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Evel Knievel Family Sues Disney Over Keanu Reeves' Toy Story 4 Character Duke Caboom

Evel Knievel Family Sues Disney Over Keanu Reeves' Toy Story 4 Character Duke Caboom

Evel Knievel's family is suing Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar over the use of Keanu Reeves' character in last year's hit movie Toy Story 4, alleging trademark infringement over the use of the legendary daredevil's likeness. In the animated movie, Reeves voiced Duke Caboom, a daredevil action figure with a white outfit and toy motorcycle. The character appears to be a parody of the Evel Knievel Stunt Rally Stunt Cycle toy released by the Ideal Toy Company in 1975.

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

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