Hey, I know that guy from somewhere....Saw this video recently:
has some fun info on what Photopass Photographers can and can't take pictures of...
Oh, that's right! It's me!
maybe sometimes. But in this case, no, they aren't making it up. Because the Coke symbol is a trademarked logo, and Disney would be selling that photo for money, they would have to pay Coke a part of the proceeds, a licensing fee essentially, in order to use their logo in the photo. And Disney doesn't want to do that. So no logos or brand names in the Photopass photos- at least not ones that the park is "in control of" such as on signage.At this point, I’m convinced that cast members simply make up things to see if guests will unwittingly go along with it.
Not exactly. If it was a photo that a guest was taking it's not a problem since it's non-commercial photography. As far as Coke is concerned, that's free publicity and there's no money involved so it doesn't infringe on anything.There is a common myth in the world of filmmaking and photography that anytime something with a brand name or logo would be visible, that the brand name or logo must be covered for legal reasons. There is actually no legal basis for this what-so-ever, so long as the people involved are just being seen using the product in a normal, average manner. If someone is drinking a can of Coke in a movie, for example, there's no need to obscure the name or the logo. Certainly, someone taking a photo in a theme park has no need what-so-ever to cover the logo.
You got it.The Photopass picture is a picture that is being sold to the guests and thus leaves Disney open to potential sales of a product co-branded product that Coke and Disney have no agreement on. If it were a private picture or a picture that wasn't monitiezed, there'd be no issues. But with the monitization aspect of a Disney Photopass picture, I'm sure the overall rule is for Photopass photogs to avoid logos where they can as to not open up Disney for lawsuits.
How about Mr. Pibb?I hate Coke. It’s everywhere. I’m a Pepsi and Dew guy through and through. Here in central Florida all the theme parks serve Coke products...Disney, Universal, Legoland, Sea World And Busch Gardens...you just can’t get away from it. What’s even crappier is you can’t even get a Dr Pepper or Surge anywhere either. I know Pepper isn’t a Coke product, but they often team up with them...but Surge is a Coke product...
I miss the days when you had variety at the parks...
Heck, the Sea World/Busch parks and Cypress Gardens used to serve Pepsi.... better times....
How so? In the early years of both DL and MK, Pepsi and Coke were both corporate sponsors and were served simultaneously in each park. Pepsi sponsored facilities and was served on the west side of the parks, while Coke sponsored facilities and was served on the east side.
Even though Pepsi's influence has been forever immortalized in Henry's exclamation at the top of the show that the bears "have a lot to give," which was a reference to the "You've got a lot to give, Pepsi's got a lot to give" slogan of that era.
It was a harmonious relationship that was renegotiated when the contracts expired. There's no reason to think that Disney wouldn't consider renegotiating its current contract when it expires too, if they saw a benefit to switching to a different provider. Sponsorships and corporate partnerships come and go all the time. How would this one be any different?
Your points remain valid but I am fairly certain that the reference was finally removed durring the refurbishment and editing down of the show about five years ago now.Even though the sponsorship of the Country Bear Jamboree is long gone, Pepsi's influence has been forever immortalized in Henry's exclamation at the top of the show that the bears "have a lot to give," which was a reference to the "You've got a lot to give, Pepsi's got a lot to give" slogan of that era.
So, if someone is wearing a small nike or Coke logo on their shirt does it get blurred out when you view it on photopass?Not exactly. If it was a photo that a guest was taking it's not a problem since it's non-commercial photography. As far as Coke is concerned, that's free publicity and there's no money involved so it doesn't infringe on anything.
However, Disney photopass photos are commercial photography. They are being sold at a profit to others, and if that logo is in the photo, then Disney is now making money at Coke's expense. That's a whole different can of worms, and doing that Coke would then be entitled to a portion of that money being made because they are contributing to it. Easiest solution- make sure the logo isn't in the photo so Disney doesn't have to pay Coke for it.
and you see a Coke can in a movie you can bet that there was some money or signed agreements made for it to happen. It's well known that firms like Coke and Pepsi work deals for "product placement" in films. It's not done free or without legal contracts being done.
You got it.
Lawsuits or having to share the funds and figuring out how many photos with which logos were sold for how much... ick. Just easier to not mess with it.
My favourite story of product licensing was when M&Ms were approached about their candy being used in ET when Elliot uses a trail of sweets to get ET to approach. M&Ms said no, it seems creepy that an alien is meeting a child. So Universal went to Hershey's and asked if they could use Reeses Pieces, they said yes and sales of Reeses Pieces really increased following the films success!and you see a Coke can in a movie you can bet that there was some money or signed agreements made for it to happen. It's well known that firms like Coke and Pepsi work deals for "product placement" in films. It's not done free or without legal contracts being done.
Based on the video above I don't think so. In that case, the guest already paid Coke for the logo via the cost of the shirt which is higher than the same shirt would be if it was blank. With the cups, Coke is essentially paying Disney so they don't want Disney getting paid for the logo.So, if someone is wearing a small nike or Coke logo on their shirt does it get blurred out when you view it on photopass?
It's signage and logos that Disney has full control over. So in the case of shirts worn by guests, no it won't get blurred out (though if it is a product that Disney doesn't want it's product and characters to be associated with, they will find creative ways to hide the logos, such as have the character block it or put the guest behind others). But when it's things that Disney does have control over- signs in the parks and stores being the biggest example- then they won't shoot it.So, if someone is wearing a small nike or Coke logo on their shirt does it get blurred out when you view it on photopass?