Disney loses bid to sue Muppet Babies' copyright lawsuit

Disney loses bid to sue Muppet Babies’ copyright lawsuit

Kermit the frog

Kermit the frog
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The original 80’s doll children Cartoon is a licensing nightmare these days thanks to its regular use of clips from blockbuster movies (and it’s not like we’ve seen a world where Huge company owns dolls Star Wars and Indiana Jones), but the allure of seeing the Muppets as children was simply too good for Disney to resist. So, in 2018, it was released brand new doll children CG . Animation Series With the same basic premise – puppets in children – but without the “what if you only watch puppets” star Wars in every episode? With a more pronounced tone to target children.

by origin doll children But writer Jeffrey Scott, he was still too close to his show that Disney could get rid of it without you paying him. Scott sued Disney in 2020arguing that his original deal for the premiere gave him the rights to produce the Bible, implying certain elements of the doll children created for viewing (and not imported from files Muppets canon) belongs to him. When Disney introduced the new show, using elements from the old show (like the nanny character, some running jokes, and the overall plotline of the stories), it did so without giving Scott credit.

Since then, the lawsuit has been temporarily dropped on the grounds that Scott lost control of doll children Producing the Bible in bankruptcy court, so he had no right to sue something he no longer owned, but it was all set up. Currently, The Hollywood Reporter Says A federal judge blocked Disney’s attempts to dismiss the lawsuit, finding credible claims about copyright in Scott’s argument that Disney uses his nanny character and that an episode of both the reboot and the original series features Muppet Babies learning about Impressionist art by looking at “realistic” replicas for famous works (and both have an animal yelling “Renoir!”).

Basically, the new doll children—which does not seem to have much in common with the old doll children– In legal hot water for being very similar to the old doll childrenThe case is now free to move forward.

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