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Now Disney Is Facing a Lawsuit Over the Little Mermaid

Now Disney Is Facing a Lawsuit Over the Little Mermaid

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There is a new lawsuit affecting Disney. This time it involves The Little Mermaid.

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By now, it is no secret that The Walt Disney Company is currently involved in a series of legal battles. The string of 3 lawsuits involving Ron DeSantis and/or the new Central Florida Tourism Oversite District is prevalent in the news. You can read about the federal case HERE, the CFTOD suit HERE, and the new countersuit HERE.

However, Disney is a large company, and there are a number of court cases going on that have nothing to do with Florida as well. Some of these involve film. For example, you can read about a case involving Avatar right HERE.

And, now the latest lawsuit involves Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid movie. Let’s get to the scuttlebutt.

Little Mermaid Lawsuit

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Sandcastle Pictures is the Disney-owned company responsible for the production of The Little Mermaid (2023). The film sparked controversy among moviegoers. And, now it is at the center of a lawsuit. Special effects artist Christine Overs, who specializes in making beach sets among other things, is suing the film’s producers.

The lawsuit involves an injury she sustained while she was sculpting a lagoon scene for the film at Pinewood Studios in October 2020. She fell off of a polystyrene step and broke her wrist on a concrete floor. The claim is that the injury occurred because the production company had failed “provide any adequate access to the set.”

The injury reportedly required surgery and metal pins. Now, the 74-year-old artist and her legal team claim that she cannot perform the movements necessary to complete her work. Not only has the injury caused pain and suffering and hardship with everyday tasks such as buttoning and zipping clothes, but it has effectively ended her career in a very specialized field.

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Sandcastle Pictures has accepted liability. However, a dispute remains. Overs is demanding £150,000, which is about the equivalent of $190.000. Since Sandcastle Pictures is disputing that figure, a legal trial is set to take place to determine the amount.

Overs has worked on high-profile projects throughout her career including Aliens, Dune, and GoldenEye. Her legal team ascertains she had planned to continue to work into her 80s.

Overs is suing Dinsey-Owned Sandcastle Pictures for $190,000.

What are your thoughts on this new lawsuit involving the Little Mermaid? Let us know in the comments. And, as always, feel free to pass the story along to others.

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Clifton Dillon

Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Lol spoken like a true blind Disneynerd. I remember those days, it was back when I was defending Disney over the Kimba.. I mean Simba, and watching how they take and take and take and claim what they are making and have is original.

Wish is Disney's Newest idea and its original and nobody in the world ever thought of it until they did year and years ago and it was made into 2 books by Lisa M. Bishop.

Disney can tweek whatever they want to and call it original but rarely do they ever say what was inspired by or adapted from.

When it come to people Disney loves MONEY I mean them lol This elderly artist needs compensation for her injuries sustained on the clock while pumping out this huge amazing blockbuster

Disney has become a heaping smelly pile of shit since 2020 and its not getting any better.


Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Someone got injured on the job and suffered physically and financially because of it, and your reply is who cares? Well, let's hope you find out first hand what that is like!


Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

They admitted liability so I am not sure why they would dispute such a small amount (in terms of lawsuits). I suspect they will settle and are using the threat of court as a future deterent.


Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Thanks for contributing your thoughts. This is my suspicion as well.

Michael P

Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Sally Field would say she should have taken Boniva, calcium and Vitamin D. What is a polystyrene step, anyway?

Shannon smothers

Monday 21st of August 2023

I believe the courts will take how much money she is out for permanent disability. I actually think this is low considering, but you never know what's going to happen and laws change. She's also older so harder to snap back from these things.

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