Children's musician Ray Yodlowsky is suing both the WALT DISNEY COMPANY and PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS - because he claims they stole his stage name MR RAY for animated flick Finding Nemo.

In the fishy film Mr Ray is a manta ray, however in reality he is a lesser known children's entertainer who is becoming increasing infuriated by fans who expect to see him dressed as the large sea-dwelling creature.

Yodlowsky has filed the $10 million (GBP6.25 million) trademark infringement lawsuit claiming the manta ray character is causing confusion among his fans.

Neither Disney nor Pixar have made any comment.

23/07/2003 17:08