Disney animator Millicent Patrick never received the deserved credit for her role in designing the iconic Gill-man costume for Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Typical. And that sucks.
Disney owes her A LOT!
But despite the great art produced by people like Millicent, they have always been a self-centered, ultra-litigious bunch of pricks. I remember once when I was doing sound and VTR operator on a shoot at an amusement park in Westchester, Rye, I think. The director and DP went off to do something or other, leaving me alone standing guard on the camera and tripod for a little while. Some young dork saunters over out of the blue and warns me not to shoot any Disney characters or face their legal wrath. I don’t think I saw any Disney characters. You know… just rude.