Mickey Mouse enters the public domain on Jan. 1 2024.
This means Disney will soon lose copyright to the original Mickey Mouse - 95 years after his debut.
This is going to change the game.
Public domain means the original artist, creator or company no longer maintains sole control over their work.
That means you, me, and the rest of the world can use, adapt, build and make money off of these works without asking for permission or paying licensing fees.
Earlier this year, a handful of works (books, music, paintings, poems, films and photographs) first published in 1926 entered the public domain - including our dear friend Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne.
We’re not building new IP. We’re doing it with the most proven, classic characters in history.
FAEBL (Free All Eternally Beloved Lore) is reimagining iconic public domain characters as FAEBLFIGHTERS ~ pulled from nostalgic books, cartoons & movies. By leveraging Public Domain through media and merchandising we are empowering fans to own their favorite childhood heroes and characters.
We're going to start with the FAEBL animated show, think Rick & Morty x Bojack Horseman x The Avengers but with iconic Public Domain characters - set to release on Jan. 1 2024.
Our first mission: Free The Mouse
You will join The Resistance and navigate alongside the mysterious Robed Figure as he unexpectedly discovers the 7 FAEBLFIGHTERS (Winnie The Pooh, Tinker Bell, Cheshire Cat, Robin Hood, Pinocchio, Little Red Riding Hood, King Kong) and joins forces to help free the mouse from the Evil Walt Deezney.
The purpose of FAEBL is to educate people about the public domain. Through our original story and art, we’ll inspire people to create and build with tried and true IP. In 2024 we hope to celebrate the imminent freedom of our favorite mouse.
We seek to break out the imprisoned mouse from Deezney and facilitate his return to his rightful place among the hearts and minds of the public imagination - so all who wish upon a star can create a brighter future together.
We've long prepared for anything that comes our way, but we're going to need all the help we can get.
So what are you waiting for?
Let’s take down Deezney.
Ready to join The Resistance and help Free The Mouse?
Through an interactive storytelling experience, you will join The Resistance by owning one of seven FAEBLFIGHTERS and help fight the battle against the evil Walt Deezney.
Our first mission: Free The Mouse
We seek to break out the imprisoned mouse from the Deezney and facilitate his return to his rightful place among the hearts and minds of the public imagination - so all who wish upon a star can create a brighter future together.
We Free The Mouse! ...and continue to fight for the freedom of future public domain characters.
* Assuming Disney doesn't change copyright law again...
What are FAEBLFIGHTERS?
FAEBLFIGHTERS are members of the Resistance; reimagined versions of 7 beloved public domain characters. They represent the reclamation of timeless tales from the hands of tyrannical corporations.
How many are in the collection?
Where can I buy a FAEBLFIGHTER?
FAEBLFIGHTERS can be bought on secondary marketplaces such as Opensea.
How do I know which FAEBLFIGHTER to buy?
It's all preference! Although there are 7 different characters, each FAEBLFIGHTER is its own unique 1/1 collectable that grants you the same level of ownership.
What IP rights do I have?
FAEBL is a cc0 and public domain project - waiving all copyright and related to neighboring rights to FAEBLFIGHTERS. Owning a FAEBLFIGHTER gives you complete ownership over your collectable. This grants you a worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, and display the purchased art, along with any extensions that you choose to create or use.
Is this legal?
We believe so on the basis of research and expert legal advice.
What happens if we get delisted?
We have our own marketplace built out and ready to launch in the event we get delisted from existing marketplaces like OpenSea.