Chinese Anime/Disney-Lookalike Videos: The Story Behind Them

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2009 service turns kids into stars of CG videos, claims "no copyright concerns" over Gundam, Disney images

The Chinese service Xu You Ji lets parents pay to have their children turned into 3D models and animated in their own CG action-adventure shorts. The children also dub their own voices into the work. The custom video service debuted in 2009, but recently garnered attention because of one of its videos, featuring Gundam models and other anime elements, was posted online this week.

The company's FAQ page claims the following regarding copyrights:

We design and develop our own animation with their own copyrights. They do contain elements of popular titles, but all are adapted ourselves so there is no copyright concerns.

The service costs about 1,738 yuan (about US$275) to make a custom short.

The company's YouTube channel features a demonstration video and two sample shorts, with one short containing footage directly from Disney and Pixar's Finding Nemo film and a cover of a song from Disney's The Little Mermaid film (at the 3:10 mark):

Thanks to dormcat for the tip.

[Via My Game News Flash]

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