Mickey Mouse Advert for Mickey Mouse Country

Tourism Ausfailure is defending itself for using the Mickey Mouse Club theme to promote Ausfailure.

Source : www.brisbanetimes.com.au

“Our sports teams are mickey mouse so why shouldn’t we embrace that and use the mickey mouse theme song to encourage people to visit this part of the third world?” said Carmin Spendsome

Ausfailure’s sports teams are definately losing like there is no tomorrow but that doesn’t mean copyrights don’t apply.

Queensland Conservatorium of Music popular music program convenor Donna Weston said the chord progression in Tourism Australia’s jingle was about “80 per cent the same” as the Mickey Mouse theme song.

She said chord progression matches were very common between songs, but other similarities meant Tourism Australia could potentially face a legal challenge should Disney wish to pursue it.

“There are thousands of songs written on the same chord progression,” she said.

“What is interesting about this one, is that there are snippets of melody that are similar, and the tempo and rhythm is the same – just enough for you to have that ‘tip of the tongue’ feeling.

“If someone at Disney wanted to be pedantic, they would have a strong case.”

Experts consider that Disney could end up regretting such actions however as it was obvious to even an idiot that most of the Disney characyers were based on Ausfailure’s people.

“Dumbo is the obvious one” said senior lecturer in Cultural Cringing Saint Oswald P Wrong of the University of Fantasyland.

“But Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge are also quite obviously based on Ocker boofheads” Wrong asserted.

Others argued that ‘Fair Use’ could apply.

“We are a Mickey Mouse country so we should have a Mickey Mouse anthem” said Willy Thumper, a cartoonlike character from Brisbane.

Ausfailure prime minister refused to engage in the debate other than to say he had always had a hard on for Minnie Mouse.

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