JD Lasica has documented his experiences asking movie studios for permission to include small clips of movies in a home video he's making with his 5-year-old son.
Paramount declined to answer my written request to use, for a home movie project, 10 seconds from the 1994 film “Forrest Gump”: the scene in which Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump says, “Life is like a box of chocolates ... you never know what you’re gonna get.”
Hello? The guy had fair use rights + he was ready to pay + Forrest gump is made of pieces and clips from movies and news material... Cmon still no permission. Disney is going even further:
we have had to establish a general policy of non-cooperation with requests of this nature!