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.