Apparently, even fictional Disney cartoon characters are subject to the law. At least in Italy. NOT!:
Tweety may get a chance to take the witness stand and sing like a canary. An Italian court ordered the animated bird, along with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and his girlfriend Daisy, to testify in a counterfeiting case.
In what lawyers believe was a clerical error worthy of a Looney Tunes cartoon, a court in Naples sent a summons to the characters ordering them to appear Friday in a trial in the southern Italian city, officials said. – [Yahoo/AP]
HA. Yeah Right. Tell ya what. Tweety may be a canary, but he isn’t gonna sing like one. And let’s not forget Mickey Mouse is an old Gangsta. The Italian Mafia ain’t got nuthin’ on Old “G”s like Mickey M. He and his family run Disneyland, and they ain’t takin’ no nonsense from the law. The Italian authorities know how the Disneyland gang rolls. That’s why they are scrambling to remove their names from the subpoena. Ain’t nobody tryin’ to git whacked or nuthin’.
Heh. They’re lucky if Daisy Duck didn’t actually hear about it otherwise she would have insisted Donald put a hit out on someone for it…
Tweety, Donald Duck summoned to court – [Yahoo/AP]