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Way back in 1994, Disney filed a trademark application for the phrase, Hakuna Matata, which finally converted to a grant in 2003. However, it is only recently that this appropriation began to attract some attention, thanks to Disney’s announcement of a live-action remake of the old classic.(WIKICOMMONS)

Disney can use ‘Hakuna Matata’

By Shamnad Basheer
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 04:50 PM IST
While Disney’s actions may pass legal muster, what of ethics? For many see this as a moral issue, triggering memories of an oppressive colonial past
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