Is Disney Seeking to Trademark Día de Muertos?

According to Stitch Kingdom, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has filed several trademark applications in attempt to secure ‘Dia de Los Muertos’ across multiple areas. Dia de Muertos, or ‘Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican festivity with roots going back to pre-hispanic times.

This move is apparently related to a new Pixar project inspired by Día de Muertos.

The move could indicate that Disney is simply hedging its bets or that Pixar has indeed settled on simply calling its film Dia de Los Muertos, though they have yet to file for films that will precede it, such as Inside Out (2015), though trademarks have been filed for The Good Dinosaur (2014).

As a Mexican, I find this completely outrageous. What gives Disney the right to appropriate our culture & put their stamp on it? What would Walt think of this when, back in the day, he was involved in a good-will mission to strengthen the relationship with the United States' neighbors south of the border, the fruit of which were classic films like 'The Three Caballeros' & 'Saludos Amigos.'

It's not nice stealing from your friends, señor :(

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[UPDATE]This is the legal document Disney submitted to the US Patent Office to register Día de Muertos: http://es.scribd.com/doc/139984449/Disne...

(h/t Pájaro Político)

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http://www.change.org/petitions/the-walt...

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This isn't going to help Disneys's case denying it is some sort of Illuminati agent either. I can't wait to see the subliminals they put in the muertos film.
http://quicklol.com/disney-subliminal-me...

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I'm skeptic of many of these 'hidden messages'. But perhaps some are the result of a few independent animators having a bit of fun.

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Either the link needs fixxoring, or the petition was taken down :-/

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Disney doesn't just do penises and vulvas. They also do chemtrails:

See video

Disney has always been used as a propaganda and social engineering tool.

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Please, we've been through this before! Those are *not* chemtrails. They are part of the 'Cars' universe where everything is related to automobiles --even the freaking canyons in the landscape

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Say what?
http://rense.com/general76/cars.htm

And let's put it in a larger perspective as well:
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thre...

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Oh yes, great source of info that one *rolls eyes*

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Rolls eyes at rolled eyes.

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http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail...

A friend sent me this listing in the upcoming Mecum classic car auction. The first thing I saw was the chemtrails in the sky. The chances of any given photo of the sky containing chemtrails are very high these days.

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That's a sweet ride ;)

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rpj, that is truly amazing in its sheer chutzpah-ness!

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Hi, Regan!

Unfortunately it's not that amazing. Not when you see how companies like Monsanto or Coca-Cola operate. We're moving into a world in which a handful of mega-companies will own most of the wealth in the world :-/

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rpj, very true! (linked to this at UFO Mary)

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