Evel Knievel’s son sues Disney and Pixar for Toy Story 4’s Duke Caboom

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Toy Story 4 of 2019 introduced a few new characters to the world of Toy Story, including the lovable trash boy Forky and Canadian knockoff Evel Knievel Duke Caboom. Now that latest toy is at the center of a legal challenge, with Knievel’s son filing a trademark infringement lawsuit against Disney and Pixar.As reported by Deadline, the costume claims that the character uses “the likeness, reputation and image” of Evel Knievel through the portrayal of Duke Caboom, both in the film and in sales of Duke action figures. Caboom. The Knievel likeness has been used “across marketing, promotion, advertising and sales,” the costume says.

The complaint is brought by Kelly Knievel, son of Evel (real name Robert Knievel), and his company K and K Promotions. He says the company “has suffered and will continue to suffer pecuniary damage to its business, reputation and customers” after the film’s release.

Deadline’s report contains a quote from a Pixar spokesperson: “The claims are without merit and we intend to vigorously defend against them in court. ”

Caboom, who is voiced by Keanu Reeves in the film, is billed as “Canada’s Greatest Stuntman”. The character has a major role in the plot of the film.

Pixar is no stranger to lawsuits – they have been taken to court on several occasions on charges that the concept of Inside Out was stolen.

Toy Story 4 was a huge hit, grossing $ 1.07 billion at the global box office – the franchise’s highest grossing, unadjusted for inflation.

Lecture en cours: Toy Story 4 – Spot télé Caboom



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