'Fresh Prince' Actor Sues Game Makers Over 'Carlton' Dance
By Mike LaSusa (December 17, 2018, 10:42 PM EST) -- The actor who played Carlton Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" claimed Monday in California federal court that video game makers Epic Games and Take-Two Interactive copped his choreography without permission, noting similarities between the famous "Carlton Dance" he created and moves performed by characters in two widely played video games.
Alfonso Ribeiro, who debuted Carlton's iconic, energetic arm-flailing on the famous 1990s-era sitcom, said the smash-hit "Fortnite" fighting game produced by Epic Games Inc. and the perennially popular "NBA 2K16" basketball game by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. feature characters with dance moves stolen from his signature routine.
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