Monday, May 07, 2007


This is not Donald Duck
This post was brought to my attention the other day by Cartoon Brew. It appears that there is an amusement park in China called the Shijingshan Amusement Park that bears a striking resemblance to Disneyland. Everything from the castle to the characters are blatant rip-offs of the originals.

Japan Probe as a nice in-depth look at the park with many pictures and videos. One video focuses on how the costumed employees often take off their heads in public! A major Disney no-no!

A young girl with short men
with beards.
When asked about the Mickey Mouse copyright infringement, park officials state that the character isn't a mouse, but a cat with really big ears!

One tourist was noted saying "I don't understand why that is such a big problem. Shouldn't others be able to use those characters besides [Disney]?"

How long can this last? Well, the park opened 21 years ago and so far Disney hasn't had it shut down. The park attracts 1,500,000 people a year with their slogan "Disneyland is too far!"


coolshades said...

Well that's just bizarre. I'm really surprised Disney hasn't had them shut down.

Liz Orbitron said...

That is crazy. Have you seen the Mickey rip-off in Afghanistan (I think) that tells kids to kill Americans?