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Copyright Office Denies Alfonso Ribeiro’s Application For The Carlton Dance

Late last year, the subject of dances in Fortnite came to the forefront when multiple lawsuits against Epic Games and other publishers were filed. The argument was that Epic and publishers like 2K were selling and profiting from dances created by other people, which was stealing their intellectual property. One of the plaintiffs is Alfonso Ribeiro, best known as Carlton from the 1990s sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, who claims to be the originator of the Carlton dance, wherein someone swings their arms from side to side and shuffles their feet.

As part of this lawsuit, to bolster his claim that he owns the dance, Ribeiro filed for a copyright on the dance last month. The U.S. Copyright Office has refused registration for, among other reasons, belief that Ribeiro is not the person who can lay claim to the dance.

According to an agent within the copyright office's performing arts division named Saskia Florence, Ribeiro's claim that he originated the dance has several fundame..

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Transformers Are Coming To Netflix In New Animated Series

It was only a matter of time before Transformers joined the ranks of other major franchises to get “the Netflix treatment.”

Netflix and Hasbro announced its partnership today to bring a new animated series, War for Cybertron, to the streaming platform in 2020.

“In this Transformers origin story, we will explore the expansive universe of Cybertron in a way that audiences have never seen before,” said John Derderian, Director of Anime for Netflix.

Rooster Teeth (RWBY, gen:LOCK) will produce the series while Polygon Pictures (Godzilla, Knights of Sidonia) will take the reins on animation. War for Cybertron will feature “a new animation look and style that presents the Transformers like you've never seen them before,” according to the press release.

FJ DeSanto, who served as executive producer on both Transformers: Power of the Primes and Transformers: Titans Return, will act as showrunner for the upcoming series. Several writers are already tagged for the show too, including Geor..

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Hasbro Releases New Line Of Fortnite NERF Toys

Hasbro unveiled a new line of Fortnite-themed NERF blasters and Super Soakers earlier today. Although the toys won't be physically available until March 22, pre-orders are already available through Hasbro Pulse.

In light of the recent announcement, Hasbro also partnered with the prominent Fortnite Esports organization TSM. Pro-player and streamer, Myth, alongside his teammates, contributes to TSM's growing popularity as Fortnite remains a beloved multiplayer phenomenon.

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Toys For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Release In October

We still don't know when Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars game will release, but we now know when we can get the toys that are based on it.

On October 4, Disney and Lucasfilm are releasing new merchandise for three new Star Wars franchises: Jedi Fallen Order, the video game in development at Respawn Entertainment, The Mandalorian, the live-action Disney+ series by Jon Favreau, and the untitled Star Wars: Episode IX by J. J. Abrams.

This massive merchandise release is called Triple Force Friday. For the last few years, most Star Wars collectibles have been released at the same time on Fridays, which have been called Force Fridays, but this is the first time that three new properties are hitting at once. If stores are open at midnight, the merchandise goes on sale at 12:01 a.m.

[Source: StarWars.com]

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