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There's Only One Evel Knievel: Trial



There can only be one Evel Knievel, at least according to a lawsuit against Disney and Pixar claiming that "Toy Story 4s" character of Duke Caboom stole his "resemblance" without permission.

K&K Productions, which owns rights to the famous motorcycle stuntman's resemblance and associated trademark, claims that the weak "Toy Story" sequel character expressed by Keanu Reeves is an "illegal knockoff" of the 1970s Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, according to a statement which was released by K & K's lawyers on Wednesday.

Both the Evel Knievel toy and Duke Caboom have helmet stuntmen in white jumpsuits, but while Evel Knievel is dressed in patriotic insignia in red, white and blue, Duke Caboom is proudly Canadian with a maple leaf. The real Evel Knievel was known for jumping his motorcycle over Caesar & # 39 ;s Palace Hotel Fountain in Las Vegas; Duke Caboom's famous jump was from a Ferris wheel to save Forky.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, seeks damages and profits from the film.

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