Good news and bad news this morning for Disney, as a 15-week jury trial wraps up in a case brought against the studio by Gary Wolf, creator of the concept behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Disney will have to pay Wolf $180,000 in "underreported royalties", but the meat of his suit went denied: he had asked for a payment of $8 million on the grounds that monies brought in by ancillaries, such as fast food tie-ins, essentially count towards a film's gross. This case could have fundamentally changed Hollywood accounting; instead, Wolf is out about $800,000 in court costs, and Disney walks away smug and secure. Justice prevails again.
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