Thursday, July 02, 2009

Toy Story III: Woody's Rip Off

Is it just me, or does the character in this ad look like a certain character from a certain movie?

My school library was tossing out a bunch of old magazines, so I happily dragged them to my desk and spend my lunch hour flipping though them looking for cool ads for my collection. Here is one that I pulled out thinking it was a Disney/Pixar ad with Woody selling batteries. It wasn't until I looked at it closely that I realized that it was actually for Children's Motrin, not batteries, and that it was not actually Woody, but a Woody knockoff. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Disney/Pixar should be extremely flattered with this ad.

2 comments:

bearmancartoons said...

or at least their lawyers will be interested.

Ronn Roxx said...

Ok... that is actually what I was going to say, but I figured with the way things work, the doll in this ad would have to have "Woody" written on the bottom of his foot before they could prove any infringement!