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A screenwriter’s claim that his script about a boy who invents a people-shrinking formula was pirated for the movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” was rejected Thursday by a federal appeals court. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge’s ruling that the 1989 Disney comedy, which grossed more than $ 80 million, was not “substantially similar” to Jeffrey Kouf’s screenplay.

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CBS will shuffle its Saturday-morning lineup starting March 5, inserting Sunbow Prods.’ “Conan and the Young Warriors” at 9 a.m., with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” moving to round out that hour. DIC Entertainment’s animated “The All-New Dennis the Menace” will have its last broadcast Feb. 26.

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Yet another CBS football alumnus is moving to Fox Broadcasting Co. Former Los Angeles Raider Matt Millen signed a multiyear agreement to serve as an NFL analyst. Millen joins John Madden, Pat Summerall, Terry Bradshaw and exec producer Ed Goren as those who’ll be making the CBS-to-Fox trek.

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