Disney's reaction to ''Mouse Hunt'' made movie news for the week of August 29, 1997

Mouse Hunt

The ongoing feud between DreamWorks SKG cofounder Jeffrey Katzenberg and Disney chairman Michael Eisner (Katzenberg claims his former boss owes him $250 million in profits), can now be enjoyed by everyone. In the teaser trailer for DreamWorks’ upcoming comedy, Mouse Hunt, Nathan Lane’s titular costar pokes some fun at Disney by fashioning big round ears from cocktail olives and impersonating Mickey Mouse. Is Disney laughing? ”I thought it was hysterical, but I don’t know if everyone around here feels that way,” says one Disney insider. Deadpans DreamWorks’ exec — and former Disney marketing maven — Terry Press, ”It’s an homage to a beloved corporate icon.”

Mouse Hunt
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