Don't be alarmed by Disney's loyal fandom, because Mickey Mouse isn't being relegated to Disney's mascot, and you shouldn't believe everything you see on TikTok.
On February 9, TikTok's Mouse Trap news jokingly announced that Disney's famous mascot would be replaced by Figment the Dragon (the obscure dragon's name apparently wasn't enough to enthuse). As the narrator announces that Mickey Mouse will be out of the job and Figment will be his replacement, the narrator joyfully waving and blowing a kiss.
The fact that the Mickey Mouse trademark will expire in 2024 is bogus. You have to appreciate Walt Disney's loyalty to the prank. At the end of the video, the narrator says to click the link for the whole story, but the only link is for a Walt Disney World Resort at Lake Buena Vista, another indication that this shouldn't be taken seriously.
The TikTok account is admittedly fraudulent. The main page states "There should be no reason to be concerned...but the internet will undoubtedly internet." The video has over 2 million views and the responses vary from complete shock to complete outrage. Some cooler heads are aware that Disney has the ability to restore the trademark if it were to expire.
If Disney were to make such a huge change, it would be a major error. He's starred in films, TV shows, and video games, and has almost everything one can think of. Making a much lesser-known character the mascot of one of the world's largest corporations would be a huge mistake.
Figment is a purple dragon who is the mascot of the imagination! Pavilion at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Seth Rogen's Point Grey productions banner is developing a feature film directed by Detective Pikachu writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit.
Figment's name will most likely be promoted in the film. Despite the fact, there is no reason to expect this character to supplant Mickey Mouse.