January 24, 2012 | 8:40am
Let me bring you up to speed: Disney recently began selling t-shirts on their online store that feature a design that is a creative nod to the cover art of Joy Division's 1979 debut Unknown Pleasures (see above).
Certain people (i.e. music snobs and people who are still upset with Ian Curtis for committing suicide in 1980) are appalled by Disney's apparent "rip-off" of the album's artwork, but what a lot of them don't realize is that the graphic designer who created (and most likely fought for) that t-shirt design was probably the biggest Joy Division fan ever.
Untwist those panties, Joy Division purists! Wouldn't you rather see a Disney t-shirt inspired by Joy Division than one that depicts Minnie Mouse dressed up as Lady Gaga? I know I would.
After the jump, learn five more album covers I hope Disney soon "rips off."
5. The Dwarves' Blood Guts & Pussy
Just imagine this cover re-imagined with Jasmine from Aladdin, Snow White and Dopey naked and doused in pig's blood! That's a Disnerd's wet dream if ever there was one. Of course, just to make sure that the homage is kid-friendly, they'll have to change the name of the album to something less offensive, like Magic Pixie Dust & Pussy.
4. Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals
I've never thought about what Goofy's private parts might look like (until now, at least... ugh), but I'd like to think they are just a formless, hairless lump of nothingness, a la Ken and Barbie's junk. Goofy's already got the awkward lankiness thing going on, so just throw on a red wig and a pair of fake tits and we're good to go!
3. Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell
Picture this: A ripped and naked Donald Duck (he's already halfway there considering his outfit only consists of a sailor's shirt) riding his hell fire-powered horse chopper through the air over a cemetery while Pluto stands perched atop a steeple dressed in a bat suit. The only thing I can think of that would be more awesome than that is... actually, I can't think of anything that would be more awesome than that.
2. John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins
Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow would stand in for John and Yoko in the parody of what is already a highly disturbing piece of album cover art. Horace's giant horse dong would easily put John's tiny human wiener to shame, and Clarabelle's farm bush (I was going to say "jungle bush" but everyone knows cows don't live in the jungle) would look like one of Disneyland's nicely trimmed animal-shaped bushes when compared to the mess going on down in Yoko's south-of-the-border region. CLARABELLE COW KILLED THE BEATLES!
1. Buzz Martin's Where There Walks a Logger There Walks a Man