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Winnie-the-Pooh heirs sue Disney. Again

The family of the late Stephen Slesinger, who gave Winnie-the-Pooh his trademark red shirt, has sued Disney over alleged unpaid royalties. The family had previously sued Disney and lost over licensing rights. The court decision established Disney as the owner, but the family was due 2% royalties which the family now alleges Disney is underreporting. The family claims that they are owed hundreds of millions of dollars.

Community Comments

#1 Neal Skorpen
November/16/2009
@ 12:56 pm

Wow. Not sure how to feel about this, given how far red-shirt Pooh has strayed into betrayal of Milne’s original work.

#2 Rich Diesslin
November/16/2009
@ 2:06 pm

So Disney is using the Pooh Cookbook to cook the books?

#3 Garey Mckee
November/16/2009
@ 5:03 pm

That’s the Disney way.

#4 BOB QUICK
November/16/2009
@ 5:47 pm

Winnie-the-Pooh is suing Mickey Mouse?
Say it isn’t so.

#5 Rich Diesslin
November/17/2009
@ 12:18 pm

Something smells rotten here …

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