Some of the recipes available in Walt’s Kitchen that will likely only exist for the next few … [+]
There is a future when Disney, Comcast, Amazon, Google, and Facebook are waging an actual war for control of the world. There is no reason to believe that any of these companies could ultimately operate politically, economically or sociologically. Hence, for the time being, it makes sense to take every opportunity to enjoy a nervous, satirical project directed at one of these companies. So it is with Walt’s Kitchen, a reason for Disney attorneys to stretch their copyright muscles.
From the script to the Mickey gloves to the actual names of the bastardized Disney characters on the way to digestion, there’s a lot here for Disney attorneys to enjoy. This is exactly the point when it comes to MSCHF efforts. Its subversion has previously challenged the status quo and created psychological problems that have twisted our traditional view of the technological world. However, now it seems important to see how quickly a company can threaten it. Which supposedly serves to prove one’s point of view about the world we live in.
There are nine Disney recipes to choose from. Deer, ducks, pigs, chickens, fish, octopus, rabbits, crabs and cricket. You can guess the signs. Each recipe landing page has the full recipe and a TikTok-style short video showing the combination of ingredients and cooking with Disney-style music.
The floating heads of dismembered Disney characters clearly fall under parody rights, and since Walt’s Kitchen doesn’t sell anything, that should come under the legal radar. However, the only regret from the MSCHF team is that they didn’t have enough time to create a destructive recipe for every aspect of the Disney corporation.
“We wish we could do this to the entire Disney corporation, which is a monstrous antitrust violation that actively mitigates the culture, but we have to be content to symbolically take it out on its little critters,” said an MSCHF representative between the bites of super rare venison. “People have always cooked with their favorite Disney characters, and we literally wanted to do that, so we’re really going to let you cook with your favorite Disney character.”
Disney has been extremely protective of its copyright law over the years, and has actually influenced U.S. copyright law. Last on the list of major companies that hit Twitch streamers with DMCA notices. Congress has only simplified this action because companies now have more power in DMCA situations in exchange for your $ 600. The point is, as with many MSCHF projects, there is no doubt that Walt’s Kitchen will be served with an omission once it goes viral.
There’s no manifest with this one as the Subversion should be evident here, especially if MSCHF is hit with some sort of DMCA notification before noon. I wouldn’t be surprised if Disney tried to erase evidence that Walt’s Kitchen ever existed from every corner of the internet, including this one. However, there is a chance Disney will ignore this as it isn’t really breaking new ground. Do you remember the time Bambi met Godzilla? Disney parody has been around for a long time. Maybe we can enjoy this while it takes to make a braised rabbit.