Disney, Pixar Motor Out Of 'Cars' Copyright Suit In 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (July 20, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday upheld a win for The Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios in a copyright and contract suit brought by a writer who alleges his ideas were stolen for the movie “Cars,” finding no substantial similarities between the works.

The appeals court affirmed a California federal court's ruling last year that Disney and its animation studio had not co-opted elements of Jake Mandeville-Anthony's screenplay concerning anthropomorphic cars and their adventures, finding that the lower court had made an informed decision in...
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