WATCH: Mickey Mouse Makes An unauthorised Appearance In A North Korean State Concert

A North Korean state concert for new leader Kim Jong Un had unusual guests this weekend — Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

The AP reports that performers dressed as Disney characters — also including Winnie the Pooh and Tigger — took to the stage in what many saw a rare acknowledgment of Western culture from the Hermit state. Kim himself is said to have established the groups that performed, perhaps a sign that he is willing to be more tolerant of outside influences.

Unfortunately North Korea hasn’t yet acknowledged Western copyright laws. A representative for Disney confirmed that the use of their brands was “not licensed or authorised by The Walt Disney Company.”

The Telegraph has some footage of the news broadcast that announced the show.


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