2019s Toy Story 4 Toy Story has introduced some new characters to the world, including the loving trash boy Forky and the Canadian Evel Newell Knock-off Duke Cobo. Now, the next toy is at the center of a legal challenge, with Nivell’s son a Trademark infringement claim Against Disney and Pixar.
As reported Expiration, Claiming that the character uses Ewell Newell’s “comparison, fame and image” in the film and Duke Kaboom in action figures sales by portraying Duke Kaboom. Newell’s comparison was used “through marketing, promotion, advertising and sales”.
The lawsuit was filed by Kelly Newell (real name Robert Newell), son of Ewell, and his company K and K Promotions. He said the company had “suffered monetary losses to its business, reputation, and goodness” after the film’s release.
The report from Deadline contained a quote from a Pixar spokesman: “The arguments are ineligible and we expect to have a serious argument against them in court.”
Kaboom, voiced by Keanu Reeves in the film, is portrayed as “Canada’s greatest stuntman”. This character has a major role in the storyline of the film.
Putting the Pixar case on is nothing new – they are Was taken to court several times On allegations that the concept for Inside Out was stolen.
Toy Story 4 was a huge success, grossing $ 1.07 billion at the global box office – the highest gross inflation of the franchise.