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Hells Angels sue Disney over film
A convoy of Hells Angels
The Hells Angels were founded in California in 1948
Hells Angels in California have sued Walt Disney over claims that their logo and trademarked name have been used in a film script without their permission.

The group say that characters in Wild Hogs are identified as members of the club and wear its skull logo.

They assert that Disney did not give them a copy of the film's screenplay which has yet to start production.

A spokesman for the Disney Corporation commented that the legal action is without merit.


Wild Hogs is described as a story about a group of budding motorcyclists who set out on a road trip where they encounter a chapter of the Hells Angels.

The film, which features John Travolta and Tim Allen, is scheduled to begin filming later this year.

A release date is planned for next year.

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation was founded in the US in 1948, describing itself as a motorcycle enthusiasts' club.

The organisation now has members all over the world.

Past films which have featured Hells Angels include Hells Angels On Wheels from 1967 which starred Jack Nicholson and also featured members of the group's Oakland chapter.

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