Tag Archive for Winnie The Pooh

Walt Disney Company Currently Not Developing Any Hand-Drawn Animated Features

The studio that helped pioneer 2D, hand drawn, theatrical animation is currently at a crossroads with the process. At Wednesday’s Walt Disney Company shareholder’s meeting, CEO Bob Iger revealed none of Disney’s animation companies, which includes Disney Animation, Pixar and Disney Toons, are currently developing, or have plans to develop, any 2D, hand drawn animation…

Once and for all, the Pooh belongs to Disney

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (the Board) dismissal of a challenge to Disney’s trademark rights in A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and other characters. Stephen Slesinger, Inc. v. Disney Enterprises, Inc., Case No. 11-1593 (Fed. Cir., Dec. 12, 2012) (Rader, J.)…