Dreamworks Asks Judge To Chop 'Kung Fu Panda' Idea Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 22, 2011, 8:22 PM EDT) -- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. on Wednesday asked a California state judge to boot a lawsuit alleging the studio stole the idea for the animated smash hit "Kung Fu Panda," arguing the movie's plot was conceived a year before the alleged poaching.

Attorneys for DreamWorks argued during a hearing before Judge Joanne O'Donnell that the lawsuit should be barred because a draft of the blockbuster movie that was titled "The Secret Life of Pandas" was underway a year before media producer Terence Dunn spoke with executives from...
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