- Dec 30, 2016
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Why the ?
Grabbed this from the web since I was curious myself:I mean this in no disrespect to the Workshop, but you know what I think is funny?
The fact that they have an issue with their name being used in the trailer, yet seem to have had no issues with their own characters being made fun of in shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy and South Park.
To be honest, this is one thing I'm kind of unforgiving with the Workshop.
Parody is considered fair use and doen't require permission from the copyright holder. It's the same reason Weird Al doesn't require permission from the artists he spoofs (but he asks for it anyway, because he's a nice dude)
The fear is dumb parents will see the tagline and think its related to sesame street. Though my argument is people will see the puppets and think its a family friendly movie regardless. Because to most people, puppets=sesame streetThe suit, which alleges trademark infringement and other counts, adds, “The promotion of The Happytime Murders should succeed or fail on its own merits, not on a cynical, unlawful attempt to deceive and confuse the public into associating it with the most celebrated children’s program in history.”