Monday 23 May 2022

Fair Use and the Future Explored: Chip N' Dale: Rescue Rangers Movie

Yesterday, my kids and I watched the new movie, Chip N’ Dale:Rescue Rangers.  This is probably the funniest Intellectual Property law related movie I’ve seen.  Disney takes on IP Law doctrine and policy in a very humorous way.  As an exercise in understanding U.S. IP law, the facts the movie raises are very nice.  Here’s a few examples: ET v. Batman; Ugly Sonic; Chippendales; and on and on.  They also take on: a glimpse at the future of augmented reality; artificial intelligence and creativity; culture wars; Hollywood nostalgia reboots (talk about bootlegging); and the future of counterfeiting. There are so many references my brain almost exploded from overload. As a tip, be sure to take in the background materials, e.g., advertisements. Lol. They take some pretty nice shots at competitors, but I wonder what’s going to come back.  Interestingly, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland has been closed for “refurbishment.”  [In full disclosure, I am a very big fan of Disney and may be extremely biased.]

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