Double Fine's Ron Gilbert wants the Monkey Island franchise back from Disney. The creator of the popular point-and-click adventure game franchise lost the rights to Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion after he left LucasArts. Then the company decided to sell the franchise off to Disney. Gilbert thinks that Disney doesn't know what to do with the franchise and is just letting it languish. He describes the situation as very sad.
"Yeah, I wish I owned Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, you know?," said Gilbert.
Still he also thinks there is very little hope of getting these franchises back.
"[It] just seems to be a company that hoards IP," says Gilbert, "and that kind of worries me."
Maybe his very public lament will get the attention of someone from Disney who would be willing to sell it back to Gilbert or Double Fine for a reasonable price. It can't hurt to have dreams...