Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Legal public domain characters

This might be a good idea for my students to create their own version of the character or their story. 
I believe the following known characters are officially in the public domain and some will surprise many of you. But it is our major gain cause scenery modelers can make packs from the for parks and remember the six flags parks and some others use WB characters.

Abraham Lincoln
Adam and Eve
Aladdin
Ali Baba
Alice ( From Wonderland )
Archie
Betty Boop
Bimbo ( Fleischer Studios )
Black Beauty
Blue Beard
Bosko
Brer Rabbit
Bugs Bunny ( What's Up Doc )
Bulleteers
Captain Hook
Captain Nemo
Casper The Friendly Ghost
Christopher Columbus
Cinderella
Conan The Barbarian ( Public Domain varies by country )
Daffy Duck
Daniel Boone
David Copperfield
Davy Crockett
Deputy Dawg
Dick Tracy
Don Quixote
Dorian Gray
Dracula
Elmer Fudd
Felix The Cat
Flash Gordon
Foghorn Leghorn
Green Hornet
Gulliver's ( Travels )
Gumby
Hans Brinker
Hansel and Gretal
Heckle and Jeckle
Hercules
Huckleberry Finn
Humpty Dumpty
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Ichabod Crane
Ivanhoe
Jack ( and the Beanstalk Giant )
Jane Eyre
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Jungle Book ( All Characters )
King Arthur
King Kong
King Solomon
Knights of the Round Tabel
Koko The Clown
Krazy Kat
Lancelot
Little John
Little Nemo
Little Red Riding Hood
Long John Silver
Lone Ranger and Tonto too
Mighty Mouse ( 1940's popular character )
Moby Dick
Mother Goose
Mummy
Munchkins
Noah
Oliver Twist
Panchito
Pinocchio
Peter Pan ( In the USA Disney argued fell out in 2008 )
Peter Rabbit
Phantom Of The Opera
Pied Piper
Pollyanna
Popeye - The Sailor Man
Porky Pig
Rapunzel
Rip Van Winkle
Robin Hood
Robinson Crusoe
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Scrooge ( all characters )
Seven Dwarfs
Sherlock Holmes
Sleeping Beauty
Snafu
Snow White
Superman
Sylvester and Tweety
Tarzan *
The Talking Magpies
The Three Musketeers
Tinkerbell
Tiny Tim
Tom and Jerry
Tom Sawyer
Tom Thumb
Uncle Tom
Werewolf**
William Tell
Wizard Of Oz ( All Characters )
Woody Woodpecker

If anyone has other news and I am incorrect on these characters post a reply. If you find other cartoon character names post a reply. Let's see if we can grow an accurate list. Remember I generally go by USA copyrights which are simultaneous now with most but not all countries under the GATT treaties.

* Tarzan is a Trademarked name. Tarzan of the Apes is in the public domain.
** See comments below.