Ask any comic book fan who grew up in the ’90s to sing/whistle/hum the theme song to X-Men: The Animated Series and they’ll be able to do it without thinking twice. Now all these years later, there are accusations that it was stolen from a Hungarian police drama show called Linda the Policewoman.
According to TMZ, Zoltan Krisko, who is currently managing the estate for composer Gyorgy Vukan, who created the show’s theme song, has filed a lawsuit against Disney, Marvel, Apple, Fox, Amazon, and Saban Entertainment, among others. He claims that the X-Men theme song plagiarised Vukan’s work, which was created in the ’80s, long before the superhero animated series premiered.
The similarities are undeniable.
Along with the companies listed above, Krisko is suing the two composers, Ron Wasserman and Shuki Levy, who created the show’s epic song. He is claiming for damages and to award any profits attributable to him.
Of course, this isn’t the first time the X-Men theme song has been accused of plagiarism either. Many fans have recognised its similarity to Whitney Houston’s ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’ which came out in 1990. Have a listen to that reference below: