NEW YORK -- The creators of Casper the Friendly Ghost have sued to have the movie 'Ghostbusters' destroyed and have its producers pay $50 million for allegedly damaging the ghost logo.
Harvey Famous Cartoons claimed in a lawsuit Friday that Columbia Pictures Industries used a character from 'The Ghostly Trio' -- who were Casper's friends -- as 'an integral part of the advertising and promotional campaign' for the 'Ghostbusters' comedy.
Harvey Famous Cartoons is seeking $50 million in damages from Columbia Pictures, confiscation and destruction of the film, and an injunction barring Columbia Pictures from using the logo again.
In papers filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Casper's creators contend that the movie's use of one of 'The Ghostly Trio' characters as its logo was 'damaging.'
Despite repeated warnings, Dumler said Columbia Pictures continued to use the logo. Columbia Pictures executives were not available for comment.