[Cryptomnesia] Animal Crossing: Let's go to the copy





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Published on Nov 18, 2008

Where did Animal Crossing's theme song come from?

Cryptomnesia is a recall bias in which memory is mistaken for imagination, often resulting in plagiarism allegations.

The music in Animal Crossing: City Folk for Wii sounds eerily familiar, and not just because it's identical to Animal Crossing: Wild World for Nintendo DS. So let's go to the city and see if we can match the motifs used in the game's theme song to older songs. Is it coincidence or a copyright lawsuit waiting to happen?

This video contains fair use snippets of the following recordings:

A. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (PSP POV People TV ad)
B. Nintendo - Kirby's Avalanche Title Theme
C. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
D. Beatles - Here There and Everywhere
E. Michele Wagner - Simple Devoted and True
F. Nintendo - Forest Life (ACPG Title Theme)
G. Nintendo - ACWW Title Theme
H. Nintendo - Mr. Resetti Rants (ACWW)

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

    • Take Me Out
  • Artist

  • Album

    • Franz Ferdinand
  • Writers

    • Paul Thomson, Alex Kapranos, Robert Hardy, Nicholas McCarthy
  • Licensed by

    • SME, [Merlin] Domino Recording Co (on behalf of Domino Recording Co); CMRRA, ASCAP, UMPI, UBEM, UMPG Publishing, and 10 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

    • Touch! Generations SOUND TRACK
  • Artist

    • Touch! Generations SOUND TRACK
  • Licensed by

    • Nintendo, and 3 Music Rights Societies


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