Monday, May 14, 2007


Mickey? Is that you?
Here is a video that has been making the rounds on the internets. I figure it is good video to show here as I have recently been posting about various different cartoon bootlegs (you can read my posts about a bootleg Disneyland and Felix the Cat).

This video is a few clips from a Palestinian children's television show called Tomorrow’s Pioneers on Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV. The show stars Farfur, a Mickey Mouse clone, who teaches kids about Islamic rule and delivers some pretty harsh propaganda.

Why hasn't Disney put a stop to this? It is obviously a blatant rip-off and I can't imagine Disney wanting to have their spokesperson portray this kind of attitude. They must have some reason for not getting their lawyers on the case but I don't know what it is.

While this video is harsh and ripe with propaganda, let us not forget the films that Disney made for the very same reason during the USA's war-struck years. Education for Death is a good example.

1 comment:

coolshades said...

Perhaps Disney's lawyers don't have the time to pursue these cases. Although they definitely should, because this is ridiculous. :S