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Disney settles ‘Kid’ lawsuit

The Walt Disney Co. and a TV gameshow producer settled a $ 300,000 damage award in a lawsuit over who came up with the idea for the 1992 hit movie “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid,” a lawyer said.

Amy Solomon, lawyer for “The Price Is Right” producer Paul Alter, said terms of the agreement Wednesday prevented her from revealing any details except that Disney had agreed to drop motions for a new trial.

Disney spokesman John Dreyer refused comment.

A jury awarded Alter $ 300,000 in November, saying the story outline he submitted to Disney in 1980, “Now, That’s a Baby,” was used in the making of the movie.

Alter sued in 1992, saying there wereas many as 17 areas of similarity between his 12-page sketch written in the late 1970s and “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid,” a sequel to the popular “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”

The lawsuit said Alter submitted his sketch to former Disney VP Tom Wilhite in 1980, but it was rejected. Disney attorney Howard King argued Wilhite was long gone by the time “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid” was made.

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