X-MEN: TAS Iconic Theme Song a Rip-off?

This one’s rich. Zoltan Krisko, a man claiming to represent deceased Hungarian composer Gyorgy Vukan, is suing Marvel, Disney, Amazon, and more over the X-Men: TAS (1992-1997) theme song, a tune Krisko alleges is an uncredited, blatant derivative of Vukan’s work for the 80s Hungarian TV series Linda.
 
Here are both songs:



 


Now, the two themes sound similar, I’ll grant you. But is it a rip-off, a subconscious copy, or a complete coincidence? I don’t know, but there are a couple of questions that come to mind:
 
1. Why is this guy filing on behalf of a 6-year deceased composer?
 
and
 
2. Why wait 27 years to bring this up?
 
I think the answer to both these questions is simple:
 
It was just revealed X-Men: TAS would begin streaming on Disney+ when the service launches November 12th. Hmmmmm.


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