LOS ANGELES, California –
Gremlins star Gizmo has filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles superior courtroom towards Disney over their newest viral property, “Child Yoda,” also referred to as The Youngster, from the hit Disney+ sequence The Mandalorian. Gizmo claims that Disney stole his likeness once they created the lovable, cuddly character.
“My consumer is clearly the idea for the brand new Disney character affectionately generally known as Child Yoda, and designers at Disney knew precisely what they have been doing once they developed The Youngster’s closing kind,” mentioned lawyer Chris Dante, who’s representing Gizmo. “We’re looking for damages for the intense misery, lack of work, and emotional turmoil that Child Yoda has prompted my consumer. I’m assured we’ve got a robust case.”
Legal professionals for Disney couldn’t be reached for remark, however an nameless worker who works on The Mandalorian mentioned that there have been draft notes that indicated Disney executives “very a lot” needed to have a brand new character that “was 50% Yoda, 50% Gizmo, and 100% cute.”
Gizmo first rose to fame in 1984 along with his starring position within the Christmas-themed horror movie Gremilins.