'King Cake Baby' Creator Claims 'Happy Death Day' Stole His Scary Mask

TMZ | 2/12/2019 | Staff
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The guy who created that freaky King Cake Baby character -- the New Orleans Pelicans mascot -- claims the movie "Happy Death Day" jacked his freaky face ... and now he's suing to get revenge.

The man behind the suit is Jonathan Bertuccelli -- an artist who created the intentionally weird looking mascot back in 2009. It's been seen everywhere from NBA games to Mardi Gras and even "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

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In his suit, Bertuccelli claims he was shocked when he saw the killer in the movie "Happy Death Day" and the upcoming sequel "Happy Death Day 2U" wore a mask that looked just like his "KCB" mask.

Bertuccelli says NO ONE involved in the movie ever called him up to ask for permission -- or even credited him -- and...
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