Putin, the house-elf?

January 25, 2003

A "major Moscow law firm" is preparing to sue Warner Brothers, for apparent misuse of Russian President Vladimir Putin's image. They plan to allege that Dobby, the CGI house elf from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, not only merely resembles Putin, but that the look of the character infringes on the Russian president's image: Indignant Russians object to President's elfin double

Posted by Andrew Raff at January 25, 2003 05:55 PM