In “Toy Story 4”, KEANU REEVES’ character Duke Caboom was an obvious homage to EVEL KNIEVEL. But the people who control Evel’s name and likeness don’t see it as a compliment . . . because they weren’t able to cash in.
K&K Promotions is suing Disney and Pixar for damages, saying they RIPPED OFF Evel Knievel’s image without permission, and made money off not only the movie, but Duke Caboom TOYS . . .
Including his own stunt cycle, like the CLASSIC Evel Knievel toy from the ’70s that every kid had to have . . . even though it RARELY worked like it was supposed to.