Well… Looks like we are going to have to change the base model a bit.
Hello, my name is Bobby Beck from Animation Mentor. It was pointed out to me that you have very similar rigs to that of ours at Animation Mentor. I even read your nice words about being inspired by the work that our students do. I can tell you are supporting what you see and we are flattered, however our characters are protected under copyright for a reason, which I will do my best to explain. We have worked very hard at Animation Mentor to create a brand that is unique to us. Our little characters, simple as they may be required a lot of time and effort to create them. When you think of Bugs Bunny you think of Warner Brothers, Mickey Mouse/ Disny, luxo/ Pixar, Scrat/ Blue Sky, etc. When people see our characters we want them to think of Animation Mentor.
For this reason I would like to politely ask that you remove your characters as it creates confusion when people see “our rigs” or similar rigs. We want to be clear about who Animation Mentor is. I hope you find this email to make sense as I wanted to send this email to you directly so that you understand how important it is to us at AM to protect the Animation Mentor brand, look and feel. I look forward to hearing from you.
I am little confused because AM directly takes the Sonic and Knuckles ball and tail idea… Sonic came out several yrs before AM did. Anyhow… I will see what I can do and revise the model to not offend anyone. I highly doubt people will confuse our models with AM… but anyhow…