Sunday, May 19, 2024

Disney May Not Be Thrilled with Scientology Using Their Typeface, Artwork on Party Invites

Share– in the process of buying Fox– may have some other things to worry about. A Scientology group in Orlando, Florida used their type face– called Waltfont–and other art images specific to Disney on invitation to cult members.

Some people may think of Disney as its own cult, but the different kind. With Disney you pay a lot of money and just have a good time– as opposed to Scientology, as well documented by now in books and on TV.

For the “Orlando Ideal Org,” the group sent out an invite that looks just like something official from the Mouse House. waltograph-font-3-original The Disney type face– which was based on Walt Disney’s signature– is trademarked but versions of it exist all over the web for free. The one pictured to the right is called Waltograph.

Still, it’s probably not a good idea for Scientology, which has the opposite values of Disney, to make materials that suggest they have something to do with the family friendly company. Indeed, Scientology is known for separating families to the point where they’re not allowed to speak to each other. scientology disney looking adPlus, Disney World is in Orlando, and the company may not be thrilled if this causes confusion.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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