The X-Men Animated Series Theme Song May Have Been Plagiarized?

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Ruh-roh! Are you ready to get your childhood completely obliterated? You remember that amazing X-Men: The Animated Series theme song that was such a staple of our Saturday mornings? Even if you listen to it now, it holds up as an amazing tone-setter for an ultimately fun series, and there’s no way such an iconic legacy could be tainted in any way, right? Wrong. Maybe.

According to TMZ, a suit has been filed against media companies connected to X-Men: The Animated Series, including Marvel, Disney, FOX, Apple, Amazon, and others (though as a not-so-legal-expert, I have no idea why some of those other companies would be at fault in any way).

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The suit comes from Zoltan Krisko, who manages the estate of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Vukan, who created the theme song to the show Linda, which ran from 1984 to 1991 in Hungary. That’s right. In Hungary. 

First of all, take a listen to the X-Men theme.

Now, have a listen to the Linda theme.

Yeah, even I have to admit it sounds pretty darn similar. The suit claims that TV execs “rubbed elbows” with Hungarian filmmakers in the ‘80s, and as such, they would have known about Linda and its theme song. However, since Krisko hadn’t even heard the X-Men theme song since 2017, he hasn’t filed a suit until recently.

What do you think of this suit? Are the themes similar enough? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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