Disney Copyright Accuser Is No James Bond, Judge Says

Law360 (May 10, 2018, 3:39 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday tossed a copyright lawsuit filed against Walt Disney Co. over the animated hit "Inside Out," ruling that the characters in a little-known TV pilot clearly did not qualify for the kind of standalone protection afforded to James Bond or Godzilla.

Dismissing the case for the second and final time, the judge said an updated version of "The Moodsters" — color-coded characters that a child development expert claims were the basis for "Inside Out" — did not meet the lofty standards to be covered by copyright law.

"The court is unpersuaded that the second generation Moodsters...

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