The Walt Disney Company has exploited the public domain while preventing the same opportunities to other artists.
Skydance executives are apparently unsure of John Lasseter’s ability to keep his hands, mouth, and other body parts to himself.
An animation program in Florida is retaining permanent rights to students’ ideas, setting up the school to earn potentially huge paydays.
The lawsuit alleges that Telltale Games’ sudden dismissal of hundreds of employees violated federal and state laws.
After more than a year of waiting, animation workers will soon receive the first payment from the $170 million settlement they won from various animation studios.
Disney has now been sued three different times by people claiming that “Inside Out” is based on their idea. The latest people to sue are a children’s book author and a live-action filmmaker.
The actor had made a meritless claim that “The Simpsons” infringed his right of publicity by basing the character of Louie on him.
A U.S. judge did not accept a woman’s claim that “Inside Out” was based on her project, “The Moodsters.” Our legal expert explains the ruling.
Award-winning animation filmmaker Jonathan Ng is fighting back after seeing his short film re-used as the music video for a popular Australian musician.
This book helps creators and filmmakers to know which questions to ask, and to recognize when the answers they get sound a little less than trustworthy. In the entertainment business, that can come in handy.
Learn the basics of copyright law to protect yourself as an artist.
A Hollywood screenwriter was unable to convince a judge that Disney stole “Zootopia” from him.
A child development specialist has sued Disney claiming that “Inside Out” is based on her concept, “The Moodsters.”
Lesson: Lying is bad.
Gary Goldman, a screenwriter of “Total Recall,” alleges Disney’s 2016 hit “Zootopia” was based on his own project, also titled “Zootopia.”
A cartoonist’s attempt to defraud Dreamworks has backfired. He faces 25 years in prison after the U.S. government convicted him of wire fraud and perjury.
What does an indie artist do when America’s second-largest department store won’t stop stealing your work?
An effort to organize the artists at Burbank, California-based Stoopid Buddy Stoodios has gained momentum in recent weeks.
Disney and its subsidiaries like Pixar and Lucasfilm are the only companies who are still fighting artists.
The new web site explains how artists will receive the nearly-$19 million settlement fund from Blue Sky and Sony Pictures.