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  1. #1

    • Neep meep beep
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    Mickey Mouse, Homer Simpson, banned from China

    "...BEIJING (AP) - D'oh! China has banished Homer Simpson, Pokemon and Mickey Mouse from prime time.
    Beginning Sept. 1, regulators have barred foreign cartoons from TV from 5 to 8 p.m. in an effort to protect China's struggling animation studios, news reports said Sunday. The move allows the Monkey King and his Chinese pals to get the top TV viewing hours to themselves.
    Foreign cartoons, especially from Japan, are hugely popular with China's 250 million children and the country's own animation studios have struggled to compete. Communist leaders are said to be frustrated that so many cartoons are foreign-made, especially after efforts to build up Chinese animation studios. ..."

    Full story at the link above.

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    • Sock Puppet
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    Re: Mickey Mouse, Homer Simpson, banned from China

    So since the children don't WANT to watch the china cartoons, they will MAKE them.

    I hope it backfires.

    When I find there is nothing on that I WANT to watch. I put in a movie or go out somewhere.

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    • Grumpy old man
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    Re: Mickey Mouse, Homer Simpson, banned from China

    They should do what Korea does, outsource their animators to the US.

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