Hoop Dee Doo Revue Rewritten Due to Copyright Claim

It’s a long and sordid story, but the crux of the matter is the original Hoop Dee Doo Revue featured a song based on a famous Perry Como polka (here it here). Alas, all these years later the owners of the copyright on that song demanded Disney pay up, or stop using the song. Rather than fight, Disney has rewritten the title song of the popular show.

There’s a full video of the dress rehearsal or you can watch this version snapped on a cell phone, where the sound is a little better:

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the show in person. But while I don’t find the new song quite as snappy as the original, the audience doesn’t seem to mind and is clapping along with a lot of energy. If you’re a fan of the HDDR, what do you think of the new song?

For comparison I’ve place the opening title as it was in 2006 below the jump:

Which do you like better?

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11 Responses to Hoop Dee Doo Revue Rewritten Due to Copyright Claim

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  3. Ray says:

    While a valid claim…seems to me if you’ve let a copyright claim go unenforced for 30 years…you shouldn’t have a claim.

    • charlie says:

      no one ever asked permission to user the song as per the law and the owners of the copyright are older.live on the other coast and had no idea!!!

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  5. john v says:

    It sounds like a song written for that Conan O’Brien skit where they change the tune of a song juuuust enough to not get sued.

  6. Susan says:

    Sad to HEAR that. I rather enjoyed the old version.

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  8. Ryan McCallum says:

    The world just ended for me! Its still going to be a great show but really Disney could not pony up the cash to keep using the song the they have been using for over 35 years? The new one is just not the same. :-(

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  10. Stacey Abshire says:

    Personally, I have not seen the show (old or new), but I liked the new version better.

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