"Disney stole my work," says artist

A close up of one of the enchanted Tiki drummers
(Image credit: R. Zavala via Flickr)

We all know and love Disney, right? With its famous movies, shows and theme parks, it's gathered a committed and beloved fan base. However, the company has recently found itself in hot water after being accused of stealing a sculpture design from an independent artist. 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Disney World theme park in Florida, a number of purchasable sculptures have been made to celebrate the park's beginnings. One of which is a sculpture of the Enchanted Tiki Room's drummer. The Tiki drummer is an animatronic figure that features in the Enchanted Tiki Room, which has been a staple of the park since it first opened. But, Disney has been accused of copying the 3D Tiki design created by artist Andrew Martin. 


♬ original sound - Andrew Martin - Sculptor

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.