By Bryan Smith on November 24, 2015 at 11:33am
As reported by the Associated Press, the lawsuit filed by former "Donkey Kong" champion Billy Mitchell against Cartoon Network and "Regular Show" has been tossed out.
Mitchell took legal action when the cartoon "Regular Show" depicted the former champion as a giant head called Garrett Bobby Ferguson in a transformed parody. However, the court deemed that Cartoon Network and "Regular Show" are protected under the First Amendment where Garrett Bobby Ferguson is a transformative depiction.
The television character does not match the plaintiff in appearance: GBF appears as a non-human creature, a giant floating head with no body from outer space, while Plaintiff is a human being. And when GBF loses his title, the character literally explodes, unlike Plaintiff.