The act or result of Disney (or another comparable company) actively exercising executive influence over the content of one of its acquired properties, usually to make things more kid-friendly or to plug other Disney (or another comparable company’s) properties behind your back. Can also be used in the past or future tense (mouse-dropped, will mouse-drop). Can be spelled “maus-dropping” to emphasize an overt mouse-dropping situation.
– “Now that Disney owns Marvel, I figure we have about 9 safe months before they start mouse-dropping Spiderman.”
– “I was looking for easter eggs in the special edition of Muppets Take Manhattan, but instead I got mouse-droppings.”
– “Sesame Street used to be awesome before it got mouse-dropped. Now the Cookie Monster is a vegan and Oscar the Grouch lives at the Y on weekdays.”
– “Nazi Germany might be the biggest example of maus-dropping ever.”