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Entertainment Disney & Pixar Crashed By Evel Knievel’s Son In ‘Toy Story 4’ Lawsuit Over Keanu Reeves Voiced Duke Caboom Character

10:11  25 september  2020
10:11  25 september  2020 Source:   deadline.com

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Evel Knievel ' s son is suing Disney over Keanu Reeves ' ' Toy Story 4 ' character Duke Caboom . LAS VEGAS — Evel Knievel ' s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom .

Evel Knievel ’ s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom . An Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle toy released in 1973 featured a Knievel action figure clad in a white helmet and jumpsuit with red, white and blue embellishments on

Evel Knievel et al. wearing costumes © AP; Everett

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Evel Knievel once said that he “would always rather be in the arena fighting than be a spectator.”

The legendary stunt rider’s son is clearly taking those words to heart with a new lawsuit against Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar over the Duke Caboom character introduced in last year’s Toy Story 4.

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“Defendants have used in commerce, and continue to use in commerce, the likeness,

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LAS VEGAS – Evel Knievel ' s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom . A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Las Vegas accuses the movie company of improperly basing the new character in last year’s “ Toy

Evel Knievel ’ s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom Evel Knievel ' s son . Las Vegas-based K and K Promotions accuses Disney -owned Pixar of intentionally modeling the Caboom character , voiced by Keanau

reputation, and image of Evel Knievel in the film Toy Story 4 through Defendants’ depiction of Duke Caboom, and has exploited the same connection through marketing, promotion, advertising, and sales of Toy Story 4, and in connection with the manufacturing, distribution, marketing, advertising, promotion, and sales of the Duke Caboom action figure, all without the consent or approval of K&K,” claims the trademark infringement complaint filed on September 22 in federal court in Las Vegas, the site of many of Evel’s most death-defying exploits (READ IT HERE).

“As a direct and proximate result of Defendants’ unlawful appropriation of Evel Knievel’s rights of publicity, K&K has suffered, and will continue to suffer, monetary damages to its business, reputation, and goodwill,” the jury trial seeking action from the self-described Last Gladiator’s son and K and K Promotions boss Kelly Knievel goes on to say of the Keanu Reeves-voiced character in the movie.

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  Report: ‘Toy Story 4’ Sued For Using Evel Knievel’s Likeness “Toy Story 4” character Duke Caboom could go kaboom according to a new lawsuit filed by the alleged owners of Evel Knievel’s likeness. A new lawsuit has been filed against Disney, Pixar, and a number of their subsidiaries, according to TMZ. The lawsuit was filed by K&K Promotions, which claims to own the image, likeness, persona, and brand of Knievel. RELATED: Disney+ Cuts Casting Couch Joke Out Of ‘Toy Story 2’ K&K Promotions asserts Disney sought no approval to use Knievel's likeness in "Toy Story 4". The lawsuit further alleges Disney instructed cast and crew to avoid using Knievel's name during interviews.

Evel Knievel ’ s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom . Knievel ' s famous stunts in the 1960s and ‘70s included motorcycle jumps over the Caesars He died in 2007 at 69 in Florida of lung disease, not in a crash .

Evel Knievel ' s presence is all over " Toy Story 4 " according to a new lawsuit . If the " Toy Story 4 " character Duke Caboom reminded you of Evel Knievel , you're not alone -- the folks in A company called K&K Promotions just filed suit against Disney , Pixar and whole a bunch of their subsidiaries

Full of photos of Oscar winner Toy Story 4’s premiere from June 2019 and merchandise and a throwback trunk of Evel toys, the seven-claim suit from Sin City law firm Kemp Jones LLP seeks an array of damages exceeding $75,000. The younger Knievel also wants the standard “other and further relief as this Court many deem just and proper.”

An icon of the 1970s, Evel Knievel passed away at the age of 69 in 2007 – which was around three years before Toy Story 3 came out

Even though at first glance Toy Story 4’s Caboom does seem undeniably very Knievel in many ways, Disney seeks to have this lawsuit crash faster than showman’s Evel’s not-so-successful 1975 jump at London’s Wembley Stadium over 13 buses. “The claims are without merit and we intend to defend against them vigorously in court,” a spokesperson for the Pixar-owning House of Mouse said today.

Seeing Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack and gang return to play their iconic animated roles in the hugely successful franchise, the Josh Cooley-directed Toy Story 4 introduced Matrix chosen one Reeves to the mix as the voice of the old school Canadian daredevil who doesn’t quite live up to his own hype. Released on June 21, 2019, the picture earned just over $1 billion at the global box office and took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards

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LAS VEGAS — Evel Knievel ' s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom . The Caboom character is described by Disney Pixar as a 1970s motorcycle-riding toy based on “Canada’s greatest stuntman,” according to the

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evel Knievel ' s son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom . Knievel was seriously injured many times during more than 75 motorcycle jumps. He died in 2007 at 69 in Florida of lung disease, not in a crash .

Or, as the man who was born Robert Knievel also used to say: “I created Evel Knievel and then he sort of got away from me.”


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