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Author: Winston Cho

Date: September 20, 2022

Original Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Disney Loses Bid to Dismiss ‘Muppet Babies’ Reboot Copyright Suit

The order follows recent directives by a federal appeals court not to dismiss copyright cases too early.

Muppet Babies, a reboot of the 1984 animated series of the same name, premiered in 2018 with a slight twist: the pattern of the nanny’s socks change every episode. That variation spawned a copyright infringement lawsuit against Disney from Jeffrey Scott, a screenwriter of the original series, that was dismissed due to unusual circumstances surrounding his personal bankruptcy.

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