Marvel Sued Over X-Men: The Animated Series Theme Song
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Allegedly, something fishy (gyanús) went down back in the day.
Marvel and the entities that produced X-Men: The Animated Series back in 1992 are being sued over the cartoon’s famous theme song.
Suing the X-Men
X-Men: The Animated Series’ opening theme is one of the most memorable in the history of television animation. The distinctive, guitar-fueled theme remains embedded in the brains of an entire generation of Marvel fans. Now that song may have landed Marvel in some legal trouble. TMZ reports that Zoltan Krisko has filed suit against Marvel, Disney, FOX, Apple, Amazon, and other media companies connected to X-Men: The Animated Series. The suit claims that the X-Men: The Animated Series theme song was stolen from an older television show, Hungarian police comedy/thriller Linda, which had a successful run from 1984 to 1991.
Krisko manages the estate of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Vukan, who created and copyrighted the theme music used in Linda in 1983. He believes the television executives involved in the creation of X-Men: The Animated Series would have heard the Linda theme song while networking with members of the Hungarian film industry during the 1980s
Krisko claims he had never heard the X-Men: The Animated Series theme song until 2017, which is why it’s taken so long to file suit. He claims that the allegedly swiped theme song played a significant role in the success of the animated show. Now he wants Vukan’s estate to see a significant part of the profits.
Okay, give it a listen:
What Do You Think?
Wow, that is fishier than Hungarian Halászlé (fish stew).
But what do you think? Do the two songs sound alike? Let us know in the comments.