Dreamworks pictures ripped off Los Angeles based street-artist SMEAR's character and used it in, Jerry Seinfeld's, Bee Movie. The character appears on an animated truck in the film 4 minutes and 17 seconds into chapter 7 of the film.
The graffiti SMEAR image has been uploaded on a Los Angeles graffiti website since 2006. The movie came out on November 2nd 2007.
Last I heard SMEAR was mad about the whole affair. Not sure if he has taken any legal action as of yet.