Sunday, May 06, 2007

Dis Nae Land

I hope any Scottish readers forgive the above headline, and any non-Scottish readers know what on Earth I'm getting at.

Anyway... Cartoon Brew have posted a YouTube video exposing a Beijing theme park that contravenes Disney copyright almost as much as it does good taste. Is that Mickey Mouse? Apparently not. Apparently it's just "a cat with a big ear. Look carefully please."

Sanrio and Doraemon characters from Japan are also ripped off left, right and centre.

Will this park even bring joy to a child that doesn't know better? Or just terror? To be fair, though the designs are creepily off, this place doesn't look quite as shoddy as Thorpe Park or someplace sinister like that. And the guests seem to be having some kind of fun.

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