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Tré Roland-Martin

That's right! In China, there is an amusement park that was a bootleg version of Disneyland. The theme park was known as "Běijīng Shíjǐngshān Yóulèyuán", whose name translates to English as Shijingshan Amusement Park. The theme park had despised international copyright law and bootlegged almost everything related to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, ranging from the Cinderella castle to Epcot's Spaceship Earth to the use of Disney mascots.

Not only does Shijingshan Amusement Park bootleg Disney-related stuff, but it also bootlegged Japanese cartoon characters such as Hello Kitty and Doraemon (keep in mind that historically, the Chinese and the Japanese hated each other), as well as American characters like Bugs Bunny and Shrek. The theme park was exposed by international media for its blatant copyright infringement, particularly ABC News (ABC is a Disney affiliate) and the Japanese Fuji News Network. Liu Jingwang, Shijingshan Amusement Park's general manager, made a fraudulent claim to the FNN by saying that the Disney and other trademark characters were based off of Grimm's Fairy Tales, which is a public domain work.

Here's the Japanese news report of Shijingshan Amusement Park. WARNING: You may feel a bit uncomfortable!

However, the good news is that Disney will officially open a Disneyland amusement park and resort in China around Christmas 2015 (similar to how Disney opened a Tokyo resort). Disney's plans to build the park were approved by the Chinese government.


What are your thoughts on the Shijingshan Amusement Park?


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