and, if anyone really cares or wants to know, here's "my people's" side of it....
i found this story while reading through one of my motorcycle forums.
Hells Angels Sue Disney Over Trademark Skull, Name
The ****'s Angels Motorcyle Club is going head to head with the Walt Disney World Company over use of their trademark skull and name, according to a Local 6 News report.
The group is suing Disney's Buena Vista Motion Pictures and its new movie "Wild Hogs."
In the film, John Travolta, Tim Allen and Martin Lawrence play middle-aged wannabe bikes who encounter some ****'s Angels members.
The ****'s Angels said they never approved the movie's use of their name or skull that shows horns, feathers and a helmet, according to the report.
official biking club? you're kidding, right?Originally Posted by DisneyFREAK91
and what about the day care center Disney sued to remove the mural they painted? was that over reacting or looking for money?
here, i did some research for you, so you can educate yourself. i realize the ****'s Angels popularity was way before your time........
this Amazon link is a listing of all the movies and books done about them
again, i realize you're not into motorcycles, and they were popular about 20 to 15 years before you were born, but just because you never heard of them, doesn't mean they are not legitimate.
branding and name recognition is very important to organizations. Wharton's School of Business did a study 4 years ago and theorized that Coke could close up shop and go out of business, and reopen 5 years later producing a product other then soft drinks and return to their current profitability within roughly 3 to 4 years.
companies/organizations go through a lot of trouble and time to perfect their image as to make themselves stand out. look at the great lengths Disney goes to in not only protecting their image, but at the same time strengthing their brand and market position.
with the ****'s Angels it's a lot deeper because it goes beyond business and into brotherhood and family, and turf battles against the Pagans and the Blue Knights.
I'm definitely with the Angels on this one. their image as totally tuff dudes would be tarnished if they were seen as being involved with a Disney movie. (hate to say it, but it's true).
If we can dream it, we can do it
I think you have to protect what is yours. If you don't, no one else will.
i have the same problem.Originally Posted by the7thAve
don't we all, hahaha
If we can dream it, we can do it
Don't mess with the Angels, man. Personally, I prefer the Bandidos, but eh.
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This is a Dance-off waiting to happen! (sorry - theatre-geek in me shines through once again...)
I am with the ****'s Angels on this one... Sorry Disney - but copywright issues apply here -- cannot use a name or a logo without permission...
Even if Disney loses the suit...they will win the publicity battle and the movie will get great coverage.
Besides a bunch of balding old men with beer bellies and greying gotees going after the World's favorite character...they will look like big bullies.
JK...about the old men and beer bellies part!
I would think that the ****'s Angels would love for Disney to make fun of a group of posers trying to be bikers. I crack up everytime I see these middle aged attorneys sporting leather on Saturday being total posers!Although it is probably on of these attorneys that is behind the lawsuit.
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I agree wiht the7thAve. Hells Angels are a tough and being in a Disney film sure does show there manly side. Not
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