Laurel & Hardy (NOT OT)
frankbubacz at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 5 16:25:05 CET 2003
>Was there an agreement between Disney and MGM about the use of
>the characters in the movie
Yup, Disney himself granted permission for the use of Mickey, the pigs, and
their tune, which doesn't seem totally surprising, since he himself used
caricatures of Stan and Ollie in some of his cartoons from the thirties (and
at least "Mickey's Gala Premiere" predated "Toyland").
Of course, in 1961, Disney did his own version of the film, which is
probably one of the reasons, apart from the terrifying bogeymen, why the L &
H version faded into relative obscurity (and I still haven't seen it yet).
Interestingly, in 1939, Laurel approached Disney for a possible animation of
the horse in the final scene of "The Flying Deuces", but, as you will guess
correctly, if you have seen that film, without success. Another film
featuring both L & H and Mickey is of course "Hollywood Party".
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