The man who created that freaky King Cake Baby character — the New Orleans Pelicans mascot — claims the film “Happy Death Day” jacked his freaky face … and now he’s suing to get revenge.
The man behind the go well with is Jonathan Bertuccelli — an artist who created the deliberately bizarre wanting mascot again in 2009. It’s been seen in every single place from NBA video games to Mardi Gras and even “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
In his go well with, Bertuccelli claims he was shocked when he noticed the killer within the film “Happy Death Day” and the upcoming sequel “Happy Death Day 2U” wore a masks that seemed identical to his KCB masks.
Bertuccelli says NO ONE concerned within the film ever referred to as him as much as ask for permission — and even credited him — and he’s pissed at Universal City Studios, Blumhouse Productions and everybody else hooked up to the movie.
“A side-by-side comparison of KCB and Happy Death Day mask clearly shows that the visual attributes and aspects which have made KCB a celebrity mascot were copied and so substantially similar that the two are seen to be the same.”
Bertuccelli additionally cites quite a few individuals on social media who identified the similarity over the previous few months.
So, what does he need?? Money. Lots of cash.
In reality, Bertuccelli believes the film has made greater than $200 MILLION in income — and he feels entitled to not less than 50% of the income.
He additionally needs a decide to grant an injunction prohibiting the film producers from utilizing the masks till either side can work out a deal.