Disney Says 'Inside Out' Copyright Accuser Is No Batman

Law360, New York (November 20, 2017, 5:55 PM EST) -- The Walt Disney Co. on Friday hit back hard at a copyright lawsuit filed over the animated hit “Inside Out,” saying it “strains credulity” that characters in a little-known TV pilot would be afforded the same protections as James Bond or Batman.

The studio’s filing came in response to a lawsuit filed this summer by a child development expert who claimed the anthropomorphic emotions at the center of “Inside Out” were lifted from “The Moodsters” — color-coded characters she created to help kids deal with emotions.

Moving to dismiss the case on Friday, Disney noted that characters themselves are protected by...

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