Donald Duck Discovers Glenn Beck: A Remix

This week, Jonathan McIn­tosh (of Rebel­lious Pix­els) released a new cartoon,“Right Wing Radio Duck,” that remix­es dozens of clas­sic Walt Dis­ney car­toons from the 1930s to 1960s. The artis­tic work is seam­less. The video is down­right fun to watch. And the under­ly­ing mes­sage is entire­ly con­tem­po­rary. A la Col­bert: Keep Fear Alive.

The new video is released under a Cre­ative Com­mons license, and, accord­ing to the artist, this trans­for­ma­tive remix “con­sti­tutes a fair-use of any copy­right­ed mate­r­i­al as pro­vid­ed for in sec­tion 107 of the US copy­right law.” Will Dis­ney, a com­pa­ny that exer­cis­es enor­mous pow­er over Amer­i­can copy­right law, agree? That remains to be seen.

To Glenn Beck fans who dou­ble as OC read­ers (if we have any), I apol­o­gize in advance.

via Alec Couros (aka @courosa)

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  • I agree with some things that Beck talks about, but most of the times I have to ask what the hell is he talk­ing about.
    Way to emo­tion­al for me, cry­ing all the time suck it up man get a hold of your­self.
    I agree with Don­ald though, that was way to much crap to lis­ten to.
    Good going Don­ald.

  • Peter says:

    Apol­o­gize? For what? That was both hilar­i­ous and true. Most Amer­i­cans are dumb­er than sheep and the mad-as-hell-not-gonna-take-it-any­more Glenn Beck loons are a text­book exam­ple of this. In the orig­i­nal fea­ture film “Wall Street,” Oliv­er Stone could just as well have had Gor­don Gekko say “Fear is good. Fear works” and the mes­sage of the film would’ve still been lost on the unwashed mass­es.

  • Dopey D says:

    …if it was­n’t bad enough that Don­ald fell under Glen­n’s sway, now Mick­ey’s run­ning for office on a clear­ly Beck­ian plat­form..

  • openhacker says:

    Check out the remix of Beck­’s response by YouTu­ber ikat381 called “Mick­ey Mouse Dis­cov­ers The Gov­ern­ment Plan to Attack Glenn Beck by Pay­ing Jonathan McIn­tosh to Remix Car­toons’.

    Les­son to Gleen — Don’t try to go after open cul­ture remix­ers, they will lam­poon you for it!

  • SirPerfulous says:

    I agree as much as the next man that Beck is some­where to the right of Oliv­er Cromwell in his pol­i­tics. But I would like to say that call­ing Amer­i­cans, “dumb as sheep” is not only insult­ing, it’s down­right stu­pid. It is pop­u­lar in today’s think­ing to tear down Amer­i­ca as a coun­try, but Amer­i­ca is still pro­duc­ing some of the smartest peo­ple in world. Maybe I’ll be lynched for say­ing some­thing good about Amer­i­ca. I don’t know. But next time you post, remem­ber that every nation in the world has just as many prob­lems as we do. You just don’t hear about them, much as they don’t hear about our prob­lems.

  • SirPerfulous says:

    Think about this: if our ally, Aus­tralia, had an eco­nom­ic depres­sion, would you know? I doubt it. Here in Amer­i­ca, we only hear about Amer­i­ca’s prob­lems. This makes it seem like we are the hell­hole of the world if you do not keep up, in detail and depth, with for­eign affairs.

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