Makers of 'The Autobots' accused of plagiarism

The Businesses At the rear of the Chinese language animated Film "The Autobots" are Getting sued for plagiarism by Disney Businesses and Pixar, who Declare it is closely Dependent on their Strike Movie "Vehicles," the Pudong New Place Individuals's Court docket Menti1d yesterday.

Disney Businesses is demanding that the 3 Businesses — Xiamen-Dependent Filmmaker Lanhuoyan, Beijing-Dependent Mass media Business G-Stage and the Regional Web-site PPLive — Quit distributing the Movie. They also want Payment of 4 million yuan (US$607,488) from the Previous two.

"Vehicles" is a 2006 Usa animated Movie Developed by Pixar Animation Studios and Launched by Walt Disney Images. Its sequel "Vehicles 2" was Launched 5 Many years Afterwards. "Vehicles" won Numerous awards in 2006 and was nominated for Greatest Animated Characteristic at the Oscars.

Disney and Pixar Menti1d "The Autobots," which was Launched in cinemas Final July and distributed On-line by PPLive, is Pretty Comparable to the "Vehicles" Operation.

The two plaintiffs Declare that the two Main characters in "The Autobots" — K1 and K2 — Have been Dependent on "Lightning McQueen" in "Vehicles" and "Francesco Bernoulli," McQueen’s Primary racing rival from Italy, in "Vehicles 2."

The poster for "The Autobots" also closely resembled the 1 for "Vehicles 2," they Declareed, adding that the Chinese language Brand for "The Autobots" is also confusingly Comparable to the "Vehicles" Operation’s Chinese language Brand.

They Informed the court it constituted copyright infringement and unfair Opposition.

In its Protect, Lanhuoyan Menti1d it was not Responsible of plagiarism Simply because its Personnel Established the Film independently and cited Many Distinctions Among the two Movies, Such as the personalities and Physical appearance of the characters.

The court has not However Shipped a verdict.

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