Producer Asks Appeals Court For New 'Kung Fu Panda' Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (April 17, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT) -- A jury that cleared DreamWorks Animation SKG of allegations it stole the idea for its animated hit “Kung Fu Panda” was improperly barred from considering whether the studio disguised its theft by altering the main character, a media producer told a California appeals court on Wednesday.

Terence Dunn said the trial judge should have instructed the jury on the “disguise” theory after it indicated during deliberations it was unclear as to whether DreamWorks had used his original concept. After Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne B....
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