Disney published in 1994, the hugely popular rose of the lion king-animation.
One of the cartoon film on the life of things is the "Hakuna matata" - utterance. Hakuna matata is swahili and means ”don't care”.
"Hakuna matata" to unite around the world just the lion king, which is also the same name of the song that are done Elton John and Tim Rice . In the movie ”hakuna matata” use especially the Timon and Pumbaa characters.
Now zimbabwelaisen-born, Toronto resident activist Shelton Mpala is up against the fact that Disney makes money hakuna matata, which has acquired the trademark rights. The report, inter alia, the Huffington Post.
Mpala has released an online petition, gathering names on its behalf, The Walt Disney Co. -the company would give up the trademark rights. Mpala calls the current situation as an insult in swahili, the language of the people and the whole of Africa.
the Activist thinks the whole situation is based only on greed.
Mpalan according to the "Hakuna matata" is a common term for the swahili language in countries like Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burung, Mozambique and the democratic republic of Congo.
Disney may not trademark something it did not invent.
Mpalan petition has accumulated more than 100 000 names.
the Petition started soon after the kenyan newspaper described the "hakuna matata" the use of the lion king in the cultural omimiseksi.
mark, thanks to the only Disney can, for example, the manufacture of clothing or objects, that read ”hakuna matata”.
the lion king has recently been a topic of discussion, because it is published by the fake full-length films. Donald Glover and Beyonce starring movie comes to theaters next year.
disney's representative has commented on the Huffington Post website, that their trade mark rights have never prevented others from using the phrase.