You know Marvel’s “X-Men” as defenders of justice, but a TV show — in Hungary of all places — claims Wolverine and co. are guilty of stealing the theme song to their hit cartoon.
A guy named Zoltan Krisko is suing every media giant you can imagine — Marvel, Disney, FOX, Apple, Amazon and more — claiming the TV execs behind the animated series from the ’90s jacked the intro music from an even older show … called “Linda.”
I gotta admit: a lot of times when I hear stories like this I go “Well… maybe?” when I hear the supposed similarities. I’m not doing that now. Those two melody lines do sound a lot alike, at least superficially. Mind you, some elements of the story sound weird, like the delay and the suggestion that of course everybody in the industry knew what was coming out of Hungary in the 1980s: but that may just be my own cultural chauvinism talking.
It’s gonna be interesting to see whether Disney fights this one.