I guess the thing I might be confused by is how this is different than Malcolm in the Middle or the Simpsons. Aren't those commercial enterprises?
It is also the reason there were some moves made to make the IP creative commons. If you wanted to decommodify it then give it away to everyone and let it proliferate in the hearts and minds of the many.
It's hard to be in the zone of the zeitgeist and control the narrative. . . perhaps in this way, DaVinci was an apt theme. For the Renaissance was an era of global enlightenment and those who tried to control the narrative by burning down the art for the sake of austerity eventually found themselves on the wrong side of history.
For those concerned with the cultural appropriation, you see from those so angry about this commodification. You are not wrong. But have some compassion for in the land of new and patchwork, it is here we have divorced ourselves from the sacred rituals and we grasp blindly for meaning. It's not just the traditions of cultures that came before and fed us at their tables but it also is those who entertain us and feed us their cinematic stories. For we are lost and disconnected under the banner of freedom and individualism that we have lost sight of that which binds us to that pursuit of happiness. Liberty felt like a lie a long time ago under the shadow of the oppressive southern sun.
So we make this pilgrimage, not as acolytes in training but as pledges who have never found a oath worth saying.
Forgive us for principles and include those not obeying.