The world of imagination is a serious, sometimes high-risk business for California movie makers. Investments can be unrecoverable when a movie flops. While some filmmakers can afford the financial sting of failure, others place all their bets on a single project.
The Walt Disney Co. is flying high off the success of its billion-dollar animated movie "Frozen." Far fewer people responded to the debut of an animated film called "The Legend of Sarila," released at about the same time. The Hollywood Reporter claimed Disney filed and won a trademark infringement suit against the makers of "Sarila," after Phase 4 Films repackaged the film as "Frozen Land."