But according to a lawsuit filed this week, Nye is going to attempt to school Disney just like he schooled you in the wonderful rules that govern this fantastic universe of ours. In 2008, Buena Vista sent Nye a royalty check for $585,123.
The show was a huge success and was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards, in which the show won 19. Specifically, they claim that Disney squirreled away at least $28 million in "ill-gotten profits" from his series, Bill Nye the Science Guy. It has now been two decades since the show ended and the continued popularity speaks to the success of the show.
Bill Nye is going after the Mouse House.
Nye has seemingly moved beyond those days of being "The Science Guy" but he's still looking to get paid from his old show. The studio has still been drawing in money from the show ever since it ended.
The suit says Buena Vista then stopped paying royalties altogether, insisting that Nye pay the amount he allegedly owed the company.
Bill Nye filed on Thursday a $37 million lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries, saying the group had kept him out of profits earned by the popular Bill Nye the Science Guy program that ran from 1994 to 1999, reports Deadline.
The inquiry into Disney's accounts has been delayed for years as the company claimed that Bill Nye has not presented the proper paperwork to look into the company's accounts.
"Nevertheless, even in the absence of these essential documents, even without the ability to fully examine the accounting and related records of the Defendants ... the Auditor identified hundreds of thousands of dollars in underreported payments owed to Mr. Nye", Charles Rainey, Nye's lawyer, said in the complaint.
All of this made Bill suspicious, and he called for an audit of Disney's book in 2016.