Beijing Park Underscores Piracy Battle, Analysts Say – AP

From AP via CNN:

That round-eared mouse dancing with kids? Not a copy of Disney’s Mickey Mouse, the Shijingshan Amusement Park Áü≥Êôر±Ê∏∏‰πêÂõ≠ insists. And that raven-haired woman with seven men in elf suits? Not Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs….

“We do not have any agreements with Disney,” its deputy general manager, Yin Zhiqiang, said Wednesday. “The characters in our park just look a little bit similar to theirs. But the faces, clothes, sizes and appearances are different.”

Over the weeklong May Day holiday, the Shijingshan Amusement Park filled its grounds on Beijing’s western suburbs with actors in costumes that resembled Disney and other foreign characters….[Full Text]

Below is a Japanese news on this issue, carried by Youtube:

– More videos and slideshows here via Shanghaiist and here via Japan Probe.

May 10, 2007 10:02 AM
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