The former Maker Studios Inc. chief executive officer who last year accused the board of ousting him and taking control of the company through fraud is seeking to delay a shareholder vote on the acquisition by Walt Disney Co.

Danny Zappin and three other co-founders of Maker yesterday asked California state court judge in Los Angeles to block the April 15 vote because, they said, the notice to shareholders is misleading. They had sought a hearing as early as today. No hearing was held today, according to court staff.

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