Debunked Rumor: The Walt Disney Company did NOT file suit to have Pluto reinstated as a planet.
Some of us grew up believing that there were nine planets in our solar system. In 2006 the International Astronomical Union made a ruling that disqualified Pluto.
Of course, Pluto is the name of Mickey Mouses’s faithful canine companion. Some people thought that removing Pluto’s planetary title diminished the value of the Disney character.
Further fueling the rumor was the fact that Pluto was reclassified as a “dwarf planet.” This led to speculation that there was some sort of settlement that somehow promoted the seven dwarves of Snow White fame.
Now, we aren’t privy to any closed door meetings that may have been held, but all of the research we have conducted indicates that this whole situation was simply one coincidence after another.