Has anybody else realized that ever since Disney bought Marvel . . .

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    . . . Donald Duck is, in effect, Howard the Duck's boss?

    A billboard on the side of a bus (advertising Guardians of the Galaxy) had me pondering the sheer bizarreness of Disney buying Marvel (Not something I could ever imagine Walt doing), when that particular consequence of the acquisition happened to strike me.
     
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    How are cartoon characters the boss of anyone?
     
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    Well, we do, by convention, speak of Disney CMs "Working for Mickey Mouse." Or variations on that theme. When somebody brought up the rumor that the MSEP run would be extended to August, I said I'd "wait until I heard it from the Mouse's mouth."

    And of course, it's common knowledge that Al Michaels was traded for Oswald the Rabbit.

    From there, I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that Howard the Duck (a Marvel character and franchise) is now working for Donald Duck. Which is all the more ironic because he looks (at least in the handful of comic book covers I've seen; I never actually read one, and never saw the movie) enough like a Disney duck (albeit with a cigar and a case of jaundice) to provoke legal action against Marvel, decades ago.

    Why do I find myself suddenly thinking of Ralph Bakshi's Cool World. Very different vision of toons and humans interacting from what we see in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (or in Who Censored Roger Rabbit). Not a movie I'd want to "un-see," but not one I'd care to see again, either. Not quite as irredeemably awful as Bakshi's thankfully incomplete version of The Lord of the Rings, even if the latter did better on Rotten Tomatoes.
     

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