Yeesh! Close call, DreamWorks Animation!
The studio has just won a lawsuit from Terence Dunn, a self-described "writer-producer-teacher-philosopher" and the CEO of a company named Zen-Bear Ince., who pressed charges against them in June of 2010 for breach of implied contract on the Kung Fu Panda series when he asserted that the idea of a “spiritual kung-fu fighting panda bear” had been brought to them by him in November 2001 with the expectation that he'd be included in the project. Furthermore, he came up with the idea that bear was "adopted by five animal friends in the forest (a tiger, a leopard, a dragon, a snake and a crane), whose destiny is foretold by an old and wise sage, Turquoise Tortoise, and who comes of age and fulfills his destiny as a martial arts hero and spiritual avatar."
Despite all of this,