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Dawn Ellmore on Disney’s legal action against ‘rip-off’ costume company

Disney is taking legal action against a company that offers dressed up characters for kids’ events. The rise of costumed actors surprising kids with their versions of well-known characters is not going down well with Disney. New York-based Characters for… Continue Reading →

‘Zootopia’ Copyright US Lawsuit Against Disney Dismissed

A US judge recently dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Disney for its animated award winning film “Zootopia”.  “Zootopia” was released in March 2016 and is the fifth-highest-grossing animated film of all time. The copyright infringement lawsuit was brought… Continue Reading →

Will Robots be the Future Disney Character Greeters at Disney World Theme Parks?

Disney recently filed a patent application for soft body robots (US patent 20170095925 entitled “soft body robot for physical interaction with humans”) that could be used instead of humans to greet people in Disney’s theme parks.  The robots would wear… Continue Reading →

Disney’s Oscar Winning Film Zootopia Faces US Copyright Lawsuit

American film producer, director and animator Gary Goldman has filed a copyright lawsuit against Disney concerning their 3D film Zootopia which grossed more than $1 billion worldwide and won Best Animated Feature Film at the 2017 Oscars. Gary who has over… Continue Reading →

Disney Patents Software for Customized Theme Park Attraction Experiences – Scary or Tame Ride? – Your Data Will Decide!

Disney recently received a patent for software described as “Sensing and Managing Vehicle Behaviour Based on Occupant Awareness.”  The patent alludes to a system with the ability to combine facial recognition with established preferences (stored on a device containing guests’ data… Continue Reading →

Disney Sued for Trade Mark Infringement by UK Boutique

UK luxury boutique store Alice Looking filed a trade mark infringement complaint against Disney in the US courts over its registered ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ US trade marks covering: jewellery, stationery, clothing, toys/games and confectionery classes. The Disney film… Continue Reading →

Disney Awarded Damages by Chinese Court Following Copyright Win for Film “Cars”

Disney and Pixar Animation were recently awarded damages by a Shanghai court after ruling that a Chinese-made film called “The Autobots” infringed copyright of Disney’s film “Cars”.  The infringing film, released in July 2015, had grossed the equivalent of $863,000. Chinese producer Bluemtv and… Continue Reading →

Disney Patents Footwear Tracking System to Enhance User Experiences at Magic Kingdom

Disney filed a patent in April 2015 which describes a method whereby a mix of sensors and cameras take a picture of people’s footwear and then combine that with personal data of customers such as their name, home town and… Continue Reading →

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