I'm wondering if a pumpkin-style carriage would be copyrighted. I am not planning to call it Cinderella or decorate it like Cinderella's carriage...but I wasn't sure how Disney would view it. The general rule we follow is, if you can look at it and figure out the character, movie etc., then it's copyrighted. Well, most people would see this type carriage and think Cinderella, right? So...just wondering! Your advice is appreciated. Thanks!
I would think no. If you did an exact replica with Cinderella included, you would have an issue, but just doing a pumpkin carriage wouldn't be a problem.
The story of Cinderella is not an original Disney story but is a folk tale that has numerous variations in different parts of the world (which were around long before Walt Disney was even born or thought of). Several of the variations include the pumpkin carriage so I don't believe that Disney can claim any copyright on the carriage unless you were to copy the one from the Disney movie. HTH
Super! Thanks for the info
Yeah, I would agree - a carriage is a carriage, you cant copyright that surely!