"This is an old, old story in Hollywood," said literary agent Nicholas Ellison, who has represented numerous clients in book-to-film negotiations...."Is Disney notorious for having a legal department the size of Western Europe and being particularly ferocious? Yes. But that doesn't mean that they're unethical. Or different from any other studio."
--From a story on Deborah Gregory, the author of the Cheetah Girls novels, who received a total of $125,000 over nine years from Disney. Disney made two hit television movies of Cheetah Girls and is filming a third, sold millions of CDs and DVDs, and has "flooded the market with Cheetah Girls shoes, dolls, toothbrushes, video games, backpacks, note pads, pillows, posters, T-shirts and the like. Josh Getlin in the Los Angeles Times, 13 February 2008