Evel Knievel’s Son’s Lawsuit Against Disney For ‘Toy Story’ Character Dismissed
A lawsuit filed by motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel’s son, Kelly Knievel, against Disney has been dismissed.
Kelly accused Disney of using Knievel’s likeness without permission with the character Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4. Although Knievel was not referred to by name, in the movie Duke Caboom was a 1970s action figure for the “greatest Canadian stuntman.” The lawsuit shared side-by-side pictures of Duke Caboom in his white costume and Knievel’s signature suit. It also points to the movie’s Duke Caboom ad which was modeled after Knievel’s real-life action figure ad.
Kelly sought $300,000 in unspecified damages and accused Disney of false endorsement and false enrichment as well.
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