How similar is "similar" in a copyright infringement suit?
Frozen has very quickly captured the hearts of young children and adults all over the world. It seems that every child, girl or boy knows the words to every song, and because of this, most parents have most likely seen the video at least once. In addition to its popularity, this fan favorite animated movie has meant big business for Disney. It could be Disney’s biggest film ever grossing $1.22 billion as of May of 2014, winning an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, and hosting the biggest selling soundtrack in the U.K. since Mamma Mia! But could it be that the Frozen trailer is actually a copy of another animated film? For animator Kerry Wilson, the trailer for Frozen is a copy of her 2-D animated short, The Snowman. Wilson is so certain of this that she has filed a copyright infringement suit for infringement against Disney.