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Hari Puttar Lawsuit

BBC NEWS says Warner is suing an Indian company because the name might be confused with Harry Potter:

Warner Bros feels the name is too similar to that of its world famous young wizard, according to trade paper The Hollywood Reporter.

A spokesman confirmed the lawsuit against Mumbai-based Mirchi Movies.

Call me silly but I believe this is far less similar than a movie called Troll, made in 1986.

Troll had a boy named…Harry Potter:

Interviewer: “It’s bizarre, isn’t it? You have a young boy named Harry Potter who discovers that he has magical powers and uses them to fight a troll.”

Charles Band: “I’ve heard that JK Rowling has acknowledged that maybe she saw this low-budget movie and perhaps it inspired her. Who knows what the story is? Life’s too short for a fight as far as I’m concerned but, having said that, there are certain scenes in that movie, not to mention the name of the main character, and this of course predates the Harry Potter books by many, many years. So there’s that strange connection.”

Strange connection indeed.

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