After applying to trademark the name “Seal Team 6″ (which is the name of the squad of commandos who killed Osama Bin Laden), the Disney corporation has withdrawn that application after the UNITED STATES ARMY filed its own trademark application. Good. Because it was VERY WEIRD that Disney was doing that in the first place!

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  1. You know what? I was FOR IT. The only Disney character I recall being in the Navy was Donald Duck, so whatever they had done with that would have been AMAZING.

  2. This early production still had me excited!

  3. Well, there goes my dream of these guys finally getting their own movie.

    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/icy_blue_eyes121/Other/baby_seals.bmp

  4. Disney Executive #1: “What’s out next move?”
    Disney Executive #2: “We move quietly forward with trademarking SEAL Team One through SEAL Team Five and then SEAL Team Seven through SEAL Team Infinity.”
    Disney Executive #3: “Except Vivid Video already trademarked SEAL Team 69.”
    Disney Executive #1: “I wait patiently for the day when we are not ROUTINELY outfoxed by our nations’ Government OR Porn Industry.”

  5. Damn was hoping for Jack Sparrow to fight a navy seal

  6. Disney would have been way off anyway. The 6th team of the Navy SEALs was reestablished as the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (aka DEVGRU) in the late 80′s, one differentiation being that they report to both Naval high command as well as JSOC. In other words, get Pixar on the line.

  7. In the Disney adaptation, his name is Omi-Moose Vil Lain.

  8. I hear Disney is now trying to trademark the word “Tornado” because that is also topical and in bad taste.

  9. Can’t wait to see what the Navy’s animation team comes up with.

  10. Whoa, the Navy’s official word on this is actually pretty awesome:

    “The Navy confirms the existence of SEAL Teams 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10. The Navy has never acknowledged the existence of Team 9 while SEAL Team 6, the service’s most elite hunter-killer team, is officially called the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DevGru. . . .’We certainly would not request a trademark on a SEAL team that doesn’t exist, like SEAL Team 6,’ said a Navy official.”

    (Via http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304066504576345752703592770.html)

    • There go all my illusions of thinking the military had better naming conventions than Hasbro:

      I don’t know why I had that notion to begin with.

    • Awesomely crazy. Are we to believe that the Navy just skipped over 9 in their naming of SEAL Teams? I know government is a bureaucracy and such, but I’m pretty sure they can still do the numbers in order. So doesn’t this confirm that SEAL Team 9, whoever they are, are basically robot warriors from Mars who we’ve forced to do our bidding through a complex system of brainwashing involving photos of Jayne Mansfield and tapioca pudding?

      If you’re going to have a secret SEAL Team, call them SEAL Team X (of course) and don’t skip a number in an otherwise sensible sequence. Is the government being coy? Cause, ew.

  11. So now we’ll never get to see what the McDonald’s Happy Meal tie-in to the Osama Bin Laden execution cartoon will be! And no Saturday morning Disney Jr. spin-off!

    This time the terrorists really HAVE won.

  12. No disrespect, but you said United States Army and it should be the Navy, since the Navy are also the branch in the article and the creators of SEAL Team 6.

    Also I think JJ Abrams was Exec on that one.

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