$100M Disney Settlement Signals End of Animators' Anti-Poaching Fight

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Disney, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Two Pic MC have finally reached a deal with animators and VFX workers. Movies Movies THR Online Blue Sky Studios DreamWorks Animation Pixar The Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Animation Labor

Toronto Actress Targets Harvey Weinstein, Disney in Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Disney responds, "There is absolutely no legal basis for this claim against The Walt Disney Company and we will defend against it vigorously." Business Movies Business THR Online The Walt Disney Company autoplay

Disney Fights Over the Meaning of "KMPW8WJ7YW6"

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A judge hears more arguments from Disney in the lawsuit against Redbox concerning movie download codes. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Disney Misused 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen' Copyrights, Says Judge

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An injunction bid against Redbox fails as the judge determines Disney is leveraging its copyright monopoly beyond the scope of its rights. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Experts Weigh Disney-Fox Antitrust Concerns

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That the Department of Justice is formally contesting AT&T's proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner could signal an uphill battle for Disney and Fox.

Redbox Demands Disney Lose Right to Enforce Movie Copyrights

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The kiosk giant responds to Disney's lawsuit with its own — raising claims on the competition and advertising front. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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Redbox Says Disney Engaging in Copyright Misuse to Protect Coming Streaming Service

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Disney is seeking an injunction to prevent Redbox from disassembling "combo packs" and selling movie download codes separately. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Disney Looks to Stop Redbox From Selling 'Black Panther' Download Codes

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A new bid for a preliminary injunction comes after Disney revises online licensing terms upon a judge's conclusion it is committing copyright misuse.

Disney Sues Redbox Over Sale of Movie Download Codes

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The DVD kiosk rental company allegedly disassembles a product package and then sells codes separately in what Disney asserts is a violation of copyright law.

Disney Beats Sexual Harassment Retaliation Lawsuit

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The Business Movies The Walt Disney Company THR Online THR, Esq. An ex-archivist asserted that the entertainment company has a "history of cover-ups," but a judge rules that he can''t prove one here. read more. Business

Disney Accused of Illegally Tracking Children Via Apps in New Lawsuit

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The suit claims Disney is violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech THR Online

Disney Lawsuit Ices 'Frozen Land' Movie

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Disney Knocks Out 'Frozen Land' Film By Settling Lawsuit

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The Business Phase 4 Films Movies The Walt Disney Company THR Online THR, Esq. Frozen Walt Disney Animation Business The company scores a successful outcome in a trademark dispute. read more.

Disney Buys 21st Century Fox Entertainment Assets For $52.4 Billion

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Disney is acquiring 21st Century Fox's movie studio and other entertainment assets, such as FX and National Geographic. The deal is worth over $52 billion in stock, and will allow Disney to compete more effectively with emerging media content creators

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Disney Accused of Pillaging 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Concepts in New Copyright Suit

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The writers claim they created the first "funny" pirate and Disney copied the character for Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Disney Hit With Lawsuit Claiming 'Zootopia' Ripped Off 'Total Recall' Writer

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According to complaint, Gary Goldman pitched his own 'Zootopia' project twice to Disney. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

'Zootopia' Lawsuit: Plot Similarities Detailed by Writer Suing Disney

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Esplanade Pictures sued Disney in March, claiming its film copied the work of writer Gary L. Goldman who had pitched his franchise idea to the animation powerhouse in 2000 and 2009. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

'Brave' Trademarks Pose Problems for Disney-Pixar

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A trademark examiner who didn't know about the Disney-Pixar merger and the Atlanta baseball team are two of the problems that Disney faced in the run-up to the Friday release of its new animated film. The Business Movies Business Disney Channel Pixar Brave

'Home Improvement' Profits Lawsuit Against Disney Revived by Appeals Court

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The 1990s TV show starring Tim Allen made more than a billion dollars, and now producers will get a chance to fight over Disney's conduct related to participation statements.

Disney Defends Lawsuit Over Immigrants Replacing American Workers

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A former Disney World worker aims to lead a class action claiming racketeering. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Culture Tech Business THR Online

Disney Loses Court Battle Over 3D Movie Patents

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A Delaware judge says the studio giant can''t stop RealD from acquiring patents, potentially hampering Disney''s ability to turn 2D movies 3D without fear of being sued. The Business Movies The Walt Disney Company THR, Esq.

Disney Sued by Muslim Ex-Employee for Alleged Discrimination

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The Business Disney Media Distribution The Walt Disney Company THR, Esq. Plaintiff says that she was dismissed in 2010 after she began wearing the hijab headscarf. read more. Business

Disney Loses Appeal of Massive $319 Million 'Millionaire' Verdict

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The Walt Disney Company THR, Esq. That means the damage award, which shocked Hollywood when it was announced by a federal jury in 2010, will stand. read more. Television Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Disney Sued for Billions Over 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Films

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The Business Movies The Walt Disney Company THR, Esq. Author Royce Mathew takes credit for pirates transforming into living skeletons under the moonlight -- and says the studio fooled him during a lawsuit last decade. read more. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Business

Fired Disney Exec Sues Studio

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Daniel Miller Glen Lajeski, a former executive vice president at Walt Disney Studios, alleges his contract was breached when his contract was terminated in June. Movies Movies Walt Disney Pictures

Disney Headed to Trial Over ‘Turner & Hooch’ Profits

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A Los Angeles judge trims claims, but allows the producer's widow to move forward on fraud. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

In Defense of Disney's Opposition to the Deadmau5 Trademark

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Disney Pushes for Injunction Against Redbox Over Movie Download Codes

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The entertainment giant says Redbox is harming relationships with customers' perceptions of a legitimate digital market. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Disney Beats Lawsuit Over Replacement of U.S. Workers With Immigrants

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Facing a class action over IT workers on H-1B visas at its theme park, Disney said it complied with the law. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Disney's 'Frozen' Trailer Targeted in Copyright Lawsuit

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The creator of an animated short says Disney teased its blockbuster by misappropriating her own work. read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq. Frozen Business

Disney Can't Keep Its Deals With Harvey Weinstein Confidential

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The decision comes in a lawsuit brought by an anonymous Toronto actress, who says she was twice victimized by Harvey Weinstein. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Sony, Disney and DreamWorks Slam Anti-Poaching Lawsuit As Futile

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The Business Movies The Walt Disney Company THR Online THR, Esq. Studios demand a judge dismiss claims of a conspiracy over visual effects hiring practices read more. Blue Sky Studios Sony Pictures Entertainment DreamWorks Animation Labor Tech Business

Disney Sued Over 'Toy Story 3' Evil Stuffed Bear Character

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Movies The Walt Disney Company THR Online THR, Esq. A New Jersey toy company says that the company didn''t have the right to misappropriate its "Lots of Hugs" trademark. read more. Business

Harlem Nun Sues Disney, Sony Claiming They Stole 'Sister Act'

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Movies Movies The Walt Disney Company Whoopi GoldbergEriq Gardner Delois Blakely, "Harlem's Queen Mother," claims her autobiography was the inspiration for the film and stage musical. read more. THR, Esq.

Stan Lee To Be Deposed in Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Against Disney

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The Business Stan Lee The Walt Disney Company THR, Esq. The comic book legend, reportedly experiencing health issues at 90 years of age, will address his working relationship with Marvel over the years. read more. Marvel Entertainment Heat Vision Business

Disney Seeks Dismissal of 'Zootopia' Copyright Lawsuit

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The studio tells a judge that its hit animated film is nothing like the one pitched by the writer of "Total Recall." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Disney Accused of Stealing 'Inside Out' Concept in New Lawsuit

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A childhood development expert says the studio based the mega-hit 'Inside Out' on her idea, but didn't give her credit or compensation. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Disney Sued by 'Doc McStuffins' Actress Over Merchandise Revenue

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The suit claims the young actress is owed money and signs single-day contracts so the show can replace her at will. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Disney Loses Second Attempt to Beat 'Frozen' Lawsuit

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The judge rejects Disney''s efforts to show that John Lasseter and the other creators of the ''Frozen'' trailer lacked access to Wilson''s work. The lawsuit could go to trial in October. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Richard Dreyfuss Sues Disney Over 'What About Bob?'

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The lawsuit also involves "Turner and Hooch" and alleges that Disney is making it "exceedingly difficult for profit participants to retain the best possible representation and be paid the monies they are due."