Mickey Mouse and the Disney brand are all but tied at the hip at this point. The Guardian pointed out that Mickey Mouse’ copyright with Disney expires in 2024. Any animator, director, or creative personnel can use Mickey Mouse’ likeness and not get in trouble with Disney. Mickey Mouse could soon leave Disney as 95-year copyright expiry nears https://t.co/LIFiZpycWQ — Guardian Film (@guardianfilm) July 3, 2022To put it in sports terms, Mickey Mouse will essentially become a free agent by the year 2024. “You can use the Mickey Mouse character as it was originally created to create your own Mickey Mouse stories or stories with this character.
Source: The Guardian July 03, 2022 14:26 UTC