Animator claims Disney’s Frozen infringes upon her short film

Kelly Wilson claims the media giant stole the idea for Frozen from her own short film The Snowman

In December 2013, Disney filed for trademark protection against Phase 4 Films, claiming that the latter’s Frozen Land was a direct rip-off of its own smash hit Frozen. But what if, as a new lawsuit claims, the idea for Frozen wasn’t Disney’s to protect in the first place?

Animator Kelly Wilson filed a lawsuit against Disney on March 28, claiming that the media giant stole the idea for Frozen from her own short film The Snowman. Wilson and co-creator Neil Wrischnik obtained copyright protection for the short film in early 2011.

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