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 30 years of experience of writing, directing and producing movies believes Disney took ideas that he had previously pitched to Disney for the film.  He states that the name of the film, plot, characters, setting and artwork are all similar to his original ideas discussed with Disney on two occasions.  The lawsuit he has filed covers the following: copyright infringement, breach of implied-in-fact contact, breach of confidence and unfair competition.