I owe I owe, it’s off to rip off Disney we go. At lest that is what the designers of this brilliant x-rated advertisement is now singing (warning, semi NSFW).

This was the brilliant ad design for Jamieson’s Raspberry Ale (yuck) came up with. The ad pictures a very vivacious version of Snow White or “Ho White” in bed with the seven dwarfs smoking a cigarette. They even go so far as to rename some of the dwarves to Filthy, Smarmy and Randy (ha ha, very clever).

What the designers of this juvenile ad spot didn’t take into account is the ire of Disney. The ad didn’t last too long because the campaign’s website www.anythingbutsweet.com is now kaput and you won’t find any references to this ad on the company’s web page, so clearly Disney contacted these morons in a pretty swift manner. I’m sure some lawsuits will follow too.

Besides Apple, no company defends their copyright more vigorously then Disney does. They even got copyright/trademark laws changed (due to some hefty lobbying of Congress) to protect Mickey Mouse before he became Public Domain. So, the story here is, do not mess with Disney. In particular they do not find humorous any parodies involving the Disney Princesses and x-rated references. They have gone to great lengths to ensure that no one in the main stream corrupts their associated works with these kind of references. “Ho White” was doomed to failure from the beginning..

The Foundry, the makers of Jamieson’s Raspberry Ale (again yuck!), claims that the idea was to try and sell their fruit-flavored beer to Australians with their it’s “anything but sweet” ad campaign. Guess that didn’t work out too well.