By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A judge isn’t buying the argument that consumers won’t be confused by the source of hugs. A Texas judge is showing no love to Disney in a dispute arising from “Lotso,” an evil stuffed bear character in the 2010 film Toy Story 3. On Wednesday, Disney failed in an attempt […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter CEO John Chen’s proposal sparks ridicule, including one person who compares it to forcing Disney to release “Frozen” on Laser Disc. Somewhere within Comcast headquarters, there’s surely an executive smirking at Blackberry CEO John Chen‘s proposal that the FCC take a broad approach to net neutrality by having it […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter On Wednesday, the entertainment giant beat a lawsuit claiming it was “stalling the next evolution of human transportation on this planet.” The Walt Disney Co. will no longer have to face a lawsuit over a man’s ambitious plan to launch a flying car after a Delaware court held that […]

By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter The Walt Disney Co. has struck a major blow in its long-running battle with the creators of the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement. At a hearing on Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court judge William Highberger fully granted the ABC parent company’s motion for summary adjudication against the claims filed by Matt […]

By: Toronto Sun Studio executives behind hit movie Frozen are battling a copyright lawsuit from an animator who alleges the teaser trailer rips off her short film. Kelly Wilson filed suit in March claiming the trailer for the popular Christmas movie, which features the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, copies the premise of […]

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