Disney Accused Of Stealing Chiptune Music

Disney Accused Of Stealing Chiptune Music

Earlier this week, chiptune band Anamanaguchi got a little upset when they saw a clip from a Disney app called PIXEL’D. The song used for the video sounds a lot like Anamanaguchi’s Jetpack Blues Sunset Hues.

I’m no copyright lawyer, and this is a messy area at the best of times, but I’d say they’ve at least got the right to be curious, especially given the fact PIXEL’D uses a retro aesthetic that the band has not only used in its own videos, but is featured in games Anamanaguchi’s music has been in, like Scott Pilgrim.

As the band said on Twitter, the whole mess can be solved quickly and with minimal fuss. A single Lizzy Mcguire episode, a walk-on role, some pre-teen-friendly chiptune rock, and everybody’s sweet.


  • I feel like I shouldn’t be surprised by this. Disney has a long history of abusing copyright whenever it benefits them.

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  • I disagree, completely different. Anamanaguchi ‘s song is actually awesome to listen to. 😛
    Pixel’d sounds like it tried to hard to be as 8 bit as possible and thus ruined it all.

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