Sunday, 18 September 2011

Disney Pixar’s Cars

British man who claims to have created Disney Pixar’s Cars loses court battle

A British writer has lost a legal battle with Disney and Pixar, after a U.S. judge failed to believe, he wrote a script similar to the Cars movie years ago.

Jake Anthony Mandeville wrote a script called Cookie & Co 20 years ago. It was based on the life of man in New Zealand, Michael Perkins, who won a race from London to Sydney in 1988 in an old Vauxhall Malvern.
During the decade of 1990, Mr. Mandeville Anthony has created a second version of the script - this time called Cars - which included 46 cars animated characters ran around the world.In 1993, sent his idea to Disney and met while Lucasfilm executive Jim Morris to talk about cars, but was rejected.
Twelve years later, Morris was appointed general manger at Pixar, and the following year, 2006, Disney Pixar Cars, raked in $ US570 million box office.

The New Zealand Herald, Mr. Perkins said the scene of the similarities between Mr. Mandeville Anthony and the Disney film was too strong to be coincidental. "When the vehicles arrived in 2006, Jake was impressed by it. They had taken the whole concept,"

Mr. Perkins said.

Both of these manuscripts is also referred to the Ford Model T called Stanley and Aston Martin in the title role, a vintage car and truck crumbling Italian, to name a few.
In March of this year, Mr. Mandeville, Anthony mentioned Disney and Pixar for copyright infringement and has unsuccessfully sought a court order to stop the release of Cars 2, which hit cinemas in June.This month,

Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank California found the two scenarios "are not substantially similar, as a matter of law" and dismissed the case.
What do you think? Mr. Anthony Mandeville unhappy, or if it was all just a coincidence? Tell us your thoughts comments section.


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