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This has come up frequently on this listserv. From what I have read
elsewhere this is an urban legend. Can anyone site a specific case (Disney
vs. ____________)? If this really happened it would have been all over the
news, with pickets and boycotts, ABC reporting and reminding us they are
owned by Disney - everyone else reporting and reminding us that Disney owns
ABC. I don't remember anything like that happening - and I have a mind for
that kind of trivia. Since this comes up frequently, I'll submit it to a
couple of different urban legend sites I know about and see if the
researchers find anything.
I would be careful though about showing Disney videos not because of Disney
but parents (especially in the southern US) some are boycotting because of
the Southern Baptist Convention calling for it. Others are boycotting
because they buy into the urban legends about hidden messages or pornography
in the animated movies. I avoid them because I hate being stuck in a dark
room with one or more classes and the kids sing along off key (If I can tell
they are really off key).
BTW there are many urban legends about Disney from the stuff about the
animated movies to them covering up kidnapping rings by paying off the
Kimberly Herbert (kimberly)
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
From: L. P. Skeen [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2000 7:32 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: A&E broadcast / the law ?
> I don't think we got instructions on watching broadcasts; we were given
> instructions on videos as a whole - including ones taped from television
When I went to sub training in Guilford County we were told about a horror
story that happened in Wake County. Some teacher used a Disney video in her
classroom. Note that most commercial videos have a warning on them about
showing to anything other than a home audience. Dunno how but Disney found
out about this showing and sued the school. Subs are told to never bring
video from home and only show whatever the teacher leaves behind in class.
Since then I can't EVEN tell you how many Disney videos have been left for
me to show.............
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