Today on Twitter, the creator and designer of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, Ron Gilbert sent current IP holder Disney a plea concerning the franchises:
Dear @Disney, now that you’re not making games, please sell me my Monkey Island and Mansion Mansion IP. I’ll pay real actual money for them.
— Ron Gilbert (@grumpygamer) May 23, 2016
Of course Gilbert meant to say Maniac Mansion in his tweet but we still get the point of the message (he even referenced and mocked the typo in another tweet). It remains to be seen what Disney’s response will be, if any at all.