The Lay-Out of the Magic Kingdom in Shanghai Wrapped Up in a Trade Secret

“One rat will invite his friend” In November 2009 the Chinese government approved that Shanghai would get its own Disneyland and even the first Disney resort in China. Hong Kong was not amused, because as of 2016 Hong Kong will no longer be the exclusive gate to the Magic Kingdom in China. Brady MacDonald wrote for […]

Mickey Mouse Went To the Ladies’ Market in Hong Kong Without Disney Knowing It

Unauthorised Use of Disney’s copyright  Smoothite versus Samsonite

Mickey, Pokémon and Dooly Still Banned From Chinese Prime Time TV

September 30 to October 5, 2010, the second China International Animation Copyright Fair will be held in China’s animation capital Dongguan, Guangdong province. Read an article by Tan Jing for News Guangdong here. In 2010 foreign animations, such as Mickey Mouse (US), Pokemon (Japan) and Dooly (South Korean) have substantial mature industries, are still banned […]

In The Year of The Tigger: What Makes A Real Winnie The Pooh?

How to tell real from fake? On top: real Winnie the Pooh, including a laser hologram of Walt Disney. Below: fake Winnie the Pooh, without a laser hologram of Walt Disney. The counterfeit one is on offer in Wanchai, Hong Kong for 30 HK dollar (about 3 euro) and is tailor made for Chinese new […]

Why the Mouse Had To Go Out Of Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park

Remember the chutzpah of a slogan ‘Disney is too far’ of Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park, which used the menagerie of Walt Disney and Japanese cartoon figures last May, read here. It remained silent about how the story continued. So IP Dragon was happy that Jack Bernstein, editor of the China IP Report, published by InterLingua […]