Disney Reverses Defeat in Lengthy “Jungle Book” Dispute Over Royalties

Disney Reverses Defeat in Lengthy “Jungle Book” Dispute Over Royalties

By Steven T. Lowe / October 28, 2021

On July 7, 2021, the California Court of Appeals for the Second District ruled that Disney does not owe royalties to the adult children and heirs of the songwriter behind “The Bare Necessities,” a song featured in “The Jungle Book.” This decision overruled a lower court’s award of over $1 million in damages. The 1963…

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