Independent music publisher Bourne Co., which owns publishing rights to Disney songs from Pinocchio and the Silly Symphonies, filed a federal lawsuit against 20th Century Fox on Wednesday for misuse of the song "When You Wish Upon a Star" in an episode of the Fox animated series Family Guy. The show's creator Seth MacFarlane, among others, was also named in the suit.
The Family Guy episode "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" features a song entitled "I Need a Jew" which Bourne claims is a "thinly-veiled copy" of the classic Disney tune with "new anti-Semitic lyrics."
Bourne wants all copies of the song destroyed and is seeking damages of over $150,000.
In a statement, Fox Television said it had no comment.