In what Choirock is calling a “complete victory,” the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court in China has dismissed a patent infringement case against Mecard. Bakugan maker Spin Master filed a lawsuit in 2016, alleging the Mecard toyline violated technology it developed. Spin Master appealed the decision, but the Chinese court upheld the verdict last month and […]
Spin Master and Alpha Group have come to a settlement over a Bakugan/Screechers Wild patent dispute.
Some may call it digital karma, but the normally lawsuit-happy entertainment giants Disney and Marvel are currently saddled with a lawsuit alleging that they have infringed the intellectual property of the Oscar-winning motion picture tech company MOVA Contour Reality Capture, in relation to the allegedly stolen technology used to make two of their most recent […]
According to a recent report by Cartoonbrew, Disney and Pixar are currently facing a lawsuit from experienced child development specialist Denise Daniels, with the lawsuit alleging that the massively successful CG film Inside Out was based at least in part on her project titled “The Moodsters.” The Moodsters project features five main characters that represent […]
Last time in this drama, Sony settled out of court with the Plaintiffs, while aspects of the emails that Pixar’s departments to its lawyers could not be used. Then, as Comcast bought out Dreamworks Animation – they also settled out of court, and it was mentioned that the case could move forward if only Disney […]
From Cartoon Brew: On September 29, 2015, Disney stockholder Eugene F. Towers filed a lawsuit against key Disney executives, including Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman, Walt Disney Animation Studios president Ed Catmull, and Disney COO Thomas Staggs, as well as individual members of the company’s board of directors (pictured above), including chairman and CEO […]
Note: There will be two articles coming that will showcase a bit more about what is going on in the VFX world – and give you the whole view on why their are so many problems ahead for VFX and Motion Capture as a whole. The recent expose concerning the techopolis scandal in animation has […]
According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, Hologram USA has just filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox over a violation of their patents in exhibiting a 3D representation of The Simpsons’ Homer during their panel at the last Comic-Con. You can check out footage of the panel below:
According to a recent Variety report, Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital, and Seth MacFarlane are currently being sued for allegedly infringing the copyrights of Bengal Mangle Productions’ web series Charlie the Abusive Teddy and Acting School Academy, citing that MacFarlane’s CG animated bear Ted bear similarities to Charlie, with regard to appearance and behavior.
Over the past few years, the number of animated features that take advantage of consumers’ familiarity with popular titles from Disney and Dreamworks has risen, and it seems like the House of Mouse has finally had enough. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Phase 4 Films, which […]
For a little while, Johnny Test has had a second life as the Cartoon Network’s other go to show (the main one being Ben 10, Now in the Ommiverse series). But David Straiton, a successful Live action TV writer, soon to direct in the new ABC S.H.I.E.L.D. (the second episode), is now suing both Scott […]
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the case of writer-director Tony Leech and producer Brian Inerfield against the Weinstein company over the studio’s handling (or alleged mishandling) of the CG-animated movie Escape from Planet Earth seems to be moving slightly towards settlement, with the writer-director and producer being invited to see the latest version of the […]