Bennett, Ray; Williams, Chad
April 2005
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;4/26/2005, Vol. 388 Issue 44, p45
The article reports that a court in Paris, France ruled on Wednesday that the Walt Disney Co./Pixar Animation Studios cartoon fish named Nemo was not inspired by the French clown fish character Pierrot. Flaven Scene, publisher and rights holder of the book "Pierrot," claimed that Disney, Pixar and French distributor Hachette had plagiarized the Pierrot character in the international hit film "Finding Nemo." Finding in Nemo's favor, the court ordered Flaven Scene to pay $40,000 in damages to Disney and Pixar as well as $21,000 to Hachette, half in damages and half in costs.


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