RANDOLPH (CBS) — A Randolph artist is taking on Hollywood claiming a movie studio stole his panda.
Jayme Gordon says he originally copyrighted a project called “Kung Fu Panda Power.”
Dreamworks made an animation movie named “Kung Fu Panda” that went on to earn more than half a billion dollars worldwide.
Gordon says he created the characters and pitched the story idea to Walt Disney and Dreamworks in the early nineties.
Lawyers believe he definitely has a case. This is the second suit against Dreamworks is facing regarding Kung Fu Panda.
A writer claims he pitched a similar story in 2001, but experts say that case is not as strong.
Dreamworks is not commenting on either lawsuit.