Re: Couldn't agree more !!!
My increasingly unreliable memory just kicked in with something. I did some checking to fill in a few details.
Cyril M. Kornbluth wrote a biting satire of Mickey Mouse entitled The Advent on Channel Twelve based around the mindless adoration of "Poopy Panda" by the "Poopy Panda Pals" and the bitter feelings felt by the guy who created Poopy.
All resemblances to Mickey Mouse and the Mickey Mouse Club are purely intentional. However, Walt Disney had absolutely no regrets about having created Mickey and laughed all the way to the bank. The bitter feelings of Poopy's creator were less to do with shame at what he had wrought and more to do with the fact that control (and profits) had been taken from him.
Sadly, this Kornbluth short story is not available from Project Gutenberg.
BTW, did I tell you my memory is increasingly unreliable these days?