Disney Memo Suggested Renaming Their Classic Movies


What’s in a title? Quite a bit, actually. In February of 1986, an inter-office memo was sent out to Disney employees announcing the renaming of the studio’s most beloved classics. The fake memo originated from animator Ed Gombert, who was deeply upset over the company’s decision to rename Basil of Baker Street as The Great Mouse Detective . A copy of the memo eventually landed in the pages of the LA Times, though luckily for Gombert, Disney never determined the genesis of the prank. [via Letters of Note]