Disney and their writers have plagiarized a main storyline from my copyrighted novel “Chase Tinker and the House of Magic” for their animated movie “Encanto.” For months now, I’ve been devastated, angry, and sick about their blatant copyright infringement. “Encanto” IS NOT original. They stole my original storyline. (My ebook is free so thousands of copies have been downloaded.)
I discovered it when I read this online review of my book: “Pretty good book I like the concept, also I think Disney may have stolen some ideas when making Encanto.” (I was stunned and franticly rushed to watch the movie.)
1. A magical family living in a magical house that is alive with all sorts of magic and enchantments.
2. A magical entity that created and now controls the house and all its magic, and if anything happens to this entity the house and magic will die.
3. Magical rooms that are created by each family member’s unique magical ability. A magically created room contains and displays thecharacteristics of that family member’s special power.
4. Every time a new power becomes a new room, the house grows bigger.
5. A grandparent is the guardian of the house and magic.
I don’t understand how Disney and their writers can calmly live their lives as if they’ve done nothing crappy and dishonest. These people are making and have made millions and millions of dollars off my wonderful, unique ideas and storyline while I struggle to pay the rent. It’s horrible and disgusting and so wrong what they’ve done. Just because I’m self-published and they’re a huge, well-to-do company doesn’t mean they can get away with this plagiarizing. They need to pay for their thievery.
The house has settled over the years, and now the pool table in the basement is not level. Gregory can’t accept this. How can no one care?
He goes to the hardware store, buys a level and a stack of thin rubber pads. He strains his back to lift the heavy table, alone, his father’s hip just replaced, his brother nowhere to be found, many years now since they played a game together.
Gregory groans, slips one pad under a table leg. Consults the level.
The balls keep rolling on their own, to the same corner every time.
Primarily a screenwriter, Brandi Sperry has had scripts appear on industry best-of lists including the 2020 GLAAD List, which showcases promising LGBTQ+-inclusive feature scripts, and the 2020 WriteHer list, highlighting the best TV pilot scripts by female writers. She hails from Seattle, studied creative writing at Macalester…
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