Roger Rabbit Creator Wins Court Battle With Disney
The man who created ROGER RABBIT for Disney has won the first round in an ongoing battle with studio executives after claiming they under-reported merchandise sales figures and cheated him out of a fortune.
Animator GARY WOLF's claims were upheld in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (27JUN05) and that could mean a windfall for him.
In his legal claims Wolf stated that Disney bosses underreported $2 million (GBP1.1 million) in sales of Roger Rabbit toys.
The 1988 film WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? was based on Wolf's book, WHO CENSORED ROGER RABBIT? It made $150 million (GBP83.3 million) in the US alone and became the biggest film of the year.28/06/2005 09:05