Luxo Jr.: The True Story?

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Luxo Jr.: The True Story?

Postby pndragon » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:28 pm

I knew there was a reason I don't have one of these lamps:
Pixar Intro Parody

--- Jim
"We're so sorry, Uncle Albert,
But we haven't done a bloody thing all day."
--- Paul McCartney
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Re: Luxo Jr.: The True Story?

Postby sascha » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:29 am

Heh, nice idea.

The ending is a bit macabre though, for my taste.
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Re: Luxo Jr.: The True Story?

Postby dcuny » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:33 am

There's a real story of Luxo, Jr. that's pretty interesting. Apparently some market genius at Disney decided to market a limited edition of Up along with a "Limited Edition Luxo Jr."
luxo_jr.jpg
Disney's version of the "Luxo" lamp.

The problem, of course, is that neither Disney nor Pixar own the rights to the Luxo lamp - it's owned by the Norwegian company Luxo. They didn't take kindly to the idea of Disney making inferior copies of their product and labeling them as "Luxo" lamps, and decided to sue them to stop it.

You'd have thought Disney - no stranger to protecting trademarks - might have run it by their lawyers first. :roll:

Luxo is also upset about the six-foot animatronic Luxo Jr. attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

As typically happens, the issue was resolved for an "undisclosed sum" of money.
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Re: Luxo Jr.: The True Story?

Postby pndragon » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:12 am

dcuny wrote:You'd have thought Disney - no stranger to protecting trademarks - might have run it by their lawyers first

As usual, Disney expects others to respect their property but does not reciprocate that feeling.

sascha wrote:The ending is a bit macabre though, for my taste.

Perhaps, but still as a whole it is terrific. And then you have to pause for thought. When did Luxo Jr.'s violent tendencies first manifest? Did he torture lower-case letters as a young lamp? Or perhaps his hatred of 'I' was more personal.... maybe 'I' was sleeping with his girlfriend, the night-light and, in a fit of rage, he finally got his revenge. :)

Or, maybe, in the wee hours of the night, I've got too much time on my hands.

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