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Evel Knievel’s Son Sues Disney, Says ‘Toy Story 4’ Stunt Rider Duke Caboom Ripped Off His Dad

Evel Knievel’s Son Sues Disney, Says ‘Toy Story 4’ Stunt Rider Duke Caboom Ripped Off His Dad

Evel Knievel’s son is suing Disney for trademark infringement accusing the studio of using his father’s likeness for the Duke Caboom character voiced by Keanu Reeves in “Toy Story 4” without permission.

The lawsuit, obtained by TheWrap and filed by Kelly Knievel on behalf of K & K Promotions, makes comparisons between Duke Caboom and Knievel, sharing side by side images of Knievel in his signature white costume alongside pictures of the toy Duke Caboom and says the character is clearly patterned after the daredevil.

Though it never refers to Knievel by name, “Toy Story 4” refers to Duke Caboom as a 1970s toy based on Canada’s greatest stuntman. And the lawsuit even compares a commercial seen in the film for the Duke Caboom Stunt Cycle to a real commercial and toy modeled after Knievel and was released in 1973. There have even been other toys and merchandise of

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