Disney will not simply roll over on their Intellectual property. On Tuesday, in Pennsylvania federal court, Disney filed a lawsuit against Entertainment Theatre Group, who is doing business under the name of American Music Theatre. The musical, in question features, The Lion King, Spider Man, and Mary Poppins.
‘Spider-Man’ Broadway Show Searches for New Star
The defendants are staging Broadway: Now and Forever, which includes references to The Producers, Billy Elliot, Wicked, Jersey Boys and more. Disney is upset they included Mary Poppins, The Lion King and Spider-Man.
A theatrical production that is described in the complaint as presenting six actor-dancers dressed in Spider-Man costumes performing a choreographed dance routine. Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark is the most expensive production in Broadway history.
The appearance of Mary Poppins is just as concerning for Disney. In the complaint, Disney provides photographic proof that a woman portraying Ms. Poppins dances with children and flies above the stage with her umbrella open.
Disney is suing for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, unfair trade practices and more, seeking damages for willful infringement after saying the defendants have refused to stop the show even despite being warned.
How do you feel about this?
Wishing you Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust