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DreamWorks in Another Legal Battle Over "Kung Fu Panda"

by on February 22, 2011

A recent story in the Hollywood Reporter states that DreamWorks Animation is engaged in yet another round of litigation over the 2008 hit film Kung Fu Panda.

An artist by the name of Jayme Gordon claims that he submitted a similar proposal for a martial arts film featuring a panda protagonist multiple times at The Walt Disney Co. in the late 80s and early 90s. The proposal was also shopped to DreamWorks only to be rejected not too long after the studio opened.

This marks the second lawsuit over the intellectual property. The first, filed by Terence Dunn, has recently started the discovery phase with a pending trial scheduled for later this year.

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