Street U.S.A. is used instead of Abby Road (with the castle in the background) creates an element of zanyness! Here is a link to the DPG wallpaper page: Disney Parks Wallpapers Disney Parks Blog
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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    Herbie needs a "28IF" license plate. :-)

    I was also going to say that Donald/Paul needs to be bare footed, them I realized he IS barefoot.

    Note that they even have bystanders in the background more or less in the right spots.

    Thanks for the link!

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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by BGLeduc View Post
    Herbie needs a "28IF" license plate. :-)

    I was also going to say that Donald/Paul needs to be bare footed, them I realized he IS barefoot.

    Note that they even have bystanders in the background more or less in the right spots.

    Thanks for the link!

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    Boy! i didn't motice that Disney had gone to the trouble to detail in the bystanders. Somebody there has a sense of hymor in the extreme.

    Donald/Paul isn't the only one that is barefoot; so is Pluto/Ringo. Does this symbolize that both Donald and Pluto have passed away, even though Paul and Ringo are the only two Beatles that have survived? Quite curious this....

    ---------- Post added 07-02-2012 at 11:03 AM ----------

    I think it appropriate too rmember the barefooted Donald and Pluto who have apparently went to toon heaven:


    A Day In The Life Of Toons

    I read the DPG news today oh, boy
    About a lucky toon who made the grade
    And though the news was rather sad
    Well, I just had to laugh
    I saw the photoshopped photograph
    They blew their ink out in a car
    They didn't notice that the lights had changed
    A crowd of park guests stood and stared
    They'd seen their faces before
    Nobody was really sure if they were from the houses of Pluto/Ringo and Donald/Paul

    I saw a Disney film today oh, boy
    The WDI army had just won the theme park war
    A crowd of Magic Kingdom guests turned away
    But I just had to look
    Having read the ccmic book
    I'd love to toon you on

    Woke up, fell out of my Disney's Pop Century Hotel bed
    Dragged a Little Mermaid comb across my head
    Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
    And looking up, I noticed I was late
    Found my Avengers shirt and grabbed my Mickey ears hat
    Made the Monorail in seconds flat
    Found my way upstairs and choked down a churro
    And somebody spoked and I boarded the Disney Dream
    Ah

    I read the DPB news today oh, boy
    Four thousand holes in duckburn, lassetershire
    And though the holes were rather small
    They had to count them all
    Know how many holes it takes to bring down a backstage wall
    I'd love to toon you on
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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    I'm not comfortable with promoting Disney's copyright violation of Apple Records intellectual property rights.

    It's not parody. It's not satire. It's not for educational purposes.

    If Disney is going to play copyright hardball, then they shouldn't be hypocritical and engage in the same acts.

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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by mikelieman View Post
    I'm not comfortable with promoting Disney's copyright violation of Apple Records intellectual property rights.

    It's not parody. It's not satire. It's not for educational purposes.

    If Disney is going to play copyright hardball, then they shouldn't be hypocritical and engage in the same acts.
    Disney's use of the Abbey Road-like depiction in their salute to the Beatles' 50th is indeed a parody in much the same vein as Mad Magazine humor, and National Lampoon's mock humor in it''s magazine and movies, This type of satire is also featured in Saturday Night Live, and Jay Leno skits, as well as cartoon paradies that have appeared in various newspapers since the beginning of time. I would imagine that Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr would appreciate the hard-earned recognition of their group's 50th, and probably would roll over with laughter at the Disney Parks Blog goofy album cover..
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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    Donald/Paul isn't the only one that is barefoot; so is Pluto/Ringo. Does this symbolize that both Donald and Pluto have passed away, even though Paul and Ringo are the only two Beatles that have survived? Quite curious this....

    Pluto is barefoot because he's a dog.

    The only one who is barefoot in the original shot is Paul. Nice that they went to the detail that they did with the VW, Pauls opposite feet and the bystanders.

    Hope this doesn't mean there will be "Donald is Dead" rumors now.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikelieman View Post
    I'm not comfortable with promoting Disney's copyright violation of Apple Records intellectual property rights.

    It's not parody. It's not satire. It's not for educational purposes.

    If Disney is going to play copyright hardball, then they shouldn't be hypocritical and engage in the same acts.
    This is a tribute to the Beatles, not some money-making thing. I think it's clever and somebody at Disney is obviously a Beatles fan.

    Forgive me if I'm wrong but this isn't the first time Disney has incorporated something Beatles into something.


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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    Pluto is barefoot because he's a dog.

    The only one who is barefoot in the original shot is Paul. Nice that they went to the detail that they did with the VW, Pauls opposite feet and the bystanders.

    Hope this doesn't mean there will be "Donald is Dead" rumors now.
    You're right! They have the details down to Donald mimicking Paul's walking on opposite feet to the others. Since Pluto enjoys walking on two feet....er, paws, he really should consider buying a pair of shoes. Surely Disney pays him a high enuff salary to do so. It's just ot dig-nified.

    Is Donald dead? Oh no! Say it isn't so!
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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    Given the requirements of "Fair-Use" under US Copyright law, which of the following categories would you suggest the potentially infringing image would fall under: criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research?

    And why would it fall under the suggested category? If you say it falls under 'criticism', tell me exactly what point is being made, and how it's being made.

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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    I like this one better:

    The Fab Four | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Hughes View Post
    That is one defiant group of disney princesses.

    So Sleeping Beauty is the barefoot Paul this time. This means that sleeping Beauty is dead!












    Oh well, something tells me it's about time for her to awake again.
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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    That is awesome. Thanks for sharing. I would love to see more of the album covers. I picture Yellow Submarine with one of the Nemo subs,or Sgt Pepper with all the characters in costume.
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    Re: Abbey Road Wallpaper: Mickey & Friends Salute To Beatles 50th Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by calsig31 View Post
    That is awesome. Thanks for sharing. I would love to see more of the album covers. I picture Yellow Submarine with one of the Nemo subs,or Sgt Pepper with all the characters in costume.
    Yeah. That would be some hilarious satire to do some Sargent Pepper "Beatles" appearances at one of the yellow subs. They could even sing "We all live in a Nemo Submarine....
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