$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

'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

'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 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 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

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

Disney Wins Dismissal of 'Zootopia' Copyright Lawsuit (For Now)

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At this point, a judge doesn't see enough similarity in work from Gary L. Goldman, the writer of "Total Recall." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Disney Facing VFX Firm's Injunction Bid on Three Blockbuster Films

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"Guardians of the Galaxy," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and "Beauty and the Beast" are now under the microscope for use of facial capture technology. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech 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

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 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 Files Trademark Lawsuit Over 'Frozen Land' Film

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Phase 4 is alleged to have changed the name of its film to "mimic" Disney''s animated hit. The Business Movies The Walt Disney Company THR Online THR, Esq. Frozen Walt Disney Animation 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.

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 Fights Unlicensed 'Star Wars,' 'Frozen' Characters at Children's Birthday Parties

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The guy who runs Characters for Hire isn't giving into the force. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

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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

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."

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

Disney Sues Over Edible Cake Frosting Featuring Marvel, Lucasfilm Characters

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It's the follow-up to a lawsuit over Darth Vader cufflinks. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Judge Certifies Class in Animators' Anti-Poaching Scheme Lawsuit

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VFX workers claim Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks and others conspired to keep wages low by promising not to poach one another's employees. Movies Movies THR Online DreamWorks Animation Pixar Walt Disney Animation

Disney Discloses $177 Million Settlement in Aftermath of ABC's "Pink Slime" Trial

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Beef Products Inc. had been demanding billions until a defamation trial abruptly ended in late June. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Disney Still Facing 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

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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

In Defense of Disney's Opposition to the Deadmau5 Trademark

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Music The Walt Disney Company THR Online THR, Esq. It all comes down to stupidity read more. Business

Disney Can't Immediately Appeal "No Poaching" Class Certification Ruling

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The 9th Circuit denies permission for a review, bringing the studio closer to a trial scheduled for next year. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Viacom Targeted by Mom Suing Disney Over Kids Apps

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The suit claims Nickelodeon's Llama Spit Spit and SpongeBob Bubble Party apps are illegally tracking children. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Tech Business THR Online Nickelodeon Viacom

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Bill Nye Says Disney Shorted Him Millions in New Fraud Lawsuit

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The 'Science Guy' says he was underpaid by at least $9 million. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Disney's Lucasfilm Sues Academy That Teaches People How to Use Lightsabers

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A lawsuit contends it's a violation of various 'Star Wars' trademarks. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Hasbro v. DC; 'Reading Rainbow' Settlement; Disney Defends 'Zootopia'

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A roundup of entertainment law news. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Writer Tries to Reanimate 'Zootopia' Lawsuit Against Disney

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Plus, Walmart ends its insurance fight over the crash that killed comedian James McNair and left actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

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Deadmau5, Disney Settle Dispute Over "Mouse Head" Logo

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The House of Mickey had opposed the EDM star's attempt to register a caricature of a mouse head. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business THR Online

Disney Seeks to Protect Right to Create 3D Movies in Digital Domain Bankruptcy

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Before Digital Domain debtors are allowed to auction important patents relating to a 3D conversion process, Disney demands assurance that it will continue to have license on 3D movies.

Disney, Warner Bros. Fighting Over 'Wizard of Oz' Trademarks (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner The underlying work is in the public domain, but Warners is reminding everyone about its 1939 film. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business Warner Bros. The Wizard of Oz

Disney Beats 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Copyright Lawsuit

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In the lawsuit, an author claimed credit for pirates transforming into living skeletons under the moonlight. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Disney Survives an Appeals Court Scare in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Case

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In a 2-1 vote, the 9th Circuit rules that an author waited too long to rescind a release of copyright claims. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

Disney Settles Donald Duck Molestation Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner Plus, the ten strangest lawsuits at Disney theme parks. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Disney and DreamWorks Animation Want Appeals Court to Stop Fight With 10,000 Animation Workers

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The studios make a big bid to pause a legal fight to get clarity on an issue that could impact the certifications of class actions. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

Sony, Disney and DreamWorks Can't Escape Lawsuit Over Anti-Poaching Pacts

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Visual effects workers allege a conspiracy to suppress wages and work opportunities. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

'Home Improvement' Team Sues Disney for Syndication Money

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The suit is second against Disney over the hit 1990s sitcom read more. THR, Esq. Television

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Disney, Jim Henson Sued Over 'Muppet Workshop' Royalties

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Eriq Gardner An entertainment producer says Disney cut him out of profits on a workshop allowing people to design their own Muppets. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television